California’s Huck Finn Jubilee Music Festival is back in 2018

West Coast’s Largest Bluegrass Festival Under New Ownership

Ontario, CA: For over 40 years, the annual three-day music festival in Southern California, Huck Finn Jubilee, delivered acts from a long list of luminaries such as Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss,
Del McCoury, Punch Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan, and more. After a one-year hiatus, the festival will return to Ontario, CA on October 5, 6, and 7 in 2018 under new owners Nikki and Roger.

“It’s important that we honor the tradition of this festival because the community deserves it and we want to take you on the musical journey that we experienced” says Nikki and Roger. The couple, both executives at an experiential marketing firm in Los Angeles, attended the festival in 2016 and were impressed with the music, array of activities for people of all ages and overall positive vibe. When they heard the festival wasn’t going to return in 2017, they purchased the brand and built their dream team of industry experts in hopes of keeping the festival alive and maintaining the high-level of quality its fans and the community deserves.

Entering its 41st year, the 2018 Huck Finn Jubilee will offer the entire festival experience featuring traditional and progressive bluegrass music, local food, craft beer, a unique array of
handcrafted arts and crafts, access to beautiful park amenities, camping, fishing and general family fun.

Festival tickets and lineup announcements coming soon. Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

Learn more about the 2018 Huck Finn Jubilee at and in this four-part video series:

Experience 2018 Huck Finn Jubilee (30 second spot)

Meet the New Owners of Huck Finn Jubilee: Nikki and Roger (60 second spot)

Meet the New Owners of Huck Finn Jubilee: Nikki and Roger (Full-Length)

2018 Huck Finn Jubilee: Mini-Documentary

Volume Five’s Drifter Debuts on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart

album-cover-volume-five-600Volume Five made its debut this week at #5 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart with their impressive new project Drifter.  The album is receiving rave reviews including Parcbench Magazine saying it “raises the bar on their already impressive reputation.”

The first single release, “I Am A Drifter” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Ross, continues to garner radio chart success.  It is the current #1 song on the Bluegrass Today Top 20, #7 on the Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks for June, and debuted this month on Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Songs Chart.  Drifter is also crossing over to other formats; the track, “When I Go Away,” is today’s POWERPLAY song on Eagle Country Radio. Drifter is available to radio stations worldwide at

“Volume Five can please a fan who just wants to hear a bluegrass beat with a pleasant melody, but the rhythmic interplay between the instruments can enthrall a more sophisticated listener after multiple hearings. It’s a special skill, and may ultimately be the one thing that eventually allows this talented quintet to rise to the top, a la Blue Highway,” said Bluegrass Today in a recent album review.

This impressive group is led by Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals) who is joined by Harry Clark (mandolin & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), Patton Wages (banjo & vocals), and Colby Laney (guitar & vocals).

Drifter is available at numerous digital outlets,, and more fine retail outlets.

_MG_0855For more information on Volume Five, please visit them at, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   #V5

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Drifter is Volume Five’s sixth album since 2008, on the Mountain Fever Records label.

In 2014, Volume Five garnered two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) nominations; Emerging Artist and Gospel Recorded Performance for their album The Day We Learn To FlyIn 2015 they received another nomination for IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award and a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” with special guest Rhonda Vincent, a song appearing on their Voices album.



Huck Finn Jubilee 2016 Line-Up Announced

HuckFinn_FebOne_Lineup-01CProducers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, is proud to announce some of the greatest national headlining bluegrass names will be on stage for the 3-day event. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario will be the site for this annual event June 10 thru 12, 2016 when thousands of bluegrass fans arrive to experience a family friendly festival that celebrates traditional Bluegrass music, education, activities, and the evolution of bluegrass music.

The line-up* of entertainment, featuring an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands, includes:

Friday, June 10: David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Peter Rowan Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Balsam Range, The Special Consensus, and The Mountain Faith Band. An ‘80’s Retro Late Night Party featuring Love Canon will conclude the first day.

Saturday, June 11: Soggy Bottom Boys, Leftover Salmon, The Cleverlys, Dan Tyminski Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Della Mae, The Boxcars, and The Church Sisters. The Late night square dance will feature the Hogslop String Band.

Sunday, June 12: Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Mountain Heart, Dailey & Vincent, Sweetwater String Band, and Flatt Lonesome.

Additional artists will be announced prior to the event. In addition to the musical performances several workshops will be available to attend. Guests are invited to bring their own instruments for these workshops and of course impromptu jams amongst festival attendees is encouraged.

Tickets go on sale March 1 at 10am with several options to satisfy all attendees with prices starting at $45.00. Options to purchase VIP tickets, 3 day passes or reservations for hotels, camping or RV sites are available on line as well at Huck Finn Jubilee is produced by The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau , the official destination marketing organization to promote the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga California to visitors nationally and internationally.

*line-up of entertainment is subject to change

About HUCK FINN JUBILEE Bluegrass Music Festival
Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival is a 3-day music festival, held on the second weekend of June annually, celebrating Bluegrass – America’s genuine roots music. Founded in 1975 by the Tucker Family, the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival continues to evolve and has become a premier 3-day showcase of traditional Bluegrass and Jam grass music. This family-friendly event is a community of music-driven campgrounds with endless pickin’ parties, music workshops and instrumental roots education for all ages, outdoor recreation and Tom Sawyer Island dedicated to all day kid’s activities.

Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau (a non-profit 501c 3), supports the cross-pollination and belief in the evolution of this music while honoring its rich history. This unique festival showcases an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands alike. Huck Finn Jubilee is committed to presenting exceptional headlining musicians as well as emerging artists dedicated to creating sounds for the future whhttp://www.huckfinn.comile preserving the deeply imbedded roots of Bluegrass. Bluegrass music tells a story and narrative of the lives of the everyday American people. For more information visit

Adkins & Loudermilk to Host Inaugural Anderson County Halloween BooGrass Bash Festival October 29-31, 2015

boograss-headerAdkins & Loudermilk will host the inaugural Anderson County Halloween BooGrass Bash October 29-31, 2015. Feel free to wear your best Halloween costume for the BooGrass Bash Costume Party and enjoy the spooktacular performances by: Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Adkins & Loudermillk, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boxcars, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Flatt Lonesome, Sideline, Marksmen Quartet, and more.

The BooGrass Bash will be held at the Anderson County Civic Center located at 3027 Martin Luther King Blvd., Anderson, South Carolina. Tickets are $30 (daily), $75 (3-day pass) and can be purchased in advance at

Adkins & Loudermilk are also proud to announce the BooGrass Bash Band Competition with over $3,000 in prizes. Bring the kids for the BooGrass Youth Camp, daily contest, great food and more activities.

Camping is available with 60 full hook up campsites and 120 self-contained campsites, along with many hotel options in Anderson. For tickets and camping, please call 864-260-4800.


Thursday, October 29, 2015
Contest – 10:00am-3:00pm
Marksmen Quartet – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Sideline – 5:45pm-7:15pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 7:30pm-9:00pm
Balsam Range – 9:15pm-10:45pm

Friday, October 30, 2015
Contest – 10:00am-2:00pm
Lonesome River Band – 2:20-3:05pm, 5:05-5:50pm
Marty Raybon – 3:15-4:00pm, 6:00-6:45pm
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice – 4:10-4:55pm, 6:55-7:40pm
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver – 7:50-9:20pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 9:30-11:00pm

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Workshops/Youth Camp Activities – 10:00am-2:00pm
Flatt Lonesome – 2:20pm-3:05pm, 5:05-5:50pm
The Boxcars – 3:15-4:00pm, 6:00-6:45pm
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out – 4:10-4:55pm, 6:55-7:40pm
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage – 7:50-9:20pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 9:30pm-11:00pm
For more information on the Anderson County BooGrass Bash, please visit

adkins-loudermilk-smallThe powerhouse band Adkins & Loudermilk just received an Award Nomination the International Bluegrass Music Association in the Emerging Artist of the Year category. To watch live performance videos and get more information , please visit, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Volume Five Receives International Bluegrass Music Association and GMA Dove Award Nominations

Volume Five

VOLUME FIVE is celebrating award nominations today from two separate organizations. As announced in a press conference by the International Bluegrass Music Association, VOLUME FIVE received an Award Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year. At the same time, the 46th Annual GMA Dove Award Nominations were being announced live from Lipscomb University in Nashville where VOLUME FIVE was honored with a nomination for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent written by Dolly Parton and Dorothy Jo Owens.

I am just overwhelmed and completely grateful to the members of these two organizations for honoring VOLUME FIVE with these award nominations,” said band leader, lead vocalist and fiddle player Glen Harrell.

Dove-ticketingDaddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” appears on the band’s chart topping album, VOICES, on Mountain Fever Records. Label President, Mark Hodges said, “I knew as soon as I heard this song that it was something special. It’s like Glen Harrell and Rhonda Vincent were born to sing together.” Winners of the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be announced October 13, 201 at the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville. For more information and tickets, please visit

ibma_awardsWinners of the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards will be announced at a red carpet event to be held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, October 1, 2015. For tickets to the Awards show and the IBMA World of Bluegrass, please visit

Much to the delight of VOLUME FIVE’S loyal fans, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction re-aired the group’s Track by Track with Host Kyle Cantrell earlier this month. In April, VOICES was the #1 Most Played Album and “Dream Softly” was the #1 Most Played Track on the program. “Dream Softly” along with four other songs (“King of California,” “Faithfully,” “Going Across the Mountain,” and “Colder & Colder”) have repeatedly charted on the popular Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart since the album’s release earlier this year. VOICES is also currently appearing on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 National Bluegrass Survey Top 15 Album Chart with “King of California” climbing again this month on the publication’s Top 30 Song Chart.

For more 2015 tour dates and additional information on Volume Five, please visit, and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

Radio programmers can download the entire album at

Mountain Fever Records Announces the Release of Voices from Volume Five

Mountain Fever Press Release:

Mountain Fever Records announces the release of Voices from Volume Five, available today.

_MG_2458Founded in early 2008 by vocalist and fiddle player Glen Harrell, Volume Five includes the talents of Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals,) and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals.) These five musicians together truly blend into a band with staying power. “When I put this group together, I knew the style of music I wanted us to play and the goals I wanted to achieve,” stated Harrell. “It was just a matter of finding the right guys who wanted to create their own identity in the industry. I didn’t just want us to be another band that moves onto the scene and is gone in a few years, but one that would have a unique sound that players and listeners would remember for many years to come – one that sounded like no other band in the business.”

album-cover-volume-five-voices400wVoices is the band’s fifth album and features 12 tracks of carefully selected songs, showcasing the many facets of musical tastes that come from within the decidedly bluegrass ensemble—traditional, classic, and on-the-edge—this CD covers it all. The album features the vocal and instrumental prowess of each V5 band member along with the added talents of Jeff Partin who plays Dobro and also contributed three original songs (“Satan’s Ridge,” “Faithfully,” and the first single, “Crazy Night”). V5 guitarist Colby Laney brought two original songs (“Going Across the Mountain” and “Sam’s Gap”) while the album is rounded out with cuts written by noted country artists Hal Ketchum, Jedd Hughes, and Dolly Parton, whose classic “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man,” is sure to be a standout track with the addition of Rhonda Vincent sharing the vocal spotlight with V5 ring-leader, Glen Harrell. Produced by Aaron Ramsey and recorded at Mountain Fever Studios, Voices is already receiving rave reviews from radio programmers and media:

“There’s not a bad cut on the album but I’ve been featuring “Crazy Night,” written by Jeff Partin. I also like the rousing gold-mining saga “King of California” that kicks off the album and the remake of Dolly Parton’s “Daddy Was an Old-time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent on guest vocals.” – Wayne Rice, KSON – FM

“The new Voices project is a must have bluegrass CD. Superb vocals and top notch instrumentation make this a pleasure to listen to. From songs of heartbreak to songs of faith – 12 tracks of bluegrass done just as it should be!” – Joe Stutzman, Heartland Bluegrass

“Voices is bluegrass at full strength…it fits my definition of a great bluegrass album: one that reminds me why I fell in love with the music all those years ago.” – Jerome Clark, Editor,

“Voices is the perfect title from the V5 gang because their voices have never sounded better! A mix of original songs with a few covers, you will just want to put on some headphones, lean back, shut your eyes, and just hear the “Voices” of Volume Five.” – Gene Skinner, Great Stuff Bluegrass

The track listing for Voices is as follows:
1. “King of California”
2. “Going Across the Mountain”
3. “Dream Softly”
4. “Crazy Night”
5. “Strangest Dreams”
6. “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” with Rhonda Vincent
7. “Satan’s Ridge”
8. “Colder and Colder”
9. “Sam’s Gap”
10. “Amanda”
11. “Soldier For the Lonely”
12. “Faithfully”

Voices is available today for digital download at iTunes, Amazon, and wherever great music is sold. Radio Programmers may download Voices via AirplayDirect. For more about Volume Five, visit For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit


LIFE GOES ON album by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer® Now Released

Rural Rhythm Records has now released the highly anticipated new album release, LIFE GOES ON by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer®.  This new 2 CD set is now available for purchase at, County Sales, Ernest Tubb Records Shops, the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer website, Rural Rhythm Records, directly through the participating artists and many more locations.  The LIFE GOES ON album was recorded live during the annual MACC festivals from 2006 – 2011 with the exception of the new single “Life Goes On” that was recorded at Randy Kohrs’ Slack Key Studio in Nashville, TN.

The all-star line-up on the LIFE GOES ON 2-CD Set includes the following tracks:


Disc 1

01      GOODBYE TO THE BLUES – Johnson Mountain Boys

02      BEYOND THE SUNSET– Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, Josh Swift

03      RAGGED MAN – Gibson Brothers

04      I GOT A WOMAN – Pine Mountain Railroad

05      PLEASE COME TO BOSTON – New Found Road

06      SIX FEET UNDER THE GROUND – Michael Cleveland and Fame Keeper

07      IN THE TIME THAT YOU GAVE ME – Shawn Camp

08      GOIN’ ACROSS THE SEA – J. D. Crow & The New South

09      HIGHWAY OF SORROW – Junior Sisk

10      FRAULEIN – Lost and Found

11      RAIN AND SNOW – Brandon Rickman (Lonesome River Band)

12      REVELATION – Bradley Walker

13      PANHANDLE COUNTRY – Clay Hess & Friends

14      ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE – Josh Williams Band

15      FORTY YEARS – David Parmley & Continental Divide

16      THE WATER IS WIDE – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

17      HARD TIMES – The Grascals

18      PAUL’S MINISTRY – Paul Williams

19      STRUTTIN’ TO FERRUM – Lonesome River Band

20      BLUE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN – The SteelDrivers



01      MANZANITA – Tony Rice


03      PRECIOUS MEMORIES – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

04      LITTLE JOHN I AM – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

05      TENNESSEE WHISKEY – Chris Stapleton, Morgane Hayes, Bradley Walker

06      SMASHVILLE – Sierra Hull & Highway 111

07      GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE – Sally Connell, Dudley Connell

08      WHERE THE NEVER DIES  – Don Rigsby & Josh Williams

09      NOTHING BUT A WHIPPORWILL – Blue Highway

10      THE WATER SO COLD – Marty Raybon and Full Circle

11      THE TURKEY BUZZARD – Joe Mullins & Aubry Hayine

12      HE DIED A ROUNDER AT 21 – Junior Sisk, Randy Kohrs, Josh Williams

13      THE LIKES OF ME – Randy Kohrs Band

14      SHOUTING TIME IN HEAVEN – Kenny & Amanda Smith

15      AT THE END OF THE A LONG LONELY – Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

16      MEMORIES OF MOTHER – James King

17      I SHOULD’VE CALLED – Larry Stephenson

18      OLD VIOLIN – Larry Cordle, Michael Cleveland

19      LIFE GOES ON – Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Rickey Wasson, Larry Cordle

Rural Rhythm Records will soon release a new music video of the first single, “Life Goes On.” The song is currently #8 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart.  The VIDEO was filmed at Liberty Church in Gallatin, TN during the week of the 2012 SPBGMA convention and features Ronnie Bowman, Jerry Salley, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Rickey Wasson, and directed by brothers, Sammy Passamano III and Anthony Passamano.  Although the video is still in production, the label has released a short preview that can be found on their website.  Family memory photos are courtesy of the musicians involved in this project and Darrel Adkins who founded Musicians Against Childhood Cancer along with his wife Phyllis Adkins in honor of their daughter, Mandy who lost her battle with cancer on November 25, 2000.  Proceeds from the annual festival benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

For more information on Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, please visit their website at

For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit

Two Rivers, Wisconsin concert series ends

I was very sad to hear of the closing of the B.K. Productions bluegrass concert series in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  I had the opportunity to travel to one of the concerts years ago when one of my clients, Blue Moon Rising performed (pictured above in a photo by Mike Morebeck —– L-R Justin Moses, Keith Garrett, Tim Tipton, Chris West, Justin Jenkins).  After working with producer, Brad Klabunde, over the phone for many years, it was very nice to finally meet him and his wife Janice.

Brad Klabunde

Over the years, Brad’s enthusiasm for bluegrass music certainly was evident in his successful concerts.   He was able to get some of top award-winning bands in bluegrass music at this series.  Most recently the event was held at the Two Rivers High School.

Unfortunately Brad has made the hard decision to cancel the concerts due to numerous reasons, the most obvious being the economy, cost of fuel for these national touring acts, but also a problem that other promoters around the country face – competing with local free shows.  At concert series like Brad’s, of course, promoters have to charge for tickets.  That is how these national touring bands get paid.

Just some of the artists that have made their way to Brad’s show were: Carrie Hassler, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Charlie Sizemore Band, Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Blue Moon Rising, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Special Consensus, Newfound Road, Mark Newton Band, James King Band and so many more.

Congratulations to Brad, Janice, and all of their sponsors and volunteers for a job well done for so many years!

New Album by Mike Scott Releasing Feb 22, 2011

Listen to a clip of “Since I Laid My Burdens Down”

Rural Rhythm Christian announced the upcoming February 22, 2011 album release, TAKE ME LORD AND USE ME by award-winning vocalist and banjoist, Mike Scott.  This very special studio gathering includes the amazing talents of: Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell, Vince Gill, Claire Lynch, Jesse McReynolds, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, and Buck White.

One listen to the title track, “Take Me Lord and Use Me,” co-written by the husband and wife songwriting team, Mike and Brenda Scott, and listeners will immediately feel the outpouring of faith and passion Mike Scott has put into this album. 

Mike Scott, who Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM Radio describes as “one of today’s great personalities in bluegrass,” has long been a part of the tradition of American acoustic music.  He has been on stage entertaining audiences since 1972 when he was only 10 years old and has since performed with Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass, led Mike Scott & The All-American Band, and helped define the tradition of Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys.  Since 2001, Mike has been a featured artist with frequent appearances on RFD’s Blue Highways TV show, Reno’s Old Time Music Festival (seen in over 25 million households) as part of Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition.

Les Butler, Host of the Front Porch Fellowship and Publisher of Singing News Magazine recently said, “Mike Scott’s exceptional playing and singing brought a fresh touch to the classic gospel tune, ‘Since I Laid My Burdens Down.’  The angelic harmony singing of Sonya Isaacs puts it over the top!”

Tracks Include:
01  Take Me Lord and Use Me (with Vince Gill)
02  Cross Your Heart (with Sonya Isaacs and Carl Jackson)
03  Is Not This the Land of Beulah (with Claire Lynch and Carl Jackson)
04  Jesus I’ll Never Forget (with Vince Gill)
05  I Love to Praise Him (with Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
06  Sing, Sing, Sing (with Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
07  Driving Nails (with Ricky Skaggs and Carl Jackson)
08  Just Like the Bible Says (with Claire Lynch and Carl Jackson)
09  I Can’t Make It Lord Without You (with Sonya Isaacs and Carl Jackson)
10 When the Angels Carry Me Home (with Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
11  ‘Tis So  Sweet to Trust Jesus (with Claire Lynch and Carl Jackson; Jesse McReynolds, Buck White & John Maberry mandolin )
12  Since I Laid My Burdens Down (with Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
13  When All Is Said and Done (with Vince Gill)

TAKE ME LORD AND USE ME will be available wherever Christian music and Country & Bluegrass music is sold.  The album will also be part of LIFEWAY’S Get2Know promotion February 21 – March 12, 2011.  Please visit Lifeway’s Store Locator to find a store near you!

For more information, please visit or