Award-winning Traditional Bluegrass!

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
August 15, 2014

Michael Cleveland, the International Bluegrass Music Association's 9-Time Fiddle Performer of the Year, is once again nominated for this prestigious award! The IBMA Awards nominees were announced on Wednesday, August 13th during a press conference held at Music City Roots at The Factory. In addition to being nominated for "Fiddle Performer," Mike is nominated in 2 additional categories for his work with other artists:

"Instrumental Recorded Performance" for “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” - Special Consensus with Buddy Spicher, Michael Cleveland and Alison Brown, from Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver, written by John Martin Sommers, Compass Records

"Recorded Event" for “Keepin’ It Between the Lines (Old School)” - Peter Rowan with Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Del McCoury, Michael Cleveland and Alan Bartram, produced by Alison Brown, Compass Records

The IBMA Awards will take place in Raleigh, NC on October 2nd. Visits www.IBMA.org for more information!

August 15, 2014

We had a wonderful return visit to the Grand Ole Opry in July to promote our new CD, "On Down the Line." Glenn Gibson put this video montage together that captures the magic of the historic Grand Ole Opry. We hope you enjoy it!

August 12, 2014

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper's recent performance for the very popular Music City Roots last week is being deemed as a huge success by fans and reviewers alike. Craig Havighurst, MCR's co-host and blogger, reviewed the band's performance and stated, "In a large room with an attentive audience, it takes a special kind of assurance and purpose to stand alone on stage and make music, even with six strings and a voice. But how about four strings and a bow? The violin/fiddle has been renowned for centuries as a vocal, emotional instrument. But that doesn’t make it easy. So we were all struck this Wednesday when Michael Cleveland’s ensemble retreated from the stage at the mid point of the set and left the fiddler/bandleader by himself to play the traditional tune 'Jack O’ Diamonds.'
Read The Complete Review Here!
Watch The Complete Show Here!

August 4, 2014

Tuesday, August 5th - 7:00pm CT
Hippie Radio 94.5 - Nashville, Tennessee
Listen Live!

Wednesday, August 6th - 7:00pm CT
Music City Roots - Live from The Factory
230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN
Purchase Tickets
Watch The Livestream!

Wednesday, August 6th - 12:00 midnight CT
WSM All Nighter with Marcia Campbell
WSM 650AM
Listen Live!

Thursday, August 7th - 9:00pm CT
The Station Inn - CD Release Concert
The Station Inn - CD Release Concert
402 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
Door: $12

Friday, August 8th - 7:00pm ET
Jim Porter's - CD Release Concert
Opening Band: Adam and Aaron Bibelhauser
2345 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY
Tickets: $10 advance/$12 door
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July 31, 2014

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country presents a live radio broadcast featuring performances from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper with special guests Circa Blue TONIGHT!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm ET

Tune In at www.BluegrassCountry.org!