Free Range Folk’s Legendary CD Release Party!

You are cordially invited to come out and celebrate the release of Soul Collector, our very first actual CD! Our cd release party is at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on December 4th. Here is a description of what we expect to happen:


The doors will open at 5pm. As you walk inside the Opera House on that Sunday evening it will be getting dark. As you enter the foyer you will smell home cooked food and you will see colorful jugs of our wild crafted wine. Grab a plate and a cup and enjoy some dinner and wine. Then settle in as the music starts at 6pm.

We will have the full family band performing the songs off of our new album "Soul Collector". Amber on bass, Sara on the saw and washboard, Maya singing harmonies, Shawn on the Mandolin, Me on the Banjo, Kevin strumming his new Martin geetar, Brett checking in to play whatever he wants, Firetruck on the jaw harp, and maybe even a guest appearance by Uncle Dan the trumpet man! 

You will be home at a reasonable hour with a full belly and a head full of great music.

Please come on out and celebrate with us. We put many many hours into the production of this album and we are ready to share the harvest. 

Tickets are just $10 AND INCLUDE WILD CRAFTED WINE & 14 ACRE FARM FOOD!, CDs are just $5! You can buy tickets at the door, at Soundcheck Records, or for your virtual pleasure, just follow this link: http://mauchchunkoperahouse.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=77064


PLEASE RSVP, pass it on, and buy your tickets now. You can always get some at the door, and we’ll love you no matter what, but if you buy them in advance, we’ll have a much better idea of

how much food and wine to bring, and we’ll get giddy all over again with each confirmed attendee! $10! With food and wine! We’re such a cheap date, and it will be great fun. BRING YOUR KIDS! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! TELL YOUR FAMILY! You can send them an invite to this page, or for those too cool for Facebook, tell them in person, send them an email, call them, text them…whatever. Just spread the word. Let’s have a legendary JT party!  

You can RSVP on our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/242473299141164/

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Josh Finsel

Free Range Folk’s Legendary CD Release Party!

You are cordially invited to come out and celebrate the release of Soul Collector, our very first actual CD! Our cd release party is at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on December 4th. Here is a description of what we expect to happen:


The doors will open at 5pm. As you walk inside the Opera House on that Sunday evening it will be getting dark. As you enter the foyer you will smell home cooked food and you will see colorful jugs of our wild crafted wine. Grab a plate and a cup and enjoy some dinner and wine. Then settle in as the music starts at 6pm.

We will have the full family band performing the songs off of our new album "Soul Collector". Amber on bass, Sara on the saw and washboard, Maya singing harmonies, Shawn on the Mandolin, Me on the Banjo, Kevin strumming his new Martin geetar, Brett checking in to play whatever he wants, Firetruck on the jaw harp, and maybe even a guest appearance by Uncle Dan the trumpet man! 

You will be home at a reasonable hour with a full belly and a head full of great music.

Please come on out and celebrate with us. We put many many hours into the production of this album and we are ready to share the harvest. 

Tickets are just $10 AND INCLUDE WILD CRAFTED WINE & 14 ACRE FARM FOOD!, CDs are just $5! You can buy tickets at the door, at Soundcheck Records, or for your virtual pleasure, just follow this link: http://mauchchunkoperahouse.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=77064


PLEASE RSVP, pass it on, and buy your tickets now. You can always get some at the door, and we’ll love you no matter what, but if you buy them in advance, we’ll have a much better idea of

how much food and wine to bring, and we’ll get giddy all over again with each confirmed attendee! $10! With food and wine! We’re such a cheap date, and it will be great fun. BRING YOUR KIDS! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! TELL YOUR FAMILY! You can send them an invite to this page, or for those too cool for Facebook, tell them in person, send them an email, call them, text them…whatever. Just spread the word. Let’s have a legendary JT party!  

You can RSVP on our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/242473299141164/

— 

Josh Finsel

Bluegrass Duo Prepares to Share Another Musical Side – MarketWatch

LEBANON, Tenn., Nov 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — After spending hundreds of hours in the recording studio, Rounder Records duo Dailey & Vincent have added the finishing touches and will soon be releasing The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent. The project will be the duo’s first-ever Gospel album and their second CD with the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store(R) exclusive music program. The new album will be available for purchase January 9, 2012.

Three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainers of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are known for intertwining Gospel music in their shows and recorded music. “We love to sing all different styles of Gospel music including Bluegrass, Southern, Traditional and Contemporary, and this is what led us to name this recording exactly what it is, The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent,” said Dailey. The CD is an inspiring collection of long-time favorites along with new offerings including “Living in the Kingdom of God” written by Jamie Dailey and “Until At Last I’m Home” written by Darrin Vincent, Jim Britton and Brad Price. This inspirational CD will be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel(R) locations.

Over the past two years, Dailey & Vincent have achieved some of their biggest career accomplishments to date. They were nominated for a GRAMMY(R) Award in 2011, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Elizabeth” from Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, their first Cracker Barrel(R) exclusive music program release. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Music Chart and #19 on Billboard’s Country Chart, earning the Hot Shot Debut and marking the duo’s first Top-20 debut on the chart. The album also landed the #1 spot on the Heatseekers Albums Chart, for artists who have never appeared in the top 100 of the Billboard 200, or the top 10 of R&B/HipHop, Country, Latin, Christian or Gospel Albums charts. Their 2011 SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards include Bluegrass Band of the Year, Entertaining Group of the Year, Album of the Year – Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, Vocal Group of the Year, Gospel Group of the Year/Contemporary and Male Vocalist of the Year/Contemporary – Jamie Dailey. And they earned the 2011 GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass Album of the year – Singing From the Heart. They were honored with 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year – Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers.

“The opportunity to work with Jamie and Darrin on not one but two Cracker Barrel releases is such an honor,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “The success of their first album underscores the connection that our guests have with these talented artists, and we are pleased to be able to unveil The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent.”

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Joins ‘Goat Rodeo’

Most classical music lovers know cellist Yo-Yo Ma as one of the world’s greatest classical virtuosos. But what happens when this unique mega-star teams up with luminaries from bluegrass and other genres in a rural setting, with no agenda other than to have fun and see what kind of musical magic they can make?

(Video courtesy Sony Masterworks)

You just might get their runaway hit “The Goat Rodeo Sessions.”

That’s the title track from “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” a CD featuring Yo-Yo Ma on cello; Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso from the Punch Brothers bluegrass band; Edgar Meyer on the classical bass; and the famed fiddler Stuart Duncan. All four are stars in their own right.

PBS Arts : Give Me The Banjo

Curator’s Note:

Watch PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains on November 4 at 9pm EST.

 

The banjo’s been called America’s quintessential instrument, perhaps because its long and contested history has encompassed so many popular musical forms, from black folk styles and the 19th century minstrel show, to blues, ragtime, early jazz, old time folk and bluegrass. One of the biggest challenges of making Give Me the Banjo was trying to cover the full range and breadth of music that the banjo has helped to shape.

 

Ask Dr. Ralph Stanley what he’s been playing for the last half century and he’ll call it “old time mountain music.” Enjoy these diverse performances from Cynthia Sayer, Taj Mahal, Rhiannon Giddens and Abigail Washburn. For more on the banjo’s diverse styles and history, visit The Banjo Project.

 

Also, discover the Blue Ridge Mountain Art Scene at UNCTV.