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Song of the Mountains celebrates the southwest Virginia region’s range of distinctive
Song of the Mountains invites you and
your family to the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday,
November 4th for another fine concert. This concert will again feature music that was born in the Southern Appalachian Region.
The November 4th show will feature The Stevens Family Band. They have traveled the world for more than 25 years. Based in Hampton, TN band members are Beth Stevens, Douglas Stevens,
Gary Laws, and Rachel Johnson. They are described as a rich diverse musical group that cut across the lines of bluegrass,
country, blues and gospel. They have performed with many artists over the years including Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Brad
Paisley, Daryl Worley, Dolly Parton, Gene Watson, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings just to name a few. The Stevens Family
Band frequently performs at the Grand Ole Opry, and has appeared on CMT and European television. They have traveled throughout
the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Japan. The Stevens Family has written many original songs and recorded ten
different CDs. Their latest projects are on the Rounder Records label, and have received rave reviews from fans and critics
FESCUE is a bluegrass band from Smyth County, Virginia. Their harmony is some of the best around, and they are masters of their
instruments. Fescue has won first place in the prestigious Galax Fiddlers Convention in recent years, and they have traveled
throughout the eastern United States performing their music. Band members include Albert Blackburn, Mike Goodman, Raymond
Campbell, Garnet Lester, and Jordon Blevins. Fescue is always a crowd favorite at any show, and this promises to be another
great performance delivered to their home crowd!
Thank you for supporting this innovative series
and its participating musicians!
of the Mountains Marketing Committee
Song of the Mountains broadcasts can be seen Thursday evenings at 10:00 pm on Blue Ridge Public TV. The Song of the Mountains
series is now being offered through syndication to 190 stations nationwide. For more information on the show and how to request
it be shown in your area, visit www.songofthemountains.org.
Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA on November 4th begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are only $ 10 and
can be purchased at the Lincoln Theatre box office, the Mountain Music Museum in the Bristol Mall, Matt Smith’s Music
in Abingdon and Morrell Music in Bristol or with a credit card by calling 276-783-6093. For information on lodging and other
area attractions go to www.songofthemountains.org.
Funding for this show is provided by the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.
Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre
• 117 E Main Street • Marion, VA 24354 |
Welcome to the "B.K. Prod's Bluegrass Shows" web-page. My name is Brad Klabunde, & I'm the
agent/promoter for the concert series. My quest for the past 5 years is to bring the best in America by way of Traditional
Bluegrass to my home town of Two Rivers,WI. These are "all-ages" shows, & food & refreshments are available. Thanks
to everyone who has helped make my dream a reality.
Yours In Bluegrass,
Prod's Bluegrass Shows
2:00pm-3:00pm Preparing the Way: A visit with Pioneer Anna Clarke Hale- A one women-one act play
to be performed in the theater of the Western Historic Trail Center. This play is about the pioneering life of Mormon Pioneer
Anna Hale who was in Winter Quarter when she was only five years old. In the play she tells the story of her husband's family
who settled near Kanesville , the parents died there and the orphaned children made the trek to Utah on their own. The text
is taken largely from Anna's own memoirs and is delightfully Candid!
Play will be performed by Carole A. Waterman
The Historical Society of Pottawattamie County lecture series 2:00pm in the theater. The Victorian Mourning
Customs presented by Linda Knell who will be outfitted in full Victorian Mourning Dress for this informative session.
Ms. Knell will cover topic of how, why we honor and mourn those who have passed. December 2006
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2:00pm-3:00pm Preparing the Way: A visit with Pioneer Anna
Clarke Hale- A one women-one act play to be performed in the theater of the Western Historic Trail Center. This play is about
the pioneering life of Mormon Pioneer Anna Hale who was in Winter Quarter when she was only five years old. In the play she
tells the story of her husband's family who settled near Kanesville , the parents died there and the orphaned children made
the trek to Utah on their own. The text is taken largely from Anna's own memoirs and is delightfully Candid!
will be performed by Carole A. Waterman
November 19th 2006
Historical Society of Pottawattamie County lecture series 2:00pm in the theater. The Victorian Mourning Customs presented
by Linda Knell who will be outfitted in full Victorian Mourning Dress for this informative session. Ms. Knell will cover
topic of how, why we honor and mourn those who have passed. December 2006
Shop the gift shop this entire month and
KENTUCKY’S BLUEGRASS, BLUES & BARBECUE REGION
NEW INITIATIVE TO PAY TRIBUTE
TO BLUEGRASS MUSIC
NASHVILLE, TN – The Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue Region of Western Kentucky is announcing
a new initiative to pay tribute to the region’s rich musical heritage by reaching out to those involved in bluegrass
music. Never before has a region dedicated itself to the bluegrass genre to this degree.
David Edds, committee member for Western Kentucky’s Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue
Region says, “We are kicking off this new marketing campaign at the industry’s premier event, the 17th
Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, and are honored and excited that the Governor of Kentucky, Governor Ernie
Fletcher, is willing to help us by being involved in delivering our message to attendees.”
the World of Bluegrass Convention in Nashville, TN, the region will kick off this new bluegrass marketing campaign by becoming the new title sponsor
for “Into the Blue,” the nation’s leading syndicated bluegrass music radio show, currently playing to over
200 stations nationwide. The show is also broadcast on WSM Radio, Nashville’s Country Legend as well
as Sirius Satellite Radio.
of Western Kentucky is the birthplace of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, where his childhood home in Rosine was recently
restored to its original state. Located a few miles from Rosine, in Owensboro, is the International Bluegrass Music Museum, a fitting tribute to Bill Monroe's
music and those who have followed in his footsteps.
to being the regional birthplace of Bill Monroe, this area of the state is also home to a hotbed of barbecue cooking in addition
to proud and often progressive communities. Several famous individuals claimed this region as their homeplace
including bluesman W.C. Handy, The Everly Brothers, John Prine and Merle Travis. The area was also a battleground
during the Civil War and a training ground during World War II and the musical genres of bluegrass, blues & thumbpicking
all have their origins in this part of Kentucky.
counties make up the Bluegrass, Blues and Barbecue region, and although specific plans are still in the discussion phase, all counties
have eventual plans to expand on current activities by adding newer and bigger festivals in addition to events and attractions
featuring bluegrass music for guests from all over the world.
information on this new initiative or details on the Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region of Western Kentucky, please visit
http://www.bbbregion.com/ or http://www.bbbregion.org/ .
Lacy, GoodStuff PR Co.
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FOR BLUEGRASS FANS ONLY!
Check out the Racoon Ridge Music Hall every 2nd Sunday now. A Bluegrass and Old Time Country Jam.
It is on highway 28 five (5) miles north of Stuart,Ia with is west of Des Moines about 40 miles on I-80. Or check out
Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum's
HONORING THE CONTINUING LEGACY OF BANJO MASTER EARL SCRUGGS
81 year-old legend to perform at Merlefest, Bonnaroo, Telluride
February 10, 2005 (Nashville, Tenn.) -- Almost by definition, a museum’s exhibits document
the past. Yet when the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum’s cameo exhibit, Banjo Man: The Musical
Journey Of Earl Scruggs opens on March 4 (remaining open through June 2006), it will celebrate not only the immense accomplishments
of the world’s greatest banjo player, but it will also spotlight a career that continues to this day. For, while
the musical revolution he began more than 60 years ago would have earned him the distinction on its own, Earl Scruggs has
given the world much more.
While visitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are exploring Banjo Man’s
summation of his career, Earl Scruggs himself will be carrying on, appearing this year at the trifecta of youthful roots music
celebrations—North Carolina’s Merlefest (April 30), Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music Festival (weekend of June
10) and Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 19) —sharing the stage, as he has for more than 40 years,
with a dazzling array of younger artists, virtually all of whom recognize his unique stature as a musical visionary—a
stature so great that when pop-rock singer Melissa Etheridge was asked by a Boston reporter why she participated in Earl
Scruggs And Friends, she replied simply, “because he’s Earl Scruggs, that’s why.’”
From the banjo on which he first developed the techniques that would lay the groundwork for the
creation of bluegrass—and give the instrument a hitherto undreamed-of musical flexibility—to the 2001 Grammy statuette
he won for a new recording of his most famous composition, “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” Banjo Man: The Musical
Journey Of Earl Scruggs tells its story with a remarkable collection of memorabilia, artifacts and audio-visual displays.
Historic posters, original album cover art, songbooks, business materials and excerpts from Martha
White-sponsored TV shows cover the legendary partnership of Scruggs with Lester Flatt, which earned the duo entry into the
Country Music Hall of Fame 20 years ago. But Banjo Man goes beyond the Flatt & Scruggs years, using video
footage, instruments and posters --even an elaborate stage outfit created by Louise Scruggs
for one of her sons -- to explore the forward-looking country-rock fusion created by Earl and
his sons in the Earl Scruggs Revue and to consider Scruggs' subsequent work as a solo artist and leader of today's Earl Scruggs
Family And Friends Band.
The exhibit breaks new ground, too, by examining the indispensible contributions of Louise Scruggs
to the careers of her husband and sons. A pioneer in booking and artist management, Louise Scruggs was in the vanguard
of the professionalization of Nashville’s music business in the 1950s and 1960s, and played a critical role in helping
to bring the music of Flatt & Scruggs and the Earl Scruggs Revue to audiences well beyond the bluegrass and country mainstream—a
role she continues to fill to this day. From the toy typewriter she played with as a child through business correspondence
from the Flatt & Scruggs years, the exhibit sheds new light on a significant partnership between lifelong companions.
Complementing the Banjo Man exhibit, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will
present a full schedule of interviews, film screenings, concerts, and panel discussions, and plans are in the works to release
on DVD a selection of vintage Flatt & Scruggs Martha White TV shows. Taken together, the elements of the Musuem's tribute
make for a compelling, absorbing portrait of one of America’s great artists and his musical family.
Upcoming events include:
Saturday, March 5 1:00 p.m.
Banjo for Kids with Pam Gadd
Children and their parents get to know the rudiments of the banjo, including the parts of the instrument; basic picking
and fretting techniques; and beginning banjo repertoire. Ages 5 and up. Banjos provided by Gibson Guitar Corp.
$5.00 per child (free for Museum members) with up to two accompanying adults admitted free.
Saturday, March 5 2:00 p.m.
Earl Scruggs and Family Q&A Session
In celebration of the opening of the Museum’s
Banjo Man exhibit, Earl Scruggs, his wife Louise, and sons Gary and Randy talk about their musical family in a Q&A
Session led by 650 WSM-AM’s Eddie Stubbs. Free.
Saturday, March 5 4:00 p.m.
Country and bluegrass band The Grascals celebrate the musical legacy of Earl Scruggs with
classic songs from his career and material from their own self-titled debut album. The Grascals have toured and recorded
as Dolly Parton’s band for the past year. Individual members have toured and recorded with artists like
Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, the Osborne Brothers, and Uncle Josh Graves. Free.
Saturday, April 16 2:00 p.m. Interview
Louise Scruggs: Music Management Pioneer
Louise Scruggs and D.J. McLachlan (Earl’s
representative for nearly 30 years) discuss Mrs. Scruggs's role as a pioneering woman in the music business, guiding the career
of her husband and his bands, Flatt & Scruggs, The Earl Scruggs Revue, and the Family and Friends Band.
by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation,
a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The Museum’s mission
is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same
educational mission, the Foundation also operates CMF Records, the Museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, historic
RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print. The Ford Division
of the Ford Motor Co. is a Founding Partner of the $37 million Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, which opened on May
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame®
and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.com or by calling (615) 416-2001.
Liz Thiels / Tina Wright Country Music Hall of Fame (R) & Museum
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