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CONGRADULATIONS TO BOB BLACK FOR BEING AWARDED THE 2006 PRINT AWARD FOR WRITING AND PUBLICATION OF THIS BOOK
“Come Hither to Go Yonder: Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe” by Bob Black Bill Monroe is so foundational to bluegrass music that the entire genre took its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys. In Come Hither to Go Yonder, Bob Black recounts his years spent as a member of that seminal band. While other work on Bill Monroe has been written from a historical point of view, Come Hither to Go Yonder is told from the perspective of a musician who was actually there. Filled with observations made from the unique vantage point of a man who has traveled and performed extensively with the master, this book is Bob Black's personal memoir about the profound infiuence that Monroe exerted on the musicians who have carried on the bluegrass tradition in the wake of his 1996 death. Offering a rare perspective on the creative forces that drove one of America's greatest composers and musical innovators, Come Hither to Go Yonder will deeply reward any fans of Bill Monroe, of bluegrass, or of American vernacular music. 232 pages. 6 x 9 inches. 40 photographs. Now available from University of Illinois Press: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/s05/black.html Bob Black Green Valley Records

 

 

Butch Baldassari Medical Fund

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Butch Baldassari
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Butch Baldassari, a long-time friend of the mandolin community is currently undergoing chemotherapy and related treatment best explained by an email he recently sent to many of his friends (below). In addition to the stress of such an invasive treatment, professional musicians don't benefit from paid leaves of absence from their jobs.

Many in the mandolin community have expressed an interest in providing their financial and emotional support of Butch throughout his treatment, and the purpose of this page is to help us achieve that goal. The Mandolin Cafe and our community sends their best wishes to Butch for a successful treatment and speedy recovery.

Dear Friend

Some of you may or may have not heard that I have been having some health problems recently. It started in mid-March with my left hand losing about 20% of its facility. I have not cancelled any performances yet, but I really can't do any recording or work that focuses heavily on myself as soloist. I am still playing concerts with Nashville Mandolin Ensemble. After an MRI and a brain biopsy on May 22, I was diagnosed with a low level 3 anaplastic astrocytoma deep in the right side of my brain. Because it is inoperable, I am following a regime of radiation and chemo beginning this Wednesday, June 6 for 6 weeks. I am going to be eating only a macrobiotic diet and following their lifestyle rules. I will also be receiving acupuncture, energy balancing treatments and massage therapy.

I hope to see or hear from you soon.

Butch Baldassari

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Alecia Nugent & Uncle Billy Backstage
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Whiskey Lounge HorseShoe Casino, Council Bluffs,Ia 10/19/06

Alecia Nugent and her Band played to a large audiance of bluegrass and country fans on Oct 19th at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Ia.  She entertained the crowd with great uptempo old and new bluegrass tunes, with couples getting up to dance and then brought them back with slowing dancing to outstand slow tunes.  Who says you can't dance to bluegrass music?  She left the stage of the Whiskey Lounge with lot's of apllause.  I will be airing a interview from that night on my show on the WWB at approx 6:20pm eastern time.

 

IBMA AWARDS HONOR LEGENDS AND NEWCOMERS

 

The eighteenth annual International Bluegrass Music Awards paid tribute to both legends and new talent within the genre as the diversity within bluegrass was celebrated in ceremonies at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

 

The Grascals further solidified their credentials with their second consecutive Entertainer of the Year award.  Their honors are all the more remarkable since they leaped onto the national stage with the Emerging Artist trophy in 2005.

 

In an rare twist for any awards show, a tie in voting by the professional members of IBMA in the Album of the Year category made sure that a Hall of Fame member J.D. Crowe and his band The New South were recognized for their latest release (Lefty’s Old Guitar, Rounder Records) and was feted alongside wunderkinds The Infamous Stringdusters (Fork In The Road, Sugar Hill Records).   The Infamous Stringdusters also took home the Song of the Year (“Fork In The Road”; Chris Jones & John Pennell, songwriters) and the much sought Emerging Artist of the Year honors.

 

Tying the Stringdusters for the largest set of new crystal (3 trophies) was legendary banjo master Tony Trischka.  His album Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular (Rounder Records) features Earl Scruggs, Kenny Ingram, Tom Adams, Bela Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Alison Brown, Scott Vestal, Steve Martin and Bill Emerson and was lauded for both Instrumental Album and Recorded Event of the Year.  Tony also took home his first Banjo Player of the Year award.

 

The name “Bradley” proved good luck for first time recipients as longtime favorite Dale Ann Bradley was named Female Vocalist of the Year and new favorite Bradley Walker was handed his first Male Vocalist of the Year trophy. 

 

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock added to the list of firsts as this year’s Instrumental Group of the Year and Cleveland also took home his fifth Fiddle Player of the Year award.

 

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver took home their seventh Vocal Group award and sixth for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year (“He Lives In Me,” Horizon Music).

 

Sam Bush hosted the evening and was also honored as Mandolin Player of the Year (his fourth, but first since 1993) and the members of IBMA continued to show their much deserved respect for Tony Rice (Guitar Player of the Year, his sixth) and Missy Raines (Bass Player of the Year, her seventh).  Rob Ickes became the all-time most awarded musician among all IBMA Instrumental Performer categories with his ninth Dobro Player of the Year award.

 

Among the many highpoints of the evening which was punctuated with musical performances from nominees and recipients was the induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame of Carl Story and Howard Watts (“Cedric Rainwater”).  Watts’ career as a bass player was highlighted with his role in what many refer to as the “original bluegrass band,” the mid-1940’s version  of Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, while Story was honored for his contributions as the “Father of Bluegrass Gospel Music.” 

 

The show was broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio (“Bluegrass Junction” Channel 14) and is being syndicated to more than 300 U.S. markets and 14 foreign networks, thanks to the sponsorship of Martha White Foods, MerleFest, GAC-TV, GHS Strings, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine and Deering Banjos. 

 

The awards are voted on by the professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), which serves as the trade association for the bluegrass music industry.  The IBMA Award Show is the centerpiece of the World of Bluegrass week, which also includes the industry’s Business Conference and Bluegrass Fan Fest, slated for October 1 - 7, in Nashville, Tenn. 

 

(A complete recipient list follows)

 

 

THE 2007 INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC AWARDS

THE RECIPIENTS

 

BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Carl Story

Howard Watts (Cedric Rainwater)

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

The Grascals

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

 

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Bradley Walker

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dale Ann Bradley

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

 “Fork In The Road,” The Infamous Stringdusters (artists), Chris Jones & John Pennell (songwriters)

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (tie)

Lefty’s Old Guitar, J.D. Crowe & The New South (artists), Rounder Records, J.D. Crowe & The New South (producers)

 

Fork In The Road, The Infamous Stringdusters (artists), Sugar Hill Records, Tim Stafford & The Infamous Stringdusters (producers)

 

RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR

Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular; Tony Trischka with Earl Scruggs, Kenny Ingram, Tom Adams, Bela Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Alison Brown, Scott Vestal, Steve Martin & Bill Emerson (artists); Rounder Records; Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck & Ronnie Freeland (producers)

 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular; Tony Trischka (artist); Rounder Records; Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck & Ronnie Freeland (producers)

 

GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

“He Lives In Me,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artists), Horizon, Doyle Lawson (producer)

 

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Infamous Stringdusters

 

INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR

 

BANJO

Tony Trischka

 

BASS

Missy Raines

 

FIDDLE

Michael Cleveland

 

DOBRO

Rob Ickes

 

GUITAR

Tony Rice

 

MANDOLIN

Sam Bush

 

Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Mike Auldridge

The Bluegrass Breakdown

Marko Cermak

Warren Hellman

Happy & Jane Traum

 

Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year: 

Chris Jones, Sirius Satellite Radio

 

Print Media Person of the Year:

John Lawless & Brance Gillihan, The Bluegrass Blog

 

Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project:

Barry Poss & Jay Orr (writers); Sugar Hill Records, A Retrospective; Various Artists; Sugar Hill

 

Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project:

Don Bailey (designer), Hillbilly Hemingway, by The Mark Newton Band, Rebel Records

 

Bluegrass Event of the Year Award: 

33rd Festival of the Bluegrass; Lexington, KY; June 2006

 

 

 

Rhonda Vincent at Gettysburg,Pa Fest May,2006
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Sunday, December 24th, 2006...6:14 pm

Bluegrass Grammy Nominations

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This just in! The blugerass nominations for best bluegrass album!

1 - Let ‘er Go Boys by Michael Cleveland
2 - Troubled Times by David Davis and the Warrior River Boys
3 - Pretty Green Hills by Dave Evans
4 - Red Letter Day by the Gibson Brothers
5 - Long List of Heartaches by the Grascals
6 - Ancient of Days by Harvest Wind
7 - A Hot Piece of Grass by Hayseed Dixie
8 - Bluegrass by Jim Lauderdale
9 - The Golden West by Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
10 - New Day by Claire Lynch
11 - Wide Open by Mountain Heart
12 - Life in a Song by Newfound Road
13 - Sweet Virginia by No Speed Limit
14 - A Little Girl…A Big Four-Lane by Alecia Nugent
15 - Try a Little Kindness by Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press
16 - Hillbilly Heartache by Don Rigsby and the Midnight Call
17 - Instrumentals by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
18 - The Right Road by Solid Ground
19 - Live at the Ryman by Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives
20 - 3-Five-N by Todd Taylor
21 - No Apologies by Jim VanCleve
22 - Celebrations of Life by Musicians Against Childhood Cancer - Various Artists
23 - All American Bluegrass Girl by Rhonda Vincent
24 - James Hemenway by Wild Hare

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  • I would love to see the Warrior River Boys win a grammy because the have worked so hard over several years and don’t yet have a Grammy to show for it….. I wish all of you guys the best of luck and continue on playing some of the best bluegrass in the country…
    Thank You

  • Congratulations to the Warrior River Boys on their Grammy nomination. What a well deserved honor! I’m pulling for you guys to take it home. All the best to you.

  • Congrats!! To the Warrior River Boys on a Grammy nomination. We are all pulling for you. This band has given Bluegrass a whole new name. They have came a long way and have worked very hard to be where they’re at today. Bring home that grammy guys!! Best wishes to you all.

  • Good Luck
    Warrior River Boys you all deserve to win. You are awesome.

    Melissa Moore

  • Good Luck!!! Warrior River Boys. Bring home that Grammy you deserve it!!!
    Best Wishes and God Bless You All!!!

  • Todd Taylor great to see his name on this list again this year, I have every cd he has done, its a big honor to be named on thist list, congratulations to Todd and all the others.

    Ronnie

  • Todd Taylor, “BanjoMan”
    “Seven” Grammy nominations of one cd
    “3-5-N”…with fast fingers and unique playing style..Todd gives BlueGrass generations of fans worldwide. Grammy nominated 3 years in a row, Todd we all expect just as much generated excitement from your next release!!

  • Congratts, hand a great time working on this CD with you.
    Take care.
    Frank.

  • Congratts! Had a great time working on this CD with you. Keep up the good work. Take care.
    Frank.

  • 3-FIVE-N is HOT HOT HOT and Taylor is one of the HOTTEST BANJO PICKERS! Bar none!

    Few individuals of that calibre of talent - are downhome friendly, helpful and SWEET!
    Todd Taylor is the role model for Great Individuals! !

  • Todd is a credit to the musical heritage of South Carolina, a true inspiration to all aspiring banjo pickers. And his 3-Five-N album is in the groove, and gives the banjo sound listener and lover like myself goose bumps! Pick-On, Pick-On Mr. Taylor.

 

from:  EDDIE  &  MARTHA  ADCOCK

email:  2adcocks@bellsouth.net

phone & fax:  615-443-7135

address:  P.O. Box 219, Lebanon TN 37088-0219

website:  www.eddieandmarthaadcock.com

 

Dear Folks -

            *  ... AND  BE SURE TO BRING  AN APPLE  FOR THE  TEACHER:   Eddie has -at last- begun giving private, completely individualized, personal instruction in banjo and guitar playing, as well as banjo set-ups and minor repair.  There's an old saying: ''When the student is ready, the teacher will appear'; but Eddie is turning that one on its head -- this time, the teacher decided he's ready, after years of inquiries from would-be students.  But space is very limited, so call 615-443-7135 for more information on one-hour, half-hour, or spend-a-day-with-Eddie sessions.  Intermediate-and-up playing ability is recommended, professional or amateur.  Specializing in Adcock Style, naturally.

            Are you playing like you want to?  What do you want to learn?  Does your banjo sound like you want it to?  Now you can go to a guy who's got more than a half-century of experience!

            By the way, there are plenty of good motels and eateries in Lebanon, not to mention some excellent antiquing! 

 

            RALEIGH, NC (11/1/06) Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road announced today that Jerry Butler has joined Carolina Road as lead singer and guitar player. All current band members remain the same including, Lorraine Jordan (mandolin and lead/tenor vocals); David Guthrie (guitar and tenor vocals); Ben Greene (banjo and baritone vocals); Josh Goforth (fiddle); and Todd Meade (bass and bass vocals). Jordan said, "We are very proud to have Jerry join us and we’ll always stay true to the traditional sound our fans have become accustomed to."

Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road are currently enjoying the success of their new album, A Stop in South Port Towne on Blue Circle Records. The current single from that album, Tupelo County Jail is #28 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Singles for November 2006.

Jerry Butler began playing music in the Knoxville, Tennessee area when he was 12 years old in a band called the Knoxville Newgrass Boys that also included classmate Phil Leadbetter. He has also performed with Lynwood Lunsford and the Misty Valley Boys, The Joe Isaacs Band and the Blue Valley Boys. Most recently he performed lead vocals and guitar with Pine Mountain Railroad. Butler is currently featured on lead vocals on their single Beyond the Rain, currently #9 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey. Butler is proud to endorse GHS Strings, Mike Long Guitars, Custom Inlay and Paige Capos. He currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

To learn more about Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, please visit:
www.CarolinaRoadBand.com
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Doyle Lawson and QuickSilver Iowa State Fair
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Crowds Loved Them and showed them with loud clap's

Great tunes, wonderful harmony's and a bit of joking around made Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver a quick favorite at the Iowa State Fair during their four show appearance on the Wellmart, Bluegrass Stage. Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel and even a bit of some classic Country with Floyd Crammers Last Date and a little Jerry Lee Lewis too. At the show I was at the crowd gave them a standing ovation at the closing. Hopefully the Fair board with get the word and bring more Bluegrass Bands to future show. Until recently Iowa has been a wasteland of no National Bluegrass Bands. Now in just the last two years, we have had a couple of the best. Last year it was Rhonda Vicente and the Rage.

Doyle Lawson and Uncle Billy Chat before show
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He has one of the Best Road Bands to Back him up, and he lets them shine of their own too.

Help me build listener ship on my programs at the World Wide Bluegrass. Come on line and join me in the chat room. Really looking to see folks from Iowa,Nebraska,Missouri, Minnisota, and Wisconsin. Click here and come on in!

Del McCoury and Billy Dunbar
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2007 Iowa State Fair

  Del McCoury and the Boys entertained the Bluegrass Fans at the 2007 Iowa State Fair. It was enjoyed by all and the Band did a fine job even in the sweltering heat.

The National Traditional Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Festival, Previous at  Missouri Valley Fairground Harrison County is being moved to La Mars, Iowa for the 2008 event.

Watch for June's Album "Wildwood Flower" on sale now.
 
 

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Rhonda Vincent & The Rage + Randy Korhrs
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Hoyt Sherman Theater , Des Moines, ia 3/26/06

 FROM THE DESK OF Hal Cottrell;
YOU KNOW YOU'RE A BLUEGRASSER IF  -  -  -

Your favorite cologne smells like mosquito repellent...

Your last anniversary gift was His and Hers matching lawn chairs with your last name across the back with a felt tip marker.

You know that Gibson and Martin have no relationship to Mel and Dean.

Your Geo Metro has been modified to hold an Upright Bass.

When you see a guy with a nail apron on,    you start digging for gate money.

When you see a couple of motorhomes on the highway, your car keeps wanting to follow them to a festival.

You know that "pick one"  has nothing to do with your nose.

A night out with the boys means.... an all night pickin'  in the back room of the barber shop.

Your instrument cost more than you wife's wedding ring.

You change the strings on your instrument more often than you change your socks.

It's 3:00am and your wife is upset, but you just hafta' pick one more, and one more, and one more.

"NEW JAM STARTING"

Bluegrass Jams starting at Cup A Joe's in Indianola, will be every Tuesday until June when we break for the Summer with Bluegrass Tuesday's on the courthouse lawn.
This will be the first jam so I'm a little 'anxious' but it's all for fun, all skill levels welcome, everybody started somewhere, especially me, it seems like I'm starting over every day.
Up tempo acoustic jam.
We will have four microphones set up, two for who ever is leading the song, I've noticed that the vocalist/leader gets lost at larger jams, a couple to the side for harmony or people who want to play a fill lick to step up. The room is all set up, all the time, so it's a good place to be able to come and go.
If you know anyone who would like to attend please pass this info along. I can be reached at (515) 278-2399 if you've got any questions. If anyone knows bluegrass bands who would like to perform at Bluegrass Tuesdays on the courthouse lawn please have them give me a call. Thanks, Jim
NOTE:  Now that the shows on the Indianola Court House Square is ended he has started having shows at the Indianola High School Theater once a month.  You can contact hime for dates at the fore mentioned Phone number or send E-mail to tightmarket@crosspaths.net.

  
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Dear friends,

I'm writing today to let you know about an IBMA-hosted training for artists scheduled in your area November 4.  I hope to see some of you there.  Please feel free to forward this info to artists who might be interested in coming also. Thanks!

-Nancy Cardwell, IBMA 

Bluegrass in the Schools Artist Training Coming to Harvest Jamboree in Minneapolis

In an effort to reach more young people with bluegrass music IBMA, in conjunction with the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association (MBOTMA), will host a Bluegrass in the Schools Training for Artists at the new Harvest Jamboree scheduled for Nov. 3-4, 2006 in Minneapolis.

The goal for these new regional trainings, hosted at major bluegrass festivals or association events across the country, is to give local musicians and bands (along with interested event producers and association leaders) some tools to develop effective educational bluegrass programs for students. 

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Workshop Room A at the Marriott Minneapolis West in Minneapolis, Minn. during the Harvest Jamboree. Attendees will receive a Bluegrass in the Schools Certificate of Participation for the training session.  

The Bluegrass in the Schools session will be part of a comprehensive workshop series designed by MBOTMA, intended specifically for bands that want to develop their performance and business skills. Entire bands or individual musicians representing local or touring bands are welcome and encouraged to attend any of these workshops.  There will be no additional fee for the workshops other than the purchase of a festival ticket for the day they take place. 

Nancy Cardwell from IBMA will be joined by Phil Nusbaum, Ph.D. and Bob Bovee & Gail Heil (a old-time band with several years experience in presenting programs at schools), at the Bluegrass in the Schools Training for Artists. Course content will include information on current IBMA tools available and a “tip sheet" of advice compiled from more than a dozen experienced bands with ideas on how to develop and present educational bluegrass programs for students. Also included in the program will be a live demonstration of a presentation for students, info on relating to students at different ages, suggestions on how to book Bluegrass in the Schools programs in local schools, ideas about how to fund school presentations and a Q&A session.

You may register for the training on site, Nov. 4.  For more info on course content contact IBMA at 888-438-4262 or nancyc@ibma.org.  For more info on the Harvest Jamboree, go to http://www.minnesotabluegrass.org/ 

International Bluegrass Music Association
2 Music Circle South • Suite 100 • Nashville, TN 37203

615.256.3222 p • info@ibma.org www.ibma

 

WCE Song Makes DJ List

The November issue of Bluegrass Now Magazine has hit the stands and WCE has made the cut.  DJ Hot Picks, a regular column in the magazine, features DJ's from around the country and their picks of the month.  Jerry Mills of Denver Colorado chose WCE's version of "Forever Ain't That Long Anymore", from their newly released self-titled CD as 1 of 3 favorites.  You can hear Jerry Mills' Rocky Mountain Bluegrass on KCKK 1600AM. Thanks, Jerry for spinning our record!

Lester Flatt Bluegrass Day Draws Thousands! 

Sparta, Tennessee, the hometown of Lester Flatt, honored their own this year during the annual celebration with a special day of bluegrass.  The event, hosted by Williams & Clark Expedition, featured local band 2nd Time Around and national acts The Ryan Holladay Band and NewFound Road.  After a performance by WCE, Marty Stuart took to the stage.  The event committee chose this, the 200th anniversary of White County, to turn the event into more of a street like concert by placing the stage in front of the historic Oldham Theater.  The town holds a good bit of bluegrass history, being not only the hometown of Lester Flatt, but also that of Benny Martin.  And, Oldham Theater was where Lester Flatt saw the premier of the classic movie "Bonnie And Clyde", which featured the Flatt & Scruggs monster hit "Foggy Mountain Breakdown".  The event brought in thousands of attendees who filled the streets around the town's square. Be sure to take a look at our photo gallery to see more photos from this great day of music.  And don't forget to join us next year on September 29th.

Frisco Bluegrass Festival Brings Great Music To Texas!

WCE participated in yet another great event during October when they performed in Frisco, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.  The event was held in a stunning soccer stadium under clear skies and with great sound and staging.  WCE joined fellow bluegrassers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Claire Lynch Band and newcomers Cadillac Sky for this great show.  Congratulations to festival promoter, Alan Tompkins, for bringing a first-class festival to Texas!

Bluegrass & Bikinis Cruise To The Bahamas!

Time is drawing nigh for the Bluegrass Cruise To The Bahamas!  Just a few cabins are available so please make plans now to join us, Rhonda Vincent, Nothin' Fancy and The Martin Family for one of the most exciting trips of your life.  And if you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your sweetie...THIS IS IT!!  For more information, please visit www.BluegrassCruise.com or call toll free 800-593-8803.

Bluegrass Radio Updates

Courtney Pitre, brand new to the DJ scene but a tried and true friend to bluegrass, has launched a new show called "Bluegrass Highway" on KRVS Radio in Louisiana. The show will air Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. central time for one hour and will repeat on Monday at 12:00 noon central time.  You can listen on-line at: http://www.krvs.org/.  Listeners can e-mail requests to BluegrassHighway@gmail.com. A MySpace site has already been established and you can visit at http://www.myspace.com/bluegrasshighway. The purpose of this show is to introduce bluegrass music, both traditional and contemporary, to the greater Louisiana area as well as to listeners around the world on-line. Good luck with your new venture, Courtney! (Pictured Right: Josh Williams of Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Herb Sandker of Upper Management, Courtney Pitre, Blake Williams, Wayne Southards)

Gene Skinner, Host of "Great Stuff" and "Great Stuff Gospel" is proud to announce another station has picked up his syndicated radio show. "Great Stuff Gospel" can now be heard on WRCY 1590AM and WYFX 106.7FM in Mt. Vernon, IN.  Covering southern Indiana, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Illinois, their signals include the cities of Evansville, IN and Owensboro, KY.  Gene's shows can now be heard in 14 states across the country.  For more information on these fine bluegrass shows and to see if your area carries them, please visit www.GreatStuffRadio.net. Congratulations, Gene!

A House For My Kids

WCE band member Wayne Southards has befriended a wonderful Christian family who desperately needs our help.  Pictured left is the Greg McDougal family.  3 of the 4 children in this family have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.  Because of the effect this terrible disease has on them, it is imperative that this family move to a home that is not as prone to mold, dust and other allergens.  Greg, who is a carpenter by trade is also a wonderfully talented musician as well.  He has released a CD that he is selling in an effort to raise the funds it will take to build the special type of house his family needs. 

Williams & Clark Expedition would like to ask that you visit the McDougal web site at http://www.ahouseformykids.com/ and consider purchasing this CD.  Not only will you be helping this family, but the McDougals are donating a portion of the proceeds to the Nashville, TN chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis for research, also. Wayne stated, "The McDougal's are dear friends of mine and Greg is a very talented singer and song writer. I know first hand the struggles they have faced and and I encourage everyone to check out his new project.  you won't be disappointed.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

www.WilliamsAndClarkExpedition.com

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Tours

Churchmen
10/28/2007 Homestead Steak House - Timberlake, NC
11/18/2007 Saxapahaw Friends Church - Saxapahaw,NC
11/18/2007 Rock Springs Baptist Church - Pittsboro,NC
12/29/2007 Kirby Theater - Roxboro, NC
1/26/2008 Madison Co. High School - Madison, VA
3/15/2008 Grace Brethren Church - Waldorf, MD
9/27/2008 Beaver Dam Fall Gospel Sing - Beaver Dam, NC
10/4/2008 Bethalto Church of God - Bethalto, IL
David Parmley & Continental Divide
10/28/2007 Zion Mennonite Church - Pryor, OK
10/29/2007 Poor David’s - Dallas, TX
10/31/2007 Southwest Picker’s Concert Series - Albuquerque, NM
11/2/2007 CBA Gospel Concert - Fair Oaks, CA
11/3/2007 Redwood Bluegrass Associates - Mountain View, CA
11/5/2007 Orland Evangelical Free Church - Orland, CA
11/8/2007 Calvary Baptist Church - Chehalis, WA
11/9/2007 St. Andrews Presbyterian Church - Victoria, BC, Canada
11/10/2007 Cashmere Coffee House - Cashmere, WA
11/11/2007 Columbia Traditional Arts & Music Assn show - Kennewick, WA
11/12/2007 Pacific Bluegrass & Heritage Society Concert - Vancouver, BC, Canada
11/15/2007 Butte Folk Music Society Concert - Chico, CA
11/16/2007 So. Cal. Bluegrass Assn show - Tarzana, CA
11/18/2007 San Diego Bluegrass Society Gospel Concert - San Diego, CA
Grasstowne
11/3/2007 Berryville Concert Series - Berryville, VA
11/10/2007 Dixieland Music Park - Waldo, FL
11/22/2007 SC State Bluegrass Festival - Myrtle Beach, SC
11/30/2007 Imperial Theater - Augusta, GA
12/1/2007 The Palace Theater - Maryville, TN
12/9/2007 Hollins University - Roanoke, VA
12/31/2007 Laurel Lakes Campground - Salemburg, NC
1/5/2008 Kentucky Bluegrass Kick-Off - Lebanon, KY
1/19/2008 Bill's Music Parlor - West Columbia, SC
2/2/2008 Western Brown High School - Mount Orab, OH
2/16/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
2/17/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
2/18/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
2/19/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
2/20/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
2/21/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
2/22/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
2/23/2008 ETA Caribbean BG Cruise - Miami, FL
3/8/2008 Cousin Jake Festival - Etowah, TN
3/22/2008 Morristown High School - Morristown, TN
3/28/2008 Naperville BGF - Naperville, IL
4/18/2008 Riverbend BGF - Ocilla, GA
4/19/2008 Riverbend BGF - Ocilla, GA
5/10/2008 Bluegrass on the Mountain - Conway, SC
6/29/2008 Music in the Mountains - Summersville, WV
7/5/2008 Torsaker Bluegrass Festival - Torsaker, Sweden
7/5/2008 Torsaker BG Festival - Torsaker, Sweden
7/6/2008 Torsaker Church - Torsaker, Sweden
7/9/2008 Concert - Helsiki, Finland
7/10/2008 Concert - Stockhom
7/25/2008 Fiddlefest - Roanoke, VA
8/2/2008 Dickenson County Fair - Haysi, VA
8/8/2008 Minn BG and OT Music Fest - St Cloud, MN
8/9/2008 Minn BG and OT Music Fest - St Cloud, MN
8/22/2008 Surfside Beach, SC - Ocean Lakes Campground
8/30/2008 Grahamfest USA - Max Meadows, VA
9/5/2008 Grand Caverns BG Festival - Grottoes, VA
9/6/2008 Grand Caverns BG Festival - Grottoes, VA
9/12/2008 Mohican Bluegrass Fest - Glenmont, OH
9/20/2008 Cumberland River BG Fest - Burkesville, KY
9/20/2008 Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival - Burkesville, KY
9/21/2008 The Stokes Stomp - Danbury, NC
9/27/2008 Bleugrass Festival - Denton,NC
10/4/2008 The Capitol Theater - Greenville, TN
10/31/2008 Withlacoochee BG Fest - Dunnellon, FL
11/1/2008 Withlacoochee BG Fest - Dunnellon, FL
Jack Cooke
11/16/2007 Sheldon Concert Hall - St. Louis, MO
11/22/2007 Convention Center - Myrtle Beach, SC
11/26/2007 Tarrytown Music Hall - Tarrytown, NY
11/30/2007 Sheperdsville Music Barn - Shepherdsville, KY
12/1/2007 Meadowgreen Park - Clay City, KY
12/14/2007 The Prizery - South Boston, VA
12/15/2007 The Berchmere - Alexandria, VA
Larry Stephenson
11/9/2007 Events Center - Hanover, OH
11/10/2007 Seven Mountains BG Association - York, PA
11/11/2007 American Legion Hall - Hugesville, MD
11/17/2007 Roberts Center Bluegrass Festival - Wilmington, OH
11/23/2007 Convention Center - Myrtle Beach, SC
11/24/2007 Everette's Music Barn - Suwanee, GA
1/5/2008 Convention Center - Jekyll Island,GA
1/11/2008 Bingo Hall - Madison Heights, VA
1/12/2008 Middle School - Berryville, VA
1/13/2008 Baptist Church - Shenandoah Farms, VA
1/18/2008 American Legion Music Hall - Evanston, IL
1/19/2008 High School - Tow Rivers, WI
1/26/2008 Covington Bluegrass Festival - Andalusa, AL
2/1/2008 SPBGMA - Nashville, TN
2/2/2008 Private Event - Bowling Green, KY
2/15/2008 Paramount Arts Center - Ashland, KY
2/16/2008 Olentangy High School - Columbus, OH
2/29/2008 Penny Royal Opera House - Fairview, OH
3/1/2008 Community Center - Lucketts, VA
3/8/2008 Expo Center Bluegrass Festival - Columbia, MS
4/3/2008 Hoofers Gospel Barn - LaGrange, GA
4/4/2008 Martin Christian Jubilee - Broaddus, TX
4/5/2008 Martin Christian Jubilee - Broaddus, TX
4/12/2008 Flagler Museum - Palm Beach, FL
4/18/2008 Laurel Lakes Campground - Salemburg, NC
4/19/2008 Arcadia Bluegrass Festival - Arcadia, MD
4/25/2008 Mr. B's Bluegrass Park - Ladysmith, VA
4/27/2008 Christ Episcopal Church - Charlotte, NC
5/2/2008 Tripple Creek Music Park - Rocky Mount, VA
5/3/2008 Tripple Creek Music Park - Rocky Mount, VA
5/17/2008 Amelia Family Campground - Amelia, VA
5/23/2008 Salmon Lake Park - Grapeland, TX
5/24/2008 Carol's Memorial Music Park - Dixon, MO
6/14/2008 Bill Monroe Music Park - Bean Blossom, IN
6/27/2008 ROMP Music Festival - Owensboro, KY
6/28/2008 Summersville Music Park - Summersville, WV
Nothin' Fancy
11/3/2007 6th Annual Berryville Bluegrass Series - Berryville, VA
11/9/2007 20th Annual Greater Downstate Indoor BGF - Springfield, IL
11/10/2007 Two Rivers Concert Series - Two Rivers, WI
11/16/2007 Live DVD Taping w/ Rhonda Vincent and Williams & Clark Expedition - Atkins, VA
11/17/2007 Lucketts Community Center - Lucketts, VA
12/7/2007 Dixieland Music Park - Waldo, FL
12/15/2007 Dixieland Music Park - Waldo, FL
12/31/2007 First Night Harrisonburg - Harrisonburg, VA
12/31/2007 First Night Harrisonburg - Harrisonburg, VA
1/25/2008 Yee Haw Junction 13th Annual Bluegrass Festival - Yee Haw Junction, FL
1/26/2008 Yee Haw Junction 13th Annual Bluegrass Festival - Yee Haw Junction, FL
2/9/2008 Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Palatka, FL
Phil Leadbetter
11/9/2007 Resonator Guitar Summitt - Nashville, TN
Special Consensus
11/2/2007 The Livery Brewery,- Harbor, MI
11/4/2007 Bill's Blues Bar,-Evanston, Il
11/10/2007 Artz Ribhouse - Austin, TX,
11/11/2007 Steak & Ale, - Houston, TX
11/16/2007 Lawrence County Concert Association - Bedford, IN
11/17/2007 World Folk Music Company - Chicago, IL
11/28/2007 Southridge School,-Casper, WY,
11/29/2007 Hot Springs County High School - Thermopolis, WY
12/1/2007 Bull and Bear - Red Lodge, MT
12/29/2007 Suger Grove Community Center - Sugar Grove, IL
12/31/2007 First Night Evanston, - Evanston, IL
1/1/2008 Flatlanders Restaurant - Lincolnshire, IL
1/4/2008 Front Porch Music - Valparaiso, IN
1/5/2008 Front Porch Music - Valparaiso, IN
2/11/2008 Rhonda Vincent Bluegrass Cruise - Caribbean
7/4/2008 North Wales Bluegrass and Dance Festival - Conway, North Wales
7/5/2008 North Wales Bluegrass and Dance Festival - Conway, North Wales
7/6/2008 North Wales Bluegrass and Dance Festival - Conway, North Wales
7/11/2008 Athy Bluegrass Festival - Arthy, Ireland
7/12/2008 Athy Bluegrass Festival - Athy, Ireland
The Circuit Riders
2/2/2008 SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards and Convention - Nashville, TN
3/6/2008 Legends of Country and Bluegrass Festival - Columbia, MS
4/3/2008 Laurel Lakes Independence Week Celebration - Salemburg, NC
4/18/2008 Laurel Lakes Spring Bluegrass Festival - Salemburg, NC
9/20/2008 Laurel Lakes Fall Bluegrass Festival - Salemburg, NC
1/1/2009 Laurel Lakes New Years Bluegrass Festival - Salemburg, NC
The Dixie Bee-Liners
11/3/2007 Jettie Baker Center - Clintwood, Virginia
1/5/2008 The Capitol Theatre - Greenville, Tennessee
5/10/2008 Aiken Bluegrass Festival - Aiken, SC
7/4/2008 July 4th Celebration - Columbus, NC
The John Cowan Band
11/2/2007 202 Market - Roanoke, VA
11/3/2007 James Lee Community Center - Falls Church, VA
2/23/

Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters

I guarantee you will love this CD if you love bluegrass. I have listened to it over and over. … You will be hearing more from The Infamous Stringdusters.
—Dolly Parton

The Infamous Stringdusters have ALL three elements one looks for in a promising young bluegrass band: They’re ALL great singers, they’re ALL excellent players, and they ALL write extremely well. Based in Nashville, the six unique, professionals comprising The Infamous Stringdusters are steeped in the tradition of bluegrass vocal harmony as well as the progressive edge of instrumental music.

www.infamousstringdusters.com

www.myspace.com/stringdusters

BIO/ALBUM MATERIALS:

Updated Infamous Stringdusters Bio

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