Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan among first wave announced for MerleFest 2022

Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. December 6, 2021 – Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the first round of artists for MerleFest 2022, which will be held April 28-May 1, 2022. Emmylou Harris, Greensky Bluegrass, Rissi Palmer, and more will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music[…]

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Alison Krauss tops strong bluegrass lineup announced for MerleFest

Alison Krauss, The Jerry Douglas Band, Sam Bush, Tommy Emmanuel, and Peter Rowan are among the bluegrass acts included in the initial lineup announcement for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Willie Nelson was also announced as one of the headliners for the event. Editor’s note: Occasionally[…]

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Dispatch From Grey Fox: Thursday comes with Strings attached

You know those tap takeovers that are so popular in craft beer bars these days? It was like a musical version of that Thursday at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, with artist in residence Billy Strings taking over the Walsh Farm festival grounds as the four day festival got started in earnest. Strings appeared on all three stages Thursday, starting the day off by sitting in with emerging artists Cane Mill Road on the Creekside[…]

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50 years later, Bluegrass Boy Peter Rowan still likes his bluegrass ‘hardcore’

This piece originally was published in Nov. 2017 in The British Bluegrass News, the member publication of the British Bluegrass Music Association.     By Chris A. Courogen When Peter Rowan’s new, yet-to-be-titled, album is released, most likely early next year, Rowan will be returning to his bluegrass roots. Inspired by a sort of pilgrimage he made years ago with the legendary Bill Monroe, Rowan’s new album will pay homage to the late Carter Stanley.[…]

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