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NC's Own Steep Canyon Rangers Nominated for a Grammy

The Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin have received a Grammy nomination in the Best Bluegrass Album category for "Rare Bird Alert" (Rounder, 2011).

Alison Krauss & Union Station w/Jerry Douglas to Close MerleFest 25

MerleFest's 25th Anniversary will close out with Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Benefit Concert for Floyd Council Memorial Project

This Thursday, Dec. 1, John Dee Holeman, Boo Hanks, Tad Walters, & Bullfrog Willard McGhee perform at Amplified Art in Raleigh to help raise money for a memorial marker for Piedmont bluesman Floyd Council's Grave.

IBMA Executive Director to Resign, Effective Feb. 29, 2012

The bluegrass world was abuzz on Friday with the news that Dan Hays is resigning from his role as Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Alan Jabbour & Ken Perlman in Raleigh

Acclaimed musicians and traditional music scholars Alan Jabbour & Ken Perlman will perform a house concert in Raleigh on Saturday, Nov. 5 and offer workshops on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey

A new biography about Mike Seeger was released in October by UNC Press.

94.7 WQDR Honored by Country Music Association

94.7 WQDR, home of the PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show in addition to outstanding country music programming, has been named the nation's top country music station in the "large market" category by the prestigious Country Music Association.

NC's Own Steep Canyon Rangers Recognized as IBMA Entertainer of the Year

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers received the 2011 IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award at last week's IBMA Music Awards.

Floyd Council Memorial Project

Piedmont Blues musician Floyd Council lies in an unmarked grave in the White Oak A.M.E. church cemetery in Sanford. The Questell Foundation and volunteers are working to place a memorial on his grave.

Williams Mullen & NC Museum of History Associates Save Music of the Carolinas

Thanks to funding from Williams Mullen and the NC Museum of History Associates, the Music of the Carolinas series will continue. The series continues on Nov. 13 with Sara Grey & Kieron Means sharing songs and stories from the British Isles and beyond.

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