Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Speed of Bluegrass: for release 22 Mar. 2011

'News at the speed of bluegrass' is the motto of the original Bluegrass Blog (BB), founded by John Lawless and Brance Gillihan, who as a result received the IBMA's Print Media award for 2007, when the BB was still only two years old.

'The speed of bluegrass' is now also the title of a three-part fiddle tune composed by Jim VanCleve to a special commission from the BB. A select group of ace pickers recorded it as a single, which is scheduled for digital release a week from today in two versions (one five minutes long, the other abridged) and will be available to radio presenters.

Additional press materials on the release are here. Some of the fun that went into the recording can be seen on Vimeo. And you can see all of this, and more, on the Bluegrass Blog itself.