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Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
November 20, 2014

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are featured in the December issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine! In addition to a fantastic article by Derek Halsey, the band is also on the cover. The magazine is available now - check it out at!
In addition, the magazine reviewed the band's new CD, "On Down the Line" in their November issue. Read the complete review here:

November 14, 2014

"Fiddlin' Joe," the first single from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper's new CD, "On Down the Line" is topping charts! It is #1 for November's SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Tracks chart and #1 on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Songs chart for November 14th. We hope you enjoy this video of the band performing the song live!

November 14, 2014

By Chuck Dauphin

The critics are raving about On Down the Line, the latest Compass disc from bluegrass heavy-hitters Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.

The leader of the band says they are humbled by the kind words the project has received. "It's been really great to have it out," he tells Billboard. "We've gotten a lot of great response to it, and a lot of great reviews. There's a lot of great original material, and we're getting a lot of airplay, so it's been really awesome."

Cleveland tells Billboard that Flamekeeper (consisting of banjo player Glenn Gibson, Nathan Livers on the mandolin, bass player Tyler Griffith and guitarist Joshua Richards) is a blast to play with on stage. "We have such a great band. With this album, I think we're establishing our own sound, which I think is something we've been working really hard at it." Having such talented players around helps him to relax and focus on the task at hand. "You don't have to worry about it. It's there. All you have to worry about is you." Read the complete article here!

October 8, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014
WDVX Blue Plate Special
12:00noon - 1:00pm ET

Be part of the LIVE audience:
Knoxville Visitor Center
301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN
Free Admission

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September 29, 2014

We'll be spending all week in Raleigh, NC for the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival! Here's a complete schedule of our public appearances. We hope you'll join us!