Award-winning Traditional Bluegrass!

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
July 29, 2014

We are so humbled by the response we've received from reviewers all over the country of our new CD on Compass Records, "On Down the Line!" We spent a lot of time and effort on preparing the material for the new record and when the day comes that you put it out there for public consumption, you just hope that the world loves it. We are so proud of it, and are so thankful that others seem to be appreciating it, too!
Here are a couple more reviews that have come in over the last few days. We hope you'll read them, enjoy them, and maybe take a moment to thank the writers for their support of our band and bluegrass music in general.

Country Standard Time Review.

Our Musical Journey Review.

July 28, 2014

Journalist Daniel Mullins wrote a wonderful review on our new CD, "On Down the Line," for Bluegrass Today!
Read the complete article here.

July 17, 2014

Thanks to journalist Jewly Hight who interviewed Michael Cleveland for a feature story on CMT Edge. The article covers Michael's history in bluegrass as well as he and Flamekeeper's new CD, "On Down the Line" which releases on Tuesday, July 22nd. CMT Edge celebrates music without boundaries from artists on the fringe of country music, and serves as a digital hub for Concrete Country and Live @ CMT. Read the complete article here.

July 16, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that we have made the 2nd round in a 3-ballot process for the IBMA Awards! The band is currently a candidate for nomination in the following categories:
Entertainer of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year
Fiddle Performer of the Year - Michael Cleveland

If you happen to be a voting member of the IBMA, we would certainly appreciate your consideration when making your selections for the final nominees.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this video of our performance of "Orange Blossom Special!"

June 25, 2014

We have brand new music and we are thrilled to say it is officially available for pre-order now! "On Down the Line" is our new CD on Compass Records and features 14 tracks including the first single, "Fiddlin' Joe!". Copies will be sent out on July 22nd so grab your Pre-Order today!