In 2015, Hiroshima, Japan native Hiroshi Arakawa moved to Raleigh, NC to study English and learn bluegrass. A lifelong fan of the genre, he soon gained a following as a top notch string player. Unfortunately, 2 months ago a car crash took the life of his girlfriend and left him hospitalized and comatose. Having since woken, Arakawa is still… Continue reading A Banjos & Beer Benefit
Musicians scheduled to appear in concert at The ArtsCenter during the next ten months garnered ten nominations in the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards announced on August 14, according to ArtsCenter Executive Director Art Menius. Menius served as the original executive director of IBMA from November 1985 through the end of 1990. He received from… Continue reading ArtsCenter Concerts Schedule is Filled with IBMA Award Final Nominees!
Raleigh’s own 94.7 WQDR, which bills itself as “Today’s Best Country,” received a nod from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) for Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year. That recognition is thanks in no small part to the PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show, which has been on the air for almost 22 years sharing old and new bluegrass music with an estimated 85,000 listeners per week. Larry Nixon, one of the co-hosts of the program, also received recognition from SPBGMA with a nomination for Bluegrass DJ of the Year. Winners will be announced in early February at the SPBGMA’s 28th Annual National Convention at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
Two native North Carolinians perform in Raleigh with one of the most revered bluegrass guitar players in the world. Jason Moore (from Ruffin, N.C.) and Aaron Ramsey (from Morganton, N.C.) are members of the award winning group Mountain Heart, the band that will perform alongside guitar legend Tony Rice during a special concert at NC… Continue reading Tony Rice Teams Up with Mountain Heart for Raleigh Concert
PineCone’s 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series highlights musical traditions from around the world that have become a part of North Carolina’s own musical heritage. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 2 to PineCone members and Aug. 9 to the general public.