Official IBMA Kick-Off Party With Lonesome River Band


Lonesome River Band
Lonesome River Band

The Official International Bluegrass Association’s World of Bluegrass Kick-Off Party, sponsored by Moonstruck Management, will feature Lonesome River Band who received four IBMA Award Nominations this year.  The party will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre located 126 E Cabarrus Street in Raleigh.  Music fans will be admitted with an IBMA Business Conference Badge, or a Bluegrass Ramble wristband.

Shuttle service will be offered for conference attendees from the Convention Center to the Lincoln Theatre immediately following the Keynote Address.  At 7:00 p.m., immediately following Lonesome River Band’s Kick-Off Party, the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble showcase will begin.

moonstruck-ibma-posterfinalcAt 10:00 p.m., bluegrass music fans are invited to remain at the Lincoln Theatre for the Moonstruck Management Showcase featuring performances by NewTown at 10:00 p.m., Lonesome River Band at 11:00 p.m., Trinity River Band at 12:00 a.m., followed by the Moonstruck Mash featuring the incredible talents of: Sammy Shelor, Dave Adkins, Brandon Rickman, Jesse Smathers, Kati Penn Williams, Jr. Williams, Sarah Harris, Joshua Harris, and Travis Anderson.  Dave Adkins, who had one of the most successful bluegrass albums of 2016, will also serve as Emcee for the night.

On Wednesday, September 28 at 2:30 pm, Lonesome River Band will be part of the Hangin’ & Sangin’ Facebook Live streams at World of Bluegrass located in the BGS Fishbowl located above the lobby of the Raleigh Convention Center.

mountainhomeshowcaseAt 3:30 p.m, they will perform at the Mountain Home Music Company’s Showcase being held from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Room 305 A-B of the Raleigh Convention Center.  Later that evening, Sammy Shelor will also be part of the Virginia is for Lovers Music Ramble at The Architect Bar & Social House from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

vashowcase-architect-barLater that evening, Sammy Shelor will also be part of the Virginia is for Music Lovers Ramble at The Architect Bar & Social House from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.  The event features Jim Lauderdale and Friends Sammy Shelor, Wayne Henderson, Virginia Luthiers, Dani Flowers, The Church Sisters, and Hackensaw Boys.

Lonesome River Band’s four IBMA Award Nominations includes one for Album of the Year for Bridging the Tradition. This groundbreaking album, released in March on Mountain Home Music Company, features two IBMA Award Nominated tracks – “Thunder and Lightning” written by Adam Wright for Song of the Year and “Rocking of the Cradle” written by Kim Williams and Doug Johnson for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. Sammy Shelor, received a nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year, an Award he has been presented with five times during his impressive career.

ibma_awardsLonesome River Band will perform during the 27th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show. This special event will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for The Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Band member Sammy Shelor will also present an award during the event. For more information on IBMA, please visit

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IBMA World of Bluegrass Performances – You are invited!

ibma-hoperiverCongratulations to Lonesome River Band, Sammy Shelor, Larry Cordle, Volume Five, and Adkins & Loudermilk on their 2015 IBMA Award Nominations and to Detour and Donna Hughes as Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artists!  We invite you to this week’s performances during the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh including some exciting showcases with Trinity River Band!

Tuesday, Sept 29
10:20pm – Donna Hughes and Jacob Burleson at Convention Center, Room 304

Wednesday, Sept 30
11:30 am – Lonesome River Band performing at the Momentum Awards Brunch in Convention Center

2:00pm-5:00pm – Mountain Home’s Welcome Home Party at Convention Center, Rooms 305 A&B (Sammy Shelor performing around 4:00 pm

7:00 pm – Donna Hughes Band at Convention Center Master’s Workshop Stage

9:00 pm – Donna Hughes Band at Tir Na Nog

11:00 pm – Detour at Lincoln Theatre

11:00 pm – Donna Hughes Band at The Pour House

12:30 AM – Trinity River Band at IBMA After Hours Showcase @ Raleigh Convention Center, University Room

1:00 am – Lonesome River Band at Crooked Road Ramble at the Architect Bar

Friday, October 2, 2015
12:45 pm – Orthophonic Joy Showcase with Larry Cordle, OJ House Band, Ashley & Shannon Campbell, Corbin Hayslett, The Virginia Luthiers, The Shotgun Rubies, and The Church Sisters at the Red Hat Amphitheater

2:45 pm – Larry Stephenson Band at Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival, Davie Street Stage

8:00 pm – Volume Five at Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival, Davie Street Stage

11:00 pm – Trinity River Band at After Hours Showcase Event presented by National Media Services and Orange Blossom Records at Raleigh Marriott City Center, Congressional Room.
Be sure to visit DETOUR and DONNA HUGHES at their trade show booths and TRINITY RIVER BAND at the National Media Services booth in the Convention Center

Detour Receives IBMA Award Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year

Detour Bluegrass 11Detour bluegrass band featuring the talents of Missy Armstrong, Jeff Rose, Peter Knupfer, Scott Zystra, Lloyd Douglas, and Jeremy Darrow, received an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year. Final nominees for the 2014 IBMA Awards were announced today during a press conference held at The Factory in Franklin, TN hosted by Sam Bush and Jim Lauderdale.

IBMA Award winners will be announced Thursday, October 2 beginning at 7:30 PM Eastern in the Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC. Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will serve as host of the Awards Show. The show is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass taking place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh.

Bluegrass fans heard DETOUR featured this morning on Sirius XM Radio and their show will be rebroadcast: August 14 at 9:00 PM EDT, August 16 at 8:00 AM EDT and August 17 at Noon EDT, and also available On Demand.

This evening, beginning at 7:00 PM Central, Music City Roots (Nashville’s acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale) will feature performances by Detour, Sam Bush, Balsam Range and Becky Buller. The show is available for viewing via webcast nationwide at or at the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville.

Detour certainly made their mark on the bluegrass scene over the last year with significant chart success for their Mountain Fever Records’ album GOING NOWHERE FAST. This popular album includes the #1 Bluegrass Today chart single (July 2014) “Too Blue To Have The Blues” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd and is currently #2 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Monthly Song Chart and #5 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20.

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Dave Adkins & Republik Steele Debut at #7 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart

cd_artwork_dars_2012-200wRural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce Dave Adkins & Republik Steele make their debut at #7 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart with THAT’S JUST THE WAY I ROLL. Media has certainly welcomed this album with Cybergrass exclaiming, “This release isn’t HOT – it’s EXTREMELY HOT! Wow this is one of the finest new sounds I’ve heard in quite a while” and PARCBENCH stating Adkins “voice finds just the right nuance for each song, treating each as a unique musical portrait. His trustworthy vocals frame each with warmth and authenticity.”

THAT’S JUST THE WAY I ROLL has also received international Radio support with numerous tracks receiving airplay including the title track and first single release, “That’s Just The Way I Roll” along with other popular tracks like “Heartstrings,” “Rio,” “Get Em Up, “ and “Please Come To Boston.”

“I’m looking for my rubber stamp that says HIT and as soon as I find it I’m going to rubber stamp this album with HIT all over it. The song itself is just about the best introduction to the rest of the album you could find. Bluegrass to the Bone! Followed by Dave’s rendition of John Conlee’s Top-Ten country hit from 1978 which may be even better than the original, right on down to the last song on the album, The Storm, Dave Adkins’ name needs to be placed right up next to all of the great vocalists in the hall of honor,”  said Brian McNeal, Prescription Bluegrass Media.

slider-band-1Dave Adkins & Republik Steele has certainly emerged as one of the most talked about and exciting new acts in bluegrass music. The band received a 2013 SPBGMA award nomination as Entertaining Group of the Year along with Dave garnering his first nomination as the SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year. Their highly entertaining live performances have garnered them a heavy tour schedule and loyal fan base. Attendees of the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh this September will get a chance to see their exciting stage show as the band has been chosen as an Official WOB Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artist.

Numerous promotional appearances including interviews on WSM Radio, Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction, Bobcat Country Radio, Blue Ridge Country, WSIP and events such as Dave’s performance of the National Anthem for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship – Nashville Regional at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field have helped gain the band even more fans.

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Jett’s Creek

Supposed to Be by JETT'S CREEK
Supposed to Be by JETT

Bluegrass band, JETT’S CREEK is proud to announce the release of their debut album, “Supposed to Be,” produced by Angie Young and Adam McIntosh.  

“Wow! I was not prepared for the sparkling new voice of Angie Young. This girl can sing! Supposed To Be is a very strong first effort by a young Bluegrass band, Jett’s Creek. I suspect this band name will become one we will hear often in the years to come,” said Gary Robertson with Bluegrass Virginia.

This CD provides a fresh new perspective for bluegrass lovers including, Angie Young’s two original songs, “Supposed to Be” and the captivating a cappella song, “The Prayer.” Jon McIntosh also contributed two original tunes including, “Now I’m Thru With You” and “Two Ships. Other tracks include their fan favorite “Highway 40 Blues” written by Larry Cordle; “I’ll Be Back” written by Marla Cannon-Goodman, Ronnie Bowman and Buddy Cannon; Rodney’s Crowell’s “A Song for Life” and many more.

Musicians on the album include: Angie Young providing her crystalline lead vocals; Adam McIntosh (banjo, guitar and lead and harmony vocals); Jon McIntosh (guitar and lead & harmony vocals); and Pearl Bradley (mandolin). Guest musicians on the CD include Evan McGregor (fiddle) and Tim Kidd (bass). Just after the album was recorded, the band welcomed their newest band member – bass player, Gary Selby. Young said, “We are thrilled to have Gary on board as he brings a new dimension to our performances and our group as a whole.”

The group has been entertaining Bluegrass and Gospel music lovers in Ohio for the last four years, but due to recent fan and promoter requests, they are now accepting national tour dates. Previous performances include the Bellbrook Jamboree, Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival and more.  Jett’s Creek will be showcasing at the Hope River Entertainment After Hours Showcase at the Renaissance Hotel, Nashville, TN on October 4, 2008 at 1:30 AM during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass.
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