Award-winning Traditional Bluegrass!
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are proud to announce they are the newest endorsers of String Swing - Guitar Hangers and Instrument Displays. The band took a tour of the Wisconsin-based facility recently and visited with owners Paul Thieman and Anne Tainter who presented the band with products to showcase their instruments on stage and at home. For more than 25 years, String Swing has been crafting the best musical-instrument hangers and display systems available and has become a successful, family-run business. Their products are manufactured in Wisconsin, where they started, and are guaranteed for life!
Photographed here are Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper band members Nathan Livers, Tyler Griffith, and Josh Richards with Anne Tainter.
Spring is right around the corner and Summer won't be far behind so there's no better time than right now to prepare for the warmer weather with a brand new Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper T-Shirt! The new shirt sports the official band logo on the front and the band's website on the back. They are navy in color and are available in sizes Small through 3XL! Order Yours Today!
Michael Cleveland was awarded Fiddle Player of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) during their awards ceremony on Sunday, February 2nd. The event is held annually in Nashville, TN as part of a 4-day convention and festival. Upon learning of his win, Cleveland said, "I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for the support and encouragement that you have shown the band and I! It would not be possible to do what we do without you all! Also, thanks to Alison Brown and Garry West of Compass Records, Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment and Kimberly Williams of East Public Relations. Thanks to all the guys in Flamekeeper for all of the time, energy and hard work that they all put in to playing great music! Josh, Nathan, Glenn and Tyler, you guys are the best!"
Cleveland and his band, Flamekeeper performed on Friday and Saturday to a packed house and spent a good amount of time in the hallways jamming with fellow musicians.
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are pleased to announce they have exceeded their goal of 5000 Facebook Fans as a result of their "Locks For Likes" contest. The band launched the contest in 2013 with the promise of a special Flamekeeper Prize Package to one lucky winner, and a haircut for Flamekeeper mandolin player, Nathan Livers, who would donate his hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss.
The winner of the Flamekeeper Prize Package was determined through a random drawing from the 5000 fans on the band's Facebook page. Terry Williams of Lantana, Texas, has been announced as the winner and has been awarded a prize package that includes two complimentary tickets to one of the band's concerts, a meet & greet and private jam session with the band and the opportunity to perform a song live with the band during the show.
This past weekend, Cleveland and his father, John Cleveland, Livers and his wife Steffani, and fellow Flamekeeper bandmate Josh Richards, travelled to Warrens On Route 60, a local barber shop, for the official cutting of Nathan's hair which was captured on video.
The response to the "Locks For Likes" contest has been so encouraging, that Nathan Livers made an impromptu statement to do it all over again when they reach 10,000 "likes" on their Facebook page. In addition to video, photos of the hair-cutting event were also captured and have been posted to the band's Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/mcflamekeeper.