The award-winning sextet, The Earls of Leicester, is set to release an album titled Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Recorded during two nights, the 23-song set, features 14 new performances, and fan favorites from their two previous studio albums. The release date is September 28th, 2018.
The Earls of Leicester includes Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Barry Bales, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, and Jeff White.The ensemble’s previous albums include Earls Of Leicester (ganador del Grammy al mejor album de bluegrass) and Rattle & Roar.
The winners of the International Bluegrass Music Awards, hosted by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, were announced yesterday evening, September 28, 2017. The Earls of Leicester won the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” for the third year in a row. Awards were also presented to many first time recipients, including Molly Tuttle, the first female to win “Guitar Player of the Year.”
The award ceremony took place at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Awards were voted on by the professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).
The recipients of the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards are listed below:
Entertainer Of The Year:
The Earls of Leicester
Vocal Group Of The Year:
Instrumental Group Of The Year:
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Song Of The Year:
“I Am A Drifter” – Volume Five (artist), Donna Ulisse/Marc Rossi (writers)
Album Of The Year:
Mountain Voodoo – Balsam Range (artist), Balsam Range (producer), Mountain Home Records (label)
Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year (tie):
“I Found a Church Today” – The Gibson Brothers (artist), Eric Gibson/Leigh Gibson (writers), In The Ground (album), Eric Gibson, Leigh Gibson, and Mike Barber (producers), Rounder Records (label)
“Sacred Memories” – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White Skaggs (artist), Dolly Parton (writer), Sacred Memories (album), Joe Mullins (producer), Rebel Records (label)
Instrumental Recorded Performance:
“Fiddler’s Dream” – Michael Cleveland (artist), Arthur Smith (writer), Fiddler’s Dream (album), Jeff White and Michael Cleveland (producers), Compass Records (label)
Emerging Artist Of The Year:
Recorded Event Of The Year:
“I’ve Gotta Get a Message To You” – Bobby Osborne with Sierra Hull, Alison Brown, Rob Ickes, Stuart Duncan, Trey Hensley, Todd Phillips, Kenny Malone, Claire Lynch, and Bryan McDowell (artists), Original (album), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)
Female Vocalist Of The Year:
Male Vocalist Of The Year:
Banjo Player Of The Year:
Bass Player Of The Year:
Dobro Player Of The Year:
Fiddle Player Of The Year:
Guitar Player Of The Year:
Mandolin Player of the Year:
Previously announced inductees into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame – pioneering bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, master fiddler Bobby Hicks, and Roland White, whose impressive career includes contributions to several seminal bands – were honored at the show.
At the Special Awards Luncheon held earlier in the day, the recipients of the following awards were also announced:
The previously announced 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients – Norman Blake, Bluegrass Today, Louisa Branscomb, Fletcher Bright, and Silver Dollar City – were also honored at September 28th’s luncheon.
Duke Performances revealed the world music programming (under the category International) for the 2016/2017 season. The world music shows include sitar maestra Anoushka Shankar with a six-piece Indian classical ensemble playing an evening of Indian music in tribute to her father, Ravi Shankar.
Celebrated tabla performer Zakir Hussain will return to Duke University with fifth-generation sitar player Niladri Kumar to perform Indian classical music.
Rising world music act DakhaBrakha (Ukraine) will play their live score for Earth, a 1930 silent classic film of Soviet cinema by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko.
American dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas will perform classic bluegrass with his all-star group The Earls of Leicester. The group honors Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs of the Foggy Mountain Boys.
Zakir Hussain, tabla & Niladri Kumar, sitar
Saturday, October 8 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester featuring Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman & Barry Bales
Saturday, February 18 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Home: A Tribute to Ravi Shankar
Friday, April 7 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Dovzhenko’s Earth: Film + Live Score
Friday, April 14 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)