Joe Mullins and Junior Sisk had a pile of fun at the photo shoot for the Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! CD. The location was the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival in Denton, NC and the photographer was Bill Lusk. Bill has a great blog and shared some behind the scenes photos and also a short video titled "How To Have Fun At Work."
We thought it would be fun to share this photo, that didn't make the record, for a "Caption This" contest. Follow this link to post your caption to the photo. Whichever "caption" gets the most "likes" on Facebook will win a Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! CD autographed by both Joe and Junior, and 2 tickets to the March 2014 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival where you'll have the chance to see Joe and Junior put on a show together!
The contest will run through December 15th, so head over and post your caption or cast a vote for your favorite now!
Thanks to Chuck Dauphin with Billboard's "The 615" for writing this great article about Joe & Junior's Hall of Fame Bluegrass! You can even stream the new album while you read the article. Be sure to check it out here.
Billboard -- Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins Team Up for 'Hall of Fame Bluegrass'
Be sure to tune in this week to SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction for a special Track By Track with Kyle Cantrell on Wednesday, November 27th at 11am ET. The show features an interview with both Joe and Junior Sisk and a virtual bluegrass history lesson as Kyle plays their new CD, Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! The show will rebroadcast on Saturday, November 30th at 8AM ET and Sunday, December 1st at 11am ET.
The Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington, OH was a hotbed of award-winning bluegrass talent for two full days Friday and Saturday, November 8th and 9th. This biannual acoustic music event that occurs each March and November is a homecoming of nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians and music fans at one of Ohio's most comfortable convention centers. Last weekend’s show included performances by Bluegrass Hall of Fame members and today’s top artists.
One of the weekend’s many highlights benefitted the International Bluegrass Music Museum located in Owensboro, Kentucky. Host band Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers and their official supply sponsor Janet Davis Acoustic Music offered a special Martin Guitar Raffle. The Thompson family, owners of Janet Davis Acoustic Music, donated a Martin guitar valued at over $1,800. Raffle ticket sales for the guitar were extremely successful and generated enough funds to make a $2,500 donation to the IBMM. Ed Gotway from Missouri was the lucky winner and was awarded his Martin SWDGT guitar on Saturday night before the close of the festival.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum, houses The International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. “2013 marks our tenth anniversary of producing this festival and we were grateful to have Hall of Fame members Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe, and Paul Williams performing. Working on a project to benefit the IBMM was a natural fit. The support from the bluegrass community and from our supply sponsor, Janet Davis Acoustic Music, will have lasting benefits as we assist the IBMM in meeting their fundraising goals so that we can continue to honor and preserve the rich history of the music we love,” states festival producer and musician, Joe Mullins.
The IBMM, the only full-scale bluegrass music museum in the world, is working to raise $10,000,000 in order to move into a new state-of-the-art bluegrass center along the Ohio River. The new facility will include additional exhibit space, a 1,000-seat concert hall, an outdoor concert area for 2,000, a restaurant, an expansive gift shop, an international hall, a research library, teaching rooms, and more. “We owe it to the terrific bluegrass musicians, now living or gone on, to preserve their great legacy in the manner and style that is befitting their talent and creativity,” states IBMM Executive Director, Gabrielle Gray.
Media sponsorship for the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival was provided by Classic Country Radio, WBZI AM 1500 and FM100.3, WKFI AM 1090 and WEDI AM 1130, with additional sponsorship support provided by Cohen Recycling, Jeff Wyler Springfield Chevrolet, Janet Davis Acoustic Music, Deering Banjos, and GHS Strings. For additional information, please visit www.somusicfest.com or www.radioramblers.com.
Congratulations to the winners of our SOIMF Photo Contest! It was VERY close.
1st Place - Don Adams (123 collective votes)
2nd Place - DeAnna Alley - 122 collective votes
3rd Place - James Thoms - 43 collective votes
Congrats to the winners, and thanks to all who participated! We were blown away with everyone's creativity.
Hope to see everyone at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival this weekend in Wilmington, OH!
Go to somusicfest.com for more details.
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