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Mandolin Orange CD Release this Saturday

For those who enjoyed Mandolin Orange in Wake Forest, don't miss their double CD release this Saturday at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro!

Music Maker Jubilee: Celebrating Piedmont String Bands

Hosted by 2010 Grammy winner Justin Robinson, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Jubilee will combine multiple string band styles into one spectacular evening!

Howlin' Wolf Tribute at UNC

On Monday, Sept. 19, UNC's Southern Folklife Collection hosts a tribute to bluesman Howlin' Wolf, the first of a new Blues Legacy Series sponsored by The SFC.

PineCone Remembers Wade Mainer

NC's own "grandfather of bluegrass" passed away in his home last night. He was 104 years old. An influential banjo player, he was named a National Heritage Fellow by the NEA in 1987.

Rounder Records Celebrates Bill Monroe Centennial with 2-disc Tribute

Rounder Records just released a 2-disc, 28-track compilation in celebration of what would have been Bill Monroe's 100th birthday.

The Mast Farm Inn to Present Emerging Artist Showcase at IBMA

The Mast Farm Inn presents a five-day Emerging Artists Series at IBMA this year, kicking off with two NC bands - Town Mountain (Asheville) and Raleigh's own Kickin' Grass!

Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma Collaborate - Album Due Out Oct. 25

Chris Thile recently collaborated on Yo-Yo Ma's new project, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," which also features Stuart Duncan and Edgar Meyer. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon; it is due out on Oct. 25.

Hoppin' John Festival Returns to Shakori Hills

The 5th Annual Hoppin John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention returns to the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center from Sept. 15-17!

Mandolin Orange Double CD Release Next Month

On Sept. 24, 2011, Mandolin Orange will release a new double album, titled "Haste Make | Hard-Hearted Stranger."

Carolina Chocolate Drops Auction Signed Banjo, Proceeds Benefit The Center for the Study of the American South

Bidding ends tomorrow for the Carolina Chocolate Drops autographed Deering Goodtime banjo. Proceeds benefit the Center for the Study of the American South.

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