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Win tickets to the Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival…

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With Festival scene soon upon us and stellar line-up after stellar line-up being announced, some tough decisions about which Festivals we can actually make it to will soon have to be made.  To help make those decisions a little bit easier and your Festival season a little bit better we at Honest Tune are giving away two tickets to one of the first festivals of the year and what we are sure will become an annual favorite, the Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Baltimore.

 

Click here to enter to win 2 tickets to Charm City festival!

 

 

A little bit about the fest…

 

The Inaugural Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival is being presented by the Baltimore Management Agencyand Union Craft Brewery, and will be held on the grounds of the Union Craft Brewery in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore on April 27. Seriously is there a better combination than fine local craft brew and bluegrass? 

Baltimore has a long, rich history in bluegrass stretching back to the 1950s and 60s when the city was, in the words of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, “the hot-town for bluegrass music.”  The Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival will keep that rich tradition alive.  It will be headlined by multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien and banjo legend Tony Trischka, as well as featuring a number of artists who will be familiar to Honest Tune readers.  Baltimore’s own Cris Jacobs, who made a name for himself as the singer and guitarist of The Bridge, will debut his new bluegrass band, Cris Jacobs and The Union Men, which will feature banjo master Mike Munford.  Also appearing will be the renegade cowboy-poetry of Caleb Stine, the sweet harmonies of The Honey Dewdrops, and the fine picking of Feinwood. 

 The outdoor festival will feature local food and craft vendors, and Union Craft Brewing’s award-winning beer. Tickets are on sale now at www.eventbrite.com/event/4876444577

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Full Line-up:

Tim O’Brien

Tony Trischka

Cris Jacobs & the Union Men

Caleb Stine

Feinwood

Trace Friends Mucho

Honey Dewdrops

DJ Bohfunk presents: Bohfunk

 And more artists to be announced…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Contest:

The details, official rules, and eligibility requirements…

 What you are playing for:

1) You are entering to win (2) tickets to The Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival.

 How To Enter:

1) Click the link and it will take you to the contest entry page.
Click here to enter to win 2 tickets to Charm City festival!
 

 2) Fill out the entire entry form. Partially filled out entry forms will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Honest Tune.

How a winner will be chosen:

1)      All of the entered names will be copied from the survey site and pasted into a computer generated random name picker.

2) THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS April 3, 2013, noon EST.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

1) No previous or current Honest Tune editor/staff may enter.

 2) Contributors may enter.

 3) Only one entry per person will be allowed and IP Addresses are logged on the survey site.

 4) Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Fine Print:
 This contest and the contents contained herein are solely the responsibility of Honest Tune. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. The winner will be contacted via his/her email address and must respond to the contact within 72 hours. All entries must be received from within the United States. The winner will receive two tickets to Charm City Folk & Bluegrass. The tickets will be emailed to the winner from Baltimore Management Agency. The winner will be responsible for his/her transportation, parking, lodging, any other expenses associated with the event. The winner may not transfer or sell the tickets. Total prize value: $70.00 All entries must be submitted via the above listed criteria and Honest Tune reserves the right to disqualify entries based solely on its discretion and upon an entry’s lack of conformity to the standards outlined above.

Initial Line-up for 2013 Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Line-up Announced

CharmcitybluegrassposterBaltimore Management Agency and Union Craft Brewing are proud to announce the inaugural Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival, a new Baltimore music festival featuring music with a rich history in the Appalachian region. Anchored by multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien and banjo master Tony Trischka, the festival will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Union Craft Brewing in Woodbury, Baltimore.

 

Charm City can trace its bluegrass roots back to the 1930s, when Southern Appalachian musicians began migrating to Baltimore seeking work. The music they brought with them made Baltimore a bluegrass haven in the 1950s and 1960s. The first bluegrass band to play Carnegie Hall was from Baltimore, folk revivalists New Lost City Ramblers were founded by a Baltimore musician, and the legendary Del McCoury got his big break after meeting bluegrass godfather Bill Monroe in Baltimore.

 

The festival features musicians who are keeping this deep musical tradition alive. Baltimore’s own Cris Jacobs, who made a name for himself as the singer and guitarist of The Bridge, will debut his new bluegrass band, Cris Jacobs and The Union Men. Additional performers from the Baltimore-area will be announced soon.

 

The outdoor festival will feature local food and craft vendors, and Union Craft Brewing’s award-winning beer. Tickets are on sale now here for the early bird prices of $25 for general admission and $65 for VIP. Prices will increase on March 1.

 

Festival founders have launched an Indiegogo campaign (www.indiegogo.com/Charmcitybluegrassfest) to help raise funds for the festival. Donations from $5 to $1,000 come with perks such as discounted tickets, VIP packages, photo prints, event t-shirts, promotional banners and more.

 

For additional artist announcements and updates, follow the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival on the web at www.charmcitybluegrass.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharmCityBluegrass.

Tony Trischka Territory with Steve Martin

Tony Trischka Territory with Steve Martin
Mexicali Live
Teaneck, NJ
November 2, 2011

 

It always makes for a special evening when Steve Martin makes an appearance, banjo in tow. With his familiar face than spans generations — whether recalled from the Saturday Night Live, The Jerk, Planes, Trains and Automobiles or Father of the Bride era — audiences are always happy to see him. But the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is not only that he blends humor with music, but the fact that he can play; and he can do it damned well.

Martin, who has a true love for the banjo, was a perfect fit to show up with a man (Tony Trischka) who is a master of the instrument. Take this into consideration as you ponder Tony Trischka: he trained Bela Fleck.

Following a set by The Kind Buds,  Tony Trischka & Territory (with Steve Martin) — an ensemble whose latest release (Territory) has been hailed as one that “roams widely through the banjo’s creative terrain” — took over the stage and Vernon Webb was at the club to capture the evening through his lens.

 

Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Vernon Webb

6th Annual String Summit at Hornings Hideout

The Northwest’s premier acoustic music festival returns for its sixth year to beautiful Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon, on August 24-26.  The event boasts three days of nearly all-acoustic music, culminating each night with main stage performances from musical hosts Yonder Mountain String Band, this year joined by special guest fiddler Darol Anger (David Grisman Quintet, Psychograss).

Also on the bill are New Riders of the Purple Sage with original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Hot Tuna guitarist Michael Falzarano; Banjo legend and teacher of Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, will perform with full band; Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon will perform with his band and host the acclaimed String Summit superjam.  Past year’s Super Jam performers have included Chris Thile, David Grisman, Vasser Clements, Hot Rize, Jerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien.

On Friday evening (August 24), String Summit presents the fourth annual Band Contest, where four competition finalists will compete for the opportunity to perform on the main stage the following year.

The tree-lined landscape of Horning’s Hideout is the perfect serene setting for an intimate weekend of all acoustic music.  Located just 20 minutes west of Portland and nestled in a hidden canyon of the rolling hills, dense trees and peacocks, Horning’s Hideout is truly one of Oregon’s best kept secrets.  All ages are welcome and children under 10 years old are free with a paying adult.  Three-day festival passes include music, crafts and vending, and plenty of on-site camping and parking.  A family/disabled camping area is available.  Tickets are $115 – $135.00 and are on sale now at www.ticketswest.com

For more information and ticketing links visit the official NWSS website at www.stringsummit.com.