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Thursday, December 6, 2018

AMERICANAFEST on TV Thursday; BLUEGRASS Christmas live Friday, Dec 7th & MORE on the Web. Thu, Dec 6 2018 edition

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Thursday...

Watch "2018 AMERICANAFEST®" on CMT

TONIGHT:
Catch Highlights from This Year's Honors & Awards at 9-10:30 pm Pacific on CMT

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Friday!
“A VERY MERRY BLUEGRASS CHRISTMAS” SPECIAL 
ON THE "615 HIDEAWAY" SHOW
with performances by
EDDIE SANDERS, CHRIS ROBERTS, LARRY STEPHENSON,
GLEN DUNCAN, DENNIS CROUCH & CODY KILBY

Live Streamed on RFD-TV and Bluegrass Life on December 7th



We'll start with what's on Friday, December 7th, as the nation observes "Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,"  The 615 Hideaway studio will be filled with top bluegrass chart artists. They'll be there to help you get ready for a tuneful and fun filled holiday season with a special Christmas show.  

Eddie SandersChris RobertsLarry Stephenson, Glen DuncanDennis Crouch & Cody Kilby will perform Holiday classics and new Christmas songs that are sure to be an enjoyable musical experience -- and one that will warm the heart and bring joy this Holiday season.  The Christmas show at The 615 Hideaway will contain many songs from the newly released Christmas album “A Very Merry Bluegrass Christmas” on Engelhardt Music Group / Rural Rhythm Records.

Multi-music-genre live streaming show The 615 Hideaway will post on the RFD-TV and Bluegrass Live Facebook pages, which combined, have accumulated over 600,000 likes. 

Here at the Guide, we do all we can to dissuade our readers from infesting their (your) devices and lives with Facebook's shockingly intrusive industrial-espionage-grade spyware. But if you're already afflicted, it is one option to catch the show. Of course for the show's producers, between the artists’ Facebook page and The 615 Hideaways live stream partner, RFD-TV’s Facebook page, that live stream viewership has a potential to reach over three-quarters of a million viewers.  

But never fear. Each of the show's live streams is permanently posted on the show's own website, The 615 Hideaway studio, so fans can go back and view the episode at any time, or watch the new episode at their convenience.

About the new album



A Very Merry Bluegrass Christmas contains top Bluegrass musicians Rob McCoury – Banjo; Tim Crouch - Fiddle; Glen Duncan – Fiddle; Dennis Crouch - Upright Bass; Rob Ickes – Dobro; Cody Kilby –Acoustic Guitar; Casey Campbell – Mandolin.

Produced by Adam Engelhardt and Glen Duncan A Very Merry Bluegrass Christmas album contains new Christmas songs and traditional classics with featured performances by Larry Stephenson, Rob McCoury, Eddie Sanders, Chris Roberts, Glen Duncan, Tim Crouch, Dennis Crouch and Steve Leslie.

Duncan remarked in a recent interview about the new Christmas album:

“Adam and I invited some of our favorite musicians and singers to record an album at the storied Studio A in Nashville of new and classic Christmas music.  We used the approach of recording a 'Classic Record Album,' like our favorite Holiday Records from the ’50s & ’60s.  So we had all of the musicians recording together ‘live’ in the studio at the same time. 

"To take the ‘Classic Recording’ process one step further, we thought of each song as part of an album and recorded many new original and classic Christmas songs.  We wanted this record to be like the great TV network Christmas shows of the 50’s & 60’s that had that classic ‘Variety Show’ format.  

"So there’s the widest possible variety of songs: great vocal solos, trios, all sorts of combinations; Instrumentals both fast & slow and material that ranges from Classic songs to songs that have never before been recorded and songs that range from fun Holiday favorites to poignant Christmas songs, to really enjoyable new Christmas Songs.  It’s like a great big Merry Christmas Bluegrass Music Sampler.” - Glen Duncan – Artist, Songwriter, Producer.

Album highlights include Ralph Stanley’s “Holiday Pickin’" performed by Tim Crouch, Dennis Crouch and featuring Rob McCoury.  Other highlights include new Christmas songs performed by Eddie Sanders “My Favorite Day Is Christmas” and Chris Roberts “Can’t Miss Christmas.” Also on the album is “White House Christmas” -- nope, we have NOT heard it -- it was written and performed by Larry Stephenson and "incorporates new lyrics to update this Christmas favorite." (We're not all that sure it 'zactly needed "updating," given the current situation at the White House, so we'll go on.) 

A Very Merry Bluegrass Christmas is available now on iTunesAmazon and where ever Bluegrass music is sold.

About The 615 Hideaway

Online live Streaming has become a tremendous vehicle to connect music performers with their core fan base in ways never before achieved.  The 615 Hideaway facilitates the elements needed by artists to perform live music online, talk to their fan base, and engage in real-time live chat conversations.  Fans of the artists can request songs during the episode, as well as, and ask questions about the artist’s music and other related topics.

Third generation music veteran Sammy Passamano 3rd has been developing and creating the show's livestream platform since 2014. He aired the first live stream 615 Hideaway episode with American Idol star Alex Preston in early 2017.  The 615 Hideaway produces approximately 2-3 live streaming shows per week ranging in a variety of formats including Pop, Country, Rock, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, and more. 

Recent performers at The 615 Hideaway include Gretchen Wilson, John Berry, T.G. Shepard, Kelly Lang, Ken Mellons, Bradley Walker, Uncle Si, 2Steele Girls, Steve Gulley, Frank Foster, The Young Fables, Craig Wayne Boyd ….and Bluegrass Legends Mac Wiseman, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie Reno.

Of course, we are advocates of eschewing Facebook's for-profit snooping on everything you do, so we'll point you directly to the shows own site.

While you're there, you'll find plenty to explore. Like this one from May 3, 2018, with

Jim & Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys – Radio Shows

 Jim & Jesse are celebrating 50 Years as members of the GRAND OLE OPRY, so you'll get plenty of lore and history, along with the music.
There's also the Monroeville – Full Show
Monroeville is headed by GRAMMY® nominated producer and engineer, Matt Munsey, as a Bluegrass / Rock / Country acoustic band of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. 

We 'spect you'll like their October 18th show, Morgan Myles – Sanctuary – Acoustic
Morgan Myles is a powerhouse vocalist, and emerging singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania. She's "one of those artists that makes it look and sound so easy."
 
And finally, grab a chance to catch the video shot this past June 19th,
The performance by Eddie features Don McAfee on banjo. Both'll prove to your likin', we b'lieve.

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We'll be back after a short spell. Not quite directly, but by an' by, afore long. After we mosey up the holler and check on the still, y'see. Just give a shout if any revenuers are seen about.
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That's all for this edition.
Stay tuneful!
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♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS – and views of interest to artists everywhere – more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday-Sunday-Sunday! PERFORM with MUSIC STARS, plus CALLING ALL SONGWRITERS. Dec 2 2018 edition.

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Just TWO items today...

1)  SONGWRITERS: enter your original Christmas / Holiday songs in a prestigious NEW competition

2)  TODAY, SUNDAY -- Give Your Gift of Participation -- NOT your money, but ONE LATE AFTERNOON of your time and talent, in the company of MUSIC STARS (Grammy winners, Nominees, Platinum-Sellers, and ordinary folks who just like to sing -- and bring joy to shut-ins in the West SFV! The 37th annual "Caroling" for shut-ins has multiple whirlwind "stage" shows (in several facilities' dining halls, and begins with room-to-room caroling for bedridden patients) YOU ARE INVITED TO PERFORM!

Let's get started!
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#1 news feature...


USA Songwriting Competition's "CHRISTMAS SONGWRITING COMPETITION" Open for 2018


Here's your opportunity to enter the 3rd Annual "Christmas Songwriting Competition" sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition, to, in the words of the sponsors, "make the next few weeks the best weeks you've had all year..."

They continue in the announcement released THIS MORNING, "So many songwriters have asked us to organize a Christmas Songwriting Competition, and Good news -- we have this... now today."

This is a limited-time opportunity for you to enter your Christmas or Holiday song. While publicity, on-air guest-bookings, and airplay schedules were all determined by corporate media long ago for the 2018 holiday season, the contest is all about opportunities for indies, and getting you launched. After all, THIS is the time of year when folks think about Christmas and Holidays.

Sooo...

Do you have an Original Christmas Song to which you own the rights? And as the contest asks, "Do you have a song like 'Last Christmas' by Wham! or 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey?" Do you have any Hanukkah or Kawanzaa songs? Why not enter the Christmas/Holiday Songwriting Competition. Who knows, you could be the top winner and proud owner of a special Christmas Songwriting trophy for that special place on your mantle -- and a possible songwriting contract with a major music publishing house.

SPECIAL EXTRA BONUS: the Top 15 finalists' songs will appear on the s[onsor's Christmas/Holiday Compilation CD, which will be promoted to various radio stations in USA and Canada. This is excellent music industry exposure for you and your music.

This is a once-a-year opportunity... Enter online here 

In addition, they have extended their "Free Masterings for 2 of your song audios" (from Landr) when you enter the competition; that's an offer worth $20.00.

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Your Gift of Participation -- NOT your money, but ONE LATE AFTERNOON of your time and talent...

37th Annual Old-Fashioned L.A. Holiday Caroling Festivities -- THIS Sunday, Dec 2


Every year, the Guide supports this effort to bring holiday cheer to shut-ins. Founder Vincent Leinen starts in L.A., then hits the road to make this a national event, one community at a time between December 2nd and December 24th. 

Vincent has invited the Guide to invite YOU to take part, together with music and show biz celebrities, professional studio musicians, opera vocalists, and ordinary folks who experience the simultaneous thrill of humility, grace, and excitement to have such a grateful audience.

Thus, we extend a special invitation to support, promote, and participate in at the 37th Annual Los Angeles Holiday Caroling Festivities on Sunday, December 2rd, 2018 at three senior care centers located in the West San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Perform 4 pm-7:30 pm -- on a modular schedule -- you may arrive / depart at your discretion, but you'll probably want to stay for all of it.

Immediately following the caroling, participants are invited to socialize and dine at HomeTown Buffet Restaurant (VanOwen/Fallbrook) in Canoga Park (7:30 pm-9:30 pm). Vincent has discount tix for you, because their management supports what we do.
The festivities include multiple performances at senior care centers. Some are scheduled at concurrent time slots, because that allows us to provide entertainment (happiness and healing) to more needy senior residents and their caregivers.

To balance out the large talent pool and maximize your impact on the senior residents and care givers this has a tradition of forming two separate Holiday Caroling Presentation Teams. Both teams get together afterward at the dinner.

Just call Vincent (number below) to get registered. Tell him if you play an instrument and know the chords for some carols or if you just want to sing; you'll learn which of the two teams needs you most, and receive the link for the map of your team's exact route (with driving directions) charted out by time & location. (That map can be very handy during your whirlwind performance schedule.)

Call Vincent at 818-342-9336 or C 818-429-1563.

All the details are at:

www.HolidayMusicMakingADifference.com 
or,
www.facebook.com/HolidayCaroling4Senior
This is produced in collaboration with "Giving Music-A Music Charity," with details at:

 www.GivingMusic.org

The Guide's editor and our writers have been privileged to perform with Grammy winners and nominees and music's elite over the years we have taken part.

Come out, join in, bring joy to folks who probably wouldn't have it without you, and meet your fellow performers at the dinner gathering. It's the finest way we know to get yourself in a true holiday spirit!

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That's all for this edition.

Stay tuneful!
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We'll be back again soon with music news and more "News of the Non-Trumpcentric Universe." (c)

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LEGALESE, CONTACTING US, 'N SUCH...

Boilerplate? Where's the main pressure gauge? And the firebox?

What "boilerplate"? Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff...

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♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS – and views of interest to artists everywhere – more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
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The Acoustic Americana Music Guide. Thanks for sittin' a spell. The cyber porch'll be here anytime you come back from the road.
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