Randy Woods Guitars Announces Larrivee Model D-02 Guitar Giveaway

LarriveeGuitarGiveAway_Flyer (2)Randy Woods Guitars is proud to announce they are giving away a brand new Larrivee Model D-02 Guitar valued at $1500.  To enter the contest, please visit randywoodmusic.com to fill out an entry form and catch the next live streaming concert from Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor on August 12 with at 8:00 pm Eastern with ClayBank.  Other upcoming live concerts include: August 27 – Alan Bibey & Grasstowne; September 9 – Tim & Myles Thompson; and September 16 – Roy Book Binder.  Entries will be accepted until midnight October 7. The drawing will take place during Trinity River Band’s concert on October 8, 2016 when the winner will be announced.

The Larrivee Model D-02 Guitar is made of solid Canadian Sitka Spruce; back & sides are solid African Khaya Mahogany; bridge & fingerboard are solid ebony; body binding is solid Canadian Maple, and bridge pins, sale & nut are solid bone. The guitar winner will also receive a Larrivee Hard Case.

Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor has been hosting live shows at the 100-seat concert hall for just over a decade. Beginning in 2013, Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor has delivered these concerts via live streaming to music fans around the world directly to fans on their laptop, tablet or smartphone. State-­of-­the-­art streaming is done “Live” in HD with amazing sound capture during the concerts direct from Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor by partnering with Cody Slatten, Saltymoss C.E.O. and Executive Producer. Cody brings over 15 years of film, television and music video experience to each and every production. He is well­ known for his Emmy™ award­-winning work.

Randy Wood has been producing top-quality instruments since the 1960s and performing his craft for everyone from Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bill Monroe and more.

Please visit www.randywoodsmusic.com for more information and don’t miss this opportunity to win this guitar!

 

 

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Volume Five Closes Out 2015 with Shows in Georgia and North Carolina

 

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VOLUME FIVE will close out 2015 with shows in Georgia and North Carolina this month. The band, known for their entertaining live performances, features the stellar lead vocals by fiddle player Glen Harrell and highlighted by the impressive instrumentals of Coby Laney (guitar, vocals), Patton Wages (banjo, vocals), Chris Williamson (bass) and Harry Clark (mandolin, vocals).

On Friday, December 18, VOLUME FIVE will headline the Burnsville Town Center Bluegrass Show in North Carolina before heading to Georgia for three shows. On Saturday, December 19, the band returns to the historic Everett Brothers Music Barn in Suwanee. This special Christmas show gets an earlier start with Joy Smith & Friends with Bluegrass & Christmas at 7:00 pm, the Everett Family Band at 8:00 and Volume Five at 9:00 pm. Proctor Farms in Rome, GA will host VOLUME FIVE’s concert on Sunday, December 20.

Make your plans now to ring in the new year with Volume Five at the Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival on December 31. For more information and tickets for each of these events, please visit volumefivebg.com.

vf_2014_02_webEarlier this month, Mountain Fever Records re-released VOLUME FIVE’s Christmas single, “Getting Ready for Baby,” written by Jerry Salley. The song is available at iTunes and other retail outlets. Radio programmers can download the song at Airplay Direct.

It’s been quite a year for this popular bluegrass band as they were honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association with a Nomination for the Emerging Artist of the Year Award. They also received a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent. The song is from their current release VOICES. The band heads back to the studio next month to record their highly anticipated new album for Mountain Fever Records set for a 2016 release.

To get updates on the band, view videos and more, please visit their website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Adkins & Loudermilk Receive IBMA Award Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year

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One of bluegrass music’s most talked about new groups, Adkins & Loudermilk, has received an International Bluegrass Music Association Award Nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year. The six piece band, led by Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk, also includes the talents of Glen Crain, Jeff Autry, Zack Autry and Barry Crabtree who have been busy touring the country promoting the Adkins & Loudermilk album released earlier this year on Mountain Fever Records.

“I can’t thank the IBMA members enough for thinking of Edgar and myself when casting their ballots. That means the world to us. We’ve had an incredible time out on the road this year and we are still amazed at positive responses we get at shows from our friends (fans) and the support of radio stations around the world,” said Adkins.

The 2015 IBMA Awards will be presented Thursday, October 1 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. For tickets and information on the full week of bluegrass events, please visit ibma.org.

Radio stations have also been supportive resulting in six tracks from Adkins & Loudermilk appearing on six different radio charts including Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Weekly & Monthly Charts, SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks, Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Songs, Cashbox Magazine’s Top 10 Bluegrass Songs, Power Source Magazine’s Top 30 Song charts. The first two single releases, “Backside of Losing” with lead vocals by Adkins and “Georgia Mountain Man,” with Loudermilk taking the reign, continue to climb the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 National Bluegrass Survey Chart.

For a complete tour schedule, videos, photos and more information on Adkins & Loudermilk, visit www.adkinsloudermilk.com, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. In the meantime, check out this performance video from the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo, North Carolina from last year.  The festival received a 2015 IBMA Award Nomination this year for Festival/Event of the year.

Everett’s Music Barn Announces 50th Anniversary Benefit Celebration April 11-12, 2014

EverettNewLgEverett’s Music Barn in Suwanee, Georgia is proud to celebrate its 50 year tradition of providing the best in bluegrass and gospel music in the Southeast by announcing a two day fundraiser event with live music, food and family fun. The 50th Anniversary Benefit Celebration will take place April 11-12, 2014 from 5pm–Midnight on Friday and 1pm-Midnight on Saturday.

Everett’s Music Barn is dedicated to continuing the tradition of great music in a family friendly environment for 50 more years and needs the help of sponsors along with donations for concessions, raffle and a silent auction.

Local Atlanta area bands, along with national touring acts, will be performing and donating their time for the Fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards needed repairs to Everett’s Music Barn. For anyone wanting to donate items or perform at the event, please contact Tommy Everett by phone or email at 770-722-1276 or everetts3@hotmail.com.

HISTORY OF THE BARN
Almost 50 year ago, on April 17th, 1964, one of the most heinous crimes in Georgia police force history took place. Three Gwinnett County police officers were ambushed and executed in Duluth, Ga. One of those officers was Jerry Everett.

Long before the tragedy of Jerry Everett’s death, the Everett home was always a place that family and friends gathered to pick, sing and share their love of bluegrass and gospel music. However, during the 14 month murder investigation, the gatherings in the Everett home grew in number every weekend as friends gathered to support the Everetts in their grief. The little farmhouse could no longer accommodate the crowds that gathered, so in 1968 an addition with a stage was built onto the back of the house.

As word traveled, the crowds continued to increase until Pa Everett declared that a barn needed to be built. As they say, ‘the rest is history’. With scavenged wood from an abandoned apartment building in Norcross, the barn was built in 1971.

Born of a tragedy, Everett’s Music Barn has brought joy, friendship and outstanding music (every Saturday night except Christmas) to generations of music lovers….. all the while honoring Ma Everett’s decrees of “No Drinking” and “Act Responsibly”!

Randy Wood Guitars Announces Live Streaming Video Concerts

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Randy Wood has been producing top quality instruments since the 1960’s and performing his craft for everyone from Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bill Monroe and more, but this famed luthier has also hosted live concerts at his 100 seat Bloomindale listening room since 2003. Beginning this month, Randy Wood Guitars will now feature live streaming concerts via FlattMountainMedia.com.

“We’ve hosted concerts for everyone from Vassar Clements and Tony Rice to John Jorgenson, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Boxcars, Mountain Heart, J. D. Crowe, Claire Lynch, Tommy Emanual, Lawrence Juber, and the list goes on and on,” said Randy. “My goal with this hall is to reach as many people as possible with the best quality Americana, Bluegrass, Acoustic and other genres of music. Americana music has been very good to me over the years and I feel, with this pulpit, I can give back a little to this great and important music genre. We hope to be able to live stream and archive this very important piece of American Music history.”

State-of-the-art streaming is done “Live” in HD with amazing sound capture during the concerts direct from Randy’s Old-Time Pickin’ Parlor by partnering with Cody Slatten, Saltymoss C.E.O. and Executive Producer. Cody brings over 15 years of film, television and music video experience to each and every production. He is well-known for his Emmy™ award-winning work. Along with music licensing and distributions expert, Ken Hatley, CEO of Ken Hatley and Associates, Inc., Randy is on the cutting edge of providing real time content capturing the in-house experiences of his theatre, direct to the fans on their laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Adam Steffey of The Boxcars said, “Randy Woods Guitars’ concerts are a real treat to get to do. It’s an intimate venue where folks can get the true experience of hearing an acoustic group in an up close and personal setting. Now with the live concert streaming, this experience can be had by folks around the globe. If you can’t get to Randy’s, it’s the next best thing to being there! Check it out, I know you won’t be disappointed!!”

Upcoming events includes performances by: Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (6/27); Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long (7/5); Richard Smith & The Nashville Hot Club Band (7/8); Claire Lynch (7/27); Roy Book Binder (8/3); The Boxcars (8/17), and many more soon to be announced.

Randy Wood produces some of the finest quality instruments in the world, and houses some amazing pieces of craftsmanship from a variety of manufacturers. For more information on Randy Wood Guitars including their products and concerts, please visit randywoodguitars.com.

For more information on Flatt Mountain Media, please visit flattmountainmedia.com.

Mason Douglas performs for film cast party In attendance: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and more

Last Saturday night, February 26, 2011, Nashville country music artist, MASON DOUGLAS provided yet another stellar performance at The Alamo in Newnan, GA.  This time however, it was for a private cast party for the film “The Wettest County in the World.” Those in attendance included one of the film’s stars SHIA LABEOUF who loved Mason’s music and told him, “That’s some good s*&#!” Other attendees include: TOM HARDY (Inception); NICK CAVE (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds); the film’s Director JOHN HILLCOAT; Atlanta jazz blues singer, TONI BYRD; and many more.

MASON DOUGLAS has been receiving quite a bit of attention lately including his recent feature in the Country Music Association’s CMA Close-Up Magazine’s Debut Spotlight and numerous kudos for his new album, MY WILD HEART, released on L.A. based, Rural Rhythm Country.  The first single release has also received attention including ROBERT K OERMAN (Music Row) saying, “I don’t know when I have heard a more accomplished debut single. And he wrote it all by himself. Give that man a DisCovery Award. The CD is titled MY WILD HEART, and you can bet I’ll be playing the rest of it.”

MY WILD HEART was recently featured on CMT.com “20 New Tunes for Adventurous Music Fans” and includes 11 original songs by Mason Douglas. The album is available to radio via Play MPE, DMDS and Airplay Direct and available for purchase via iTunes, Amazon.com and many more major outlets.

“The Wettest County in the World,” a crime-drama centered on a family of Depression-era bootleggers in the American South, is due in theaters next year.

For more information on Mason Douglas, please visit www.masondouglasmusic.com.

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Photo Credit:  Mason Douglas photo at The Alamo by Mac McDavid of Alachua, FL

New Florida & Georgia Bluegrass E-News Publication

Evans Media Source Launches New Bluegrass E-News
Publication Will Focus on Bluegrass Music in Florida and Georgia

Evans Media Source is proud to announce their new Bluegrass E-News focusing on bluegrass music news and events in Florida and Georgia.  This debut edition features 22 pages (PDF) and provides bluegrass enthusiasts detailed information and in depth coverage of music, festivals, events and much more.

The publication kicks off with coverage of: 2010 Fall Festival Season, Bluegrass Radio, New Album Releases and Reviews, Birthdays, Florida Fun Facts, Festival Schedule, Florida Bluegrass Associations, Connor’s Corner, Classified Ads, National Bluegrass Review at a Glance, plus a brand new Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart.

“We have just built a bridge and united all of the great bluegrass fans in the southeast and for anyone curious about what goes on down here besides major them parks. We have a lot to offer in the sunshine state but there hasn’t been a publication that shares information across the region to advertise it, now there is,” said Ernie Evans of Evans Media Source..

Fans of bluegrass music can sign up to receive the news at www.evansmediasource.com  Readers have the option to view the E-News online or download the file and read later. 

For advertising rates and other questions, please contact Ernie or Debi Evans at 904-886-8378 or via email.