1. MerleFest CD, DVD In The Works

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Annual North Carolina Americana festival MerleFest will be documented on CD, DVD, and VHS with the June 17 national bow of the self-released "MerleFest Live! The 15th Anniversary Jam." The releases, w Annual North Carolina Americana festival MerleFest will be documented on CD, DVD,…

  2. NGDB Ensures 'Circle' Remains Unbroken

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It was 30 years ago when a young band of longhaired musicians from the West Coast teamed with some of country music's legendary veterans to record "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a landmark project that crossed boundaries and…

  3. Merlefest Sets 2003 Lineup

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the stage at Merlefest 2003. Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the…

  4. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

  5. 'Songcatcher II' Collects Traditional Tunes

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired the Movie" for a May 7 North American release. The 17-track set of traditional folk ballads mined from the la Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition…

  6. The Number of the Beast

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute-happy environment, where diverse styles and generations are commonly intertwined. Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute…

  7. Dirt Band's 'Circle' Still Unbroken 30 Years On

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" will be reissued March 26 via Capitol Nashville. Originally released in 1972, the double-album set un In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's …

  8. AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. This…

  9. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  10. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find…

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