Steve Martin with Steep Canyon Rangers & Edie Brickell, Punch Brothers and more on lineup for IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass

The initial slate of artists scheduled to perform at the Wide Open Bluegrass festival include a special collaboration between bluegrass giants Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury and Tony Rice (the first time this group of arti

Playing On The Planet, PineCone Members, Land PBS Licensing Deal for Original Tune

PineCone member Lisa Jacobi and her band Playing on the Planet have landed a television licensing deal for their original song, "Tennessee Twister," for the fall season of the PBS show "Roadtrip Nation."

MerleFest 2013 to Feature Special Tributes to Doc Watson

Saturday evening at MerleFest will feature a Celebration Jam hosted by Sam Bush and including many of Doc's closest musician friends as they tell stories and play some of Doc's favorites tunes. The Jam's core band will consist of Sam Bush (mandolin/fiddle

IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival & World of Bluegrass Week Information

World of Bluegrass, THE annual gathering of bluegrass music industry professionals, artists and fans from around the world, organized by the International Bluegrass Music Association, will be in Raleigh from Sept. 24-28, 2013.

May 1 Deadline for NC Heritage Award Nominations

The NC Arts Council is pleased to announce the return of the North Carolina Heritage Awards. Last awarded in 2007, the award program recognizes outstanding mastery in the traditional arts.

NC's Own Steep Canyon Rangers Win Bluegrass Grammy

The Steep Canyon Rangers from Brevard, NC, won the 2013 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy for their Rounder debut "Nobody Knows You."

Kickstarter Campaign for "Doc Waton Family Milestones"

Only three days remain in the Kickstarter project underway to raise funds to release a collection of recordings and photos from Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson; "Doc Watson Family Milestones" is a collection that was created entirely from within the family, with

PineCone Remembers George Higgs

Legendary North Carolina bluesman George Higgs, 82, died Tuesday. There is a public viewing scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2; the funeral will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3.

NC Band DryBread Road at the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Pre-Show

Youngsville, NC-based duo DryBread Road performed at the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Pre-Show in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Dec. 6. They were among 10 groups selected to entertain guests in President's Park prior to the lighting ceremony.

PineCone Returns to Raleigh Little Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for a special benefit concert for PineCone. "Celebrating Our Roots" will feature legendary local string band Bloomsbury at RLT on Friday, Jan. 25.