www.bluegrass.com February 24, 2006

Greetings Festivarians!!

It's the email many have been waiting for... the announcement of the complete RockyGrass 2006 lineup!

Earl ScruggsThe biggest news is that the legendary Earl Scruggs will be making his first-ever appearance in Lyons on July 30. It is truly an honor to have Earl on this year's lineup, along with festival favorites Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, the Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, cellist Rushad Eggleston's amazing band Crooked Still, and many others we've already announced. See the complete lineup below or visit bluegrass.com.

My, my, this is a bit of a late notice... but holiday ticket prices for Folks Fest end today, Friday, February 24. This year's lineup already includes Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Kathleen Edwards, and Amos Lee, with many more still to be announced. Order your on-site camping or 3-day passes by the end of the day today and put your savings toward a week of songwriting craft and inspiration at the Song School. Or tickets to this year's Festival of the Mabon - holiday prices for Mabon continue for a couple more weeks.

We are sorry to announce that Emmylou Harris has been invited to tour Europe with Mark Knopfler and has had to cancel her Telluride appearance this year. Emmy sends her warmest wishes to all her festivarian friends - she'll miss you all in Telluride. In other lineup news, we just added the Drew Emmitt Band to Telluride. And we've got numerous exciting announcements still to come. Single-day tickets, 4-day festival passes, and camping for Telluride Bluegrass are now on-sale.

A couple weeks ago we sat down with mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall to talk about Telluride '06. Part of our conversation is now available as the first Planet Bluegrass Podcast, including a solo mandolin performance of the Brazilian choro "Odeon." We'll be creating new podcasts every couple weeks as friends of the Planet stop by to chat about this summer's festivals and play a little music for us. All you need is a computer with an internet connection to listen to these free podcasts (iPod is strictly optional). More info and subscription instructions at:
And while you're there, check out our new video slideshows - click on the "Multimedia" button on the left side of each festival page.

Congratulations to recent Grammy winners, John Prine, the Del McCoury Band, and Tim O'Brien. Those of you in Colorado, can catch Tim at a live eTown taping at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, March 12. More info below...

The Folks on Planet Bluegrass

2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival

June 15-18, 2006

Drew EmmittFor 33 summers music lovers from around the world have been making their loyal pilgrimage to the birthplace of the jam - Telluride, Colorado, where for four magical days, music fills the stages, streets, and campgrounds of this historic mining town deep in the San Juan mountains.

This year's lineup includes: Barenaked Ladies, Sam Bush Band, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Tim O'Brien Band, Del McCoury Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan, Neko Case, Shawn Camp, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas Band, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall, Drew Emmitt Band, Missy Higgins, Drive-By Truckers, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, The Badly Bent, and many more...

Order your tickets and camping now: 800-624-2422 or www.bluegrass.com. Or if camping isn't your thing, visit the Telluride Reservation Center for info about lodging options in Telluride and nearby Mountain Village. It's filling up fast!

2006 RockyGrass

July 28-30, 2006

Tickets for RockyGrass (July 28-30), continue to sell faster than ever. Sure, the gorgeous setting along the St. Vrain River in Lyons and the renowned campground jams are a huge reason. But if that weren't enough...

Friday, July 28
Yonder Mountain String Band | Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Edgar Meyer | Mountain Heart | The Infamous Stringdusters | Tony Trischka Bluegrass Band featuring Roland White | Richard Greene & the Brothers Barton | Bearfoot Bluegrass | Town Mountain

Tim O'BrienSaturday, July 29
Steve Earle and the Bluegrass Dukes | Jerry Douglas Band | Peter Rowan & Tony Rice | Blue Highway | Uncle Earl | Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings | Crooked Still

Sunday, July 30
Earl Scruggs | Sam Bush Bluegrass Band | The Tim O’Brien Band | The Wilders | Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band | Blue Highway gospel set | Abigail Washburn

Single-day tickets, 3-day festival passes, and camping are all on sale now. And if you act quickly, there may still be a few spots left in the bass and dobro instrument classes or the mandolin building course at the RockyGrass Academy, July 23-27 in Lyons. It's the best week of bluegrass, anywhere.

800-624-2422 or www.bluegrass.com

Live Etown Taping with Tim O'Brien

Sunday, March 12, 7:00pm
Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

Tim O'Brien returns to etown with two new albums under his commodious musical belt, "Cornbread Nation" and "Fiddler's Green." The latter won Tim a 2006 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album.

This is an all ages show. Reserved and General Admission tickets are available from the Boulder Theater box office - www.bouldertheater.com or 303-786-7030.

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