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Huge congratulations to all of the 2013 IBMA Award nominees!

Dreamspider Publicity is excited to announce that Town Mountain is up for three Momentum Awards: Performance (Town Mountain) , Vocalist (Robert Greer) and fiddler (Bobby Britt)!

Town Mountain. Photo by Jason Beverly.

Town Mountain. Photo by Jason Beverly.

Also, big congratulations to Town Mountain’s booking agent Martha Stracener Dantzic with Quicksilver Productions for being nominated for a momentum award for new industry professional!

Read more about all of the nominees for this year here: https://bluegrasstoday.com/2013-ibma-award-nominees/

The categories Town Mountain is nominated for include:
Performance, Vocalist (Momentum Awards) – Robert Greer, Town Mountain
Performance, Band (Momentum Awards) – Town Mountain
Performance, Instrumentalist (Momentum Awards) – Bobby Britt, Town Mountain

Town Mountain Featuring Robert Greer on Vocals:

“Rollicking straight-ahead fare, proto-rock, neo-trad country and jaunty boho picking”
–Jewly Hight, Nashville Scene

“Town Mountain… I’ve known these boys, seems like, forever..and I like ’em. They pick and sing with a passion you don’t find much these days, it’s refreshing and real good.  Put the cd in the truck, hit the parkway or some other good riding road, roll the windows down, and play it loud. PS. Watch out for the lawdog.” –John Roten, WPEK/WMXF

“A stone gem” –Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly

Highlights included the twisted waltz refrain within the title tune to the band’s recent album Leave the Bottle, the fierce fiddle and mandolin square-offs that sparked Four Miles and the Western slant of a new Robbie Fulks song, Long I Ride.”
–Walter Tunis, Kentucky.com in an review of The Festival of Bluegrass

Town Mountain Featuring Bobby Britt on Fiddle — “Four Miles”:

The Momentum Awards focus on artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music. Five artists will receive performance awards, while three industry awards will go to key contributors in the bluegrass business. The Momentum Awards are not to be confused with the long-standing IBMA Awards, which are the gold standard for peer-recognized excellence in bluegrass music. The Momentum Awards will acknowledge something undeniable about bluegrass music—that many of its most dynamic artists and entrepreneurs are young or relatively new to the genre, and there are perhaps more artists playing bluegrass or bluegrass-related music than at any time in decades. IBMA looks forward to recognizing the best of them.

IBMA Momentum Awards are intended to encourage professionalism in bluegrass music among every generation.

Tickets to the IBMA Awards Show on Thursday, September 26 in Raleigh are still available at www.ibma.org. or by calling 888-GET-IBMA!

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Dehlia Low officially release Dehlia Low – Live tonight (Nov 5th) at the Get Down in West Asheville! Check out this excerpt of an interview with them in the Asheville Citizen Times’ Take Five:

Dehlia Low celebrates live CD with West Asheville show
by Michael Flynn • published November 5, 2010

ASHEVILLE – At traditional bluegrass gatherings, people sometimes ask members of Asheville’s Dehlia Low why the five-person string band has no banjo player. Guitarist and singer Stacy Claude has come up with an answer.

“I tell people that we had only five seats in the van,” she says with a laugh, “so someone had to go.”

Judging by the band’s growing audience and recognition, Dehlia Low’s blend of bluegrass, country and Americana music sounds just right as is.

The band is playing tonight at West Asheville’s new Get Down to celebrate its latest release, a live album that includes songs from a May gig at The Grey Eagle.

“We’ve been talking about it for a while,” Claude says about recording live. “We feel our studio albums are different than our live performances, and we wanted to capture some of that live energy.”

Along with Claude, the band features vocalist and fiddler Anya Hinkle, dobro player Aaron Ballance, mandolin picker Bryan Clendenin and upright bassist Greg Stiglets. The group came together about three years ago, sparked by connections from Jack of the Wood’s Celtic jam sessions.

The members’ blend of vocal harmonies, acoustic picking and country dobro creates a classic Asheville take on traditional music.

“We like to say we have a foot in bluegrass and a foot in Americana and roots music,” Claude says.

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Look for the group to continue to grow its fan base next year, with more touring and another album written and ready to record. Asheville, Claude says, is the perfect launching pad for the band.

“Living in a community with so many acoustic musicians of this caliber keeps you on your toes,” she says.

“It’s an amazing place to be a musician.”

Michael Flynn writes about entertainment for take5. E-mail him at mickfly@bellsouth.net.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101105/ENT/311050017/1291/ADVERTISING

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