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Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
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!

June 18, 2014

Compass Records has released new music from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper today! "Fiddlin' Joe", written by Mark Brinkman is one of 14 tracks from the band's upcoming CD, On Down the Line, due for release on July 22nd. Enjoy this performance video of "Fiddlin' Joe!"

June 17, 2014

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper just wrapped up a fantastic weekend of shows in Kentucky. They performed on Friday at the Festival of the Bluegrass in Lexington and on Saturday for the Official Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Elizabethtown. Journalist Walter Tunis reviewed the Festival of the Bluegrass for The Musical Box
offering glowing remarks for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper's performance and included photos by Rich Copley. Read the complete review here