News


Jimmy Martin documentary to be released

George Goehl is working on a documentary about Jimmy Martin called King of Bluegrass. It should be interesting--as George says on his web page:
I first talked to Jimmy about the idea of a film in November of 1999. We started shooting in March of 2000 and have spent over 2 years accompanying Jimmy on tour, backstage, onstage as filming him feeding his animals, hunting squirrel, and just tooling around Tennessee. We have also interviewed Tom T. Hall, Ralph Stanley, Marty Stuart, Paul Williams, JD Crowe, Bill Emerson and James King. The film will be completed in September of 2002 and then entered into film festivals worldwide.


"My Home Ain't In the Hall of Fame" released on CD

"My Home Ain't In the Hall of Fame" has been released on CD by Rounder . The rumor is that "You Can Share My Blanket" is in the works for CD re-release.


Changes in the New South (from Phil Ledbetter):

I would like to announce to make it official that Myself, Robert Hale, Curt Chapman and Darrell Webb will be leaving J.D at the end of this year to perform fulltime as Wildfire. Barry Crabtree will be playing banjo.

We have all talked to J.D about this, and it is a peaceful split. I will continue to book Crowe as well as Wildfire. J.D has NO PLANS to retire or slow down. He will be reforming the band with some great players. Some of them former NS members. J.D always strives for perfection, and I know the new version of the NS will be top notch.

I've been with J.D for 11 years, and its time to try something new. I think it is good for us, and good for J.D as well. J.D is very cool with everything. The best way to go is as friends. J.D is like family to me, and always will be. He has always been a icon in my eyes in this music. I never thought I would ever get the chance to play with J.D Crowe. It seems very strange now that I am saying "so long". 11 years is a long time in this business. You don't stay with a man that long unless he is a good one........J.D is. A good friend, a great picker.......A good person. We will all miss working with him.

Crowe receives Ky Governor's Award in the Arts

J.D. Crowe has been named the recipient of the prestigious Folk Heritage Award, one of the Kentucky "Governor's Awards in the Arts."  According to the  Kentucky Arts Council .  "The Folk Heritage Award recognizes a Kentucky Artist who has made an outstanding effort to perpetuate and promote Kentucky's unique artistic traditions, as Grammy-winning bluegrass banjo player and bandleader J.D. Crowe has throughout his career."

New Releases
From Rebel Records: Richard Bennett has been in the studio working on a new solo, all-Bluegrass album which will feature J.D. Crowe on several cuts.
 
 

Performance Schedule



2003
MARCH
7 ETOWAH, TN GEM THEATER
8 ASHLAND, OH McDOWELL AUDITORIUM
15 MIDDLETOWN, OH CC's Showcase
22 WOODSTOCK, IL CONCERT
28 DUNNELLON, FL WITHLACOOCHEE BG FEST
29 NASHVILLE, TN STATION INN
APRIL
12 OWENSBORO, KY THE EXECUTIVE INN
19 LEXINGTON, MA MUSEUM OF OUR NATION HERITAGE
19 Raliegh, NC Christian Lighthouse Center
MAY
2 WICHITA, KS PARK CITY BG FESTIVAL
9 ALEXANDRIA, VA THE BIRCHMERE (w/ Seldom Scene)
17 EDEN, NC CONCERT
24 ROSINE, KY CONCERT
29 SYRIA, VA GRAVES MOUNTAIN BG FEST
31 AURORA, KY KY LAKE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
JUNE
14 LEXINGTON, KY FESTIVAL OF THE BLUEGRASS
20 BEANBLOSSM, IN FESTIVAL
21 BEANBLOSSOM, IN FESTIVAL
27 Grayson, KY RUDY FEST
28 SUMMERSVILLE, WV SUMMERSVILLE BG FEST
JULY
12 ALEXANDRIA, KY NORTHERN KY BG FEST
18 OLIVE HILL, KY CARTER CO. SHRINE BG FEST
26 ROANOKE, VA VICTORY STADIUM / ACUTAB
AUGUST
1 Hyden, KY Osborne Bros Festival
9 MILAN, MI CONCERT
21 EUREKA SPRINGS, AR CIVIC CENTER
23 SEVIERVILLE, TN BLUEGRASS IN THE SMOKIES
29-31 WILMORE, KY JD CROWE AND THE NEW SOUTH FEST
SEPTEMBER
6 AUBURN HILLS, MI CITY OF AUBURN HILLS
8 CLARKSVILLE, IN DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE
20 CONWAY, MO STARVY CREEK BG FEST
27 Frankfort, KY Ky Folk Life Festival
OCTOBER
10 MAMARONECK, NY EMELIN THEATER
11 STATEN ISLAND, NY HISTORIC RICHMOND
17 LAGRANGE, GA HOOFERS


AcutabSchedule as listed at Acutab
 
 

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