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2015 Music Festivals: Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Music Festival.

2015 Music Festivals: Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Music Festival.

Moonrunners Music Festival
Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender
Nelsonville Music Festival
Muddy Roots Music Festival

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Folks it’s time once again to start announcing 2015 lineups from pretty much all the same festivals
I covered last year PLUS a few new ones I found or have contacted me.
The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Roanoke Island North Carolina
has announced a BOMBSHELL upon me!
Last week they announced the reunion of one of Bluegrass Music’s most beloved families
Cherryholmes. If you may not know the family had previously
disbanded in 2011 playing their last show in Galax Virginia.
Will this be a permanent reunion? Well..right now I cannot confirm a permanent return.
But this WILL BE a FULL headlining show as they perform on the Saturday night slot.

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This event will take place in September on the 23-26th 2015.
Here is the official complete lineup:

23rd
11:30PM Velvet Blue
1:00PM Gospel Plowboys
2:30PM Corey Hensley & Friends
4:00PM Trinity River Band
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Darrell Webb Band
7:30PM Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
9:00PM Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

24th
11:30PM Turning Ground
1:00PM Little Roy & Lizzie
2:30PM Lonely Heart String Band
4:00PM Johnny Staats & Delivery Boys
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Nu Blu
7:30PM Rhonda Vincent & the Rage
9:00PM Sam Bush

25th
11:30PM The Church Sisters
1:00PM Adkins & Loudermilk
2:30PM The Spinney Brothers
4:00PM The Roys
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Marty Raybon
7:30PM The Steep Canyon Rangers
9:00PM BOOMGRASS FIREWORKS
9:15PM Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis

26th
11:30PM Volume Five
1:00PM Mountain Faith
2:30PM Steve Dilling & Sideline
4:00PM ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band
5:30PM (Supper Break)
6:00PM Dailey & Vincent
7:30PM Lonesome River Band
9:00PM Cherryholmes Reunion

Now unlike some of the other festivals I report on this one does not offer camping of any kind
on the property however there IS camping nearby.
I want to include some hotel room chains nearby. Click on their name it will take
you DIRECTLY to the nearest location to the festival!
This is a NEW feature I’m trying to see how many people use the feature and I can help
local businesses in every festival area.

Days Inn
Holiday Inn
Nags Head Inn
Outer Banks Inn
Travel Lodge
Hilton Garden
Sea Ranch Resort
Ramada Inn

Now just like ALL the rest I’ll add any more that contact me and I’m ALWAYS researching
more options for ALL the festivals I cover.

The Wall Street Journal recently proclaimed Rhonda Vincent “The New Queen Of Bluegrass”.
With the release of her album Back Home Again in 2000, Vincent returned to bluegrass with the
goal of expanding both the musical reach and the accessibility of the genre. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) accorded her its Female Vocalist of the Year award for the years 2000 – 2006, plus IBMA Entertainer of the Year in 2001. The Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) designated her its Entertainer of the Year for 2002 – 2006 inclusive. She also performs with her band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Personal golf carts are NOT permitted.
Due to the unique location of this festival parking is apparently VERY limited.
Parking on the actual island (which is 27 acres) is reserved for handicapped and shuttle
services ONLY.
Shuttle service is included in your ticket price for a 5.00 additional fee.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ALLOWED…BIG one you need to know.
Rain or shine event no refunds.

From North Carolina

Follow U.S. 64 East to Manteo. After crossing the Virginia Dare Bridge, turn left at the first stoplight. Follow this into the town of Manteo. Turn right at the stoplight on Budleigh Street. Go to the end of Budleigh and at the stop sign, turn left. When you come to the stop sign turn right and cross over the short bridge. You are now on the 27- acre site of Roanoke Island Festival Park.

From Points North- Richmond, VA / Washington, DC

Follow I-64 to Hampton, Virginia. Go South on I-664 through the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel. Take I-64 towards Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Nags Head. Take the Nags Head Exit. This will lead you to a toll road- $2.00 per car. This will empty into Highway 158 South, which will take you to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

From Nags Head, North Carolina

Follow 158 By-pass to Highway 64 towards Manteo. You will cross over the smaller Melvin Daniels Bridge and then the Washington-Baum Bridge. After crossing, stay in your right lane. Take a right at the fork – a blue and green sign will say- Roanoke Island and Attractions. Follow this into the Town of Manteo. Turn right at the stoplight at Budleigh Street and follow it to the end. Turn left at the stop sign. When the road ends turn right and cross over the short bridge, which will bring you to the site of Roanoke Island Festival Park.

You can buy tickets HERE but you better HURRY
because VIP is already GONE!
And THESE ARE FIRST ROUND PRICES! After Christmas day they go up (ALL festivals are that way).
I think I pretty much covered everything now GO HAVE FUN!

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Artist Feature: The Howling Brothers.

Artist Feature: The Howling Brothers.

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Folks I really should do MORE of these artist features because I so greatly enjoy
researching all these bands I discover.
Others turn the bands on to me as well, I literally get thousands of inbox messages
a week with new music…new to me.

Now as I previously stated these are NOT new bands they are just ones I have never featured on here
or just did not know about.
The Howling Brothersare a Nashville based three piece string band
They play old time blues and bluegrass and tonight they are playing the Exit In and sadly due to
health problems tonight I couldn’t go.

They have three full length albums out “Howl” “Trouble” and “The Sun Studio Session”
which is an EP.
They describe themselves as Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug band.
I’m going to post a few videos on here so you can check out their music as well.
I LOVE their harmonies and how they sing..I could listen to them ALL NIGHT!

You can damn sure bet that I’ll be covering one of their shows sometime in the near
future. I’m really sorry I missed it tonight.

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The Exit In Welcomes Whitey Morgan And The 78’s.

The Exit In Welcomes Whitey Morgan And The 78’s.

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Yeah I know…I know..I write a lot of articles for The Exit In but heck
I can’t help myself. They have such good shows and honestly it is one of my favorite venues
to see a show in Nashville.

Fresh off his release of his LIVE album AND an all acoustic album,
Whitey Morgan who like a small handful of others is burning up the highways playing a WHOPPING
amount of shows yearly.

His live shows are ALWAYS a good time full of whiskey soaked table thumping
Honky Tonk music, and his band the 78’s are no exception to the rule.
He’s one of my top acts I enjoy going out to support live.

On Saturday December 13th he stops in Nashville at the Exit In and I’m sure
this will be a GREAT NIGHT of music.
There will a small door cover and make sure you hit the merch booth when you go
he has a FULL LINE of great merch items for you.
So go out and support this great show in Nashville!

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Dallas Moore Album Release Party.

Dallas Moore Album Release Party.

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Last October at Outlaw Fest the main act for Saturday night was Dallas Moore and he did one of the top three
shows of the weekend. He’s always been a definite crowd please and his show is full
of great songs.
My first encounter with him was last October in Altamont Tn at the Outlaw benefit
and I have been a fan ever since.

He is based in the Ohio area prominently but he is a regular road warrior
touring effortlessly and does a whopping amount of shows!
And TRUST ME his live show is absolute CHAOS.
I been researching and supporting roots music and independent music for many
many years and I’ll say this..the top three guitarists of it all in my opinion
is Rory Kelly, James Hunnicutt and this man Dallas Moore.
He has training in every genre of music from Heavy Metal to Classical.

On January 31st Dallas Moore will unleash his newest fury at Bobby Mackey’s
Haunted Honky Tonk in Wilder Kentucky.
This place is TRULY one of America’s finest venues in EVERY form.

Bobby Mackey is a true Country Music Legend in his own right.
He’s been running his venue and playing Country Music there for over
30 years. The place is like my home…a museum and every time I go there
I have to soak in the walls and all that hang there.

His new album will be called “Dark Horse Rider” and will
be available that night.

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Nashville Flipside Outlaw Music Review: Billie Gant, Tom Ghent And MORE.

Nashville Flipside Outlaw Music Review: Billie Gant, Tom Ghent And MORE.

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The folks from Nashville Flipside are hosting another great local event on January 22nd
at The 5 Spot with some really great songwriting Legends.
Chris Gantry hosts this ongoing series that features some great talent on a regular basis.
And this particular show he is featuring Tom Ghent and Billie Gant and two more I’m not as familiar with
Genevive Allen and Garrett Walker.

Billie Gant has just released a new acoustic album at Outlaw Fest that includes a song that is becoming
an Underground phenomenon in the last few months.
He’s been hard at his work doing shows and events all over the country but the Ohio area is
his primary stomping grounds.

This series recently Held A Tribute Show for Country Legend Glen Campbell at Douglass Corner Cafe last week.
That featured some songs the participants wrote that Glen cut on his albums.

Tom Ghent is one of my personal favorite Legendary songwriters that I have ever met.
He has a long history of Nashville songwriting credits and if I listed them all here you would be still
reading on sunday!
His more well known cut (at least to me) is “Easy As Dreaming” recorded by Bobby Bare and it
is on the album “Sleep Wherever I Fall” from 1978 on Legacy recordings.

Chris Gantry was is hosting the show is well know for his Glen Campbell hit “Dreams Of The Everyday
Housewife” from the 1968 Wichita Lineman album.
He has also contributed a lot to country music and doers shows with Tom Ghent and Billie Gant
on many occasions.

This promises to be a really good show and trust me the venue is Really nice. I enjoy going to the 5 Spot
every chance I get!

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