Spring, 2016 shows now on sale!!! Lineup.

Hamilton Campus

Sam Baker /Gretchen Peters -Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The Steeldrivers -Saturday,April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Middletown Campus –

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anais Mitchell- Friday, March 18 at 7:30p.m.

Southern Troubadours in the Round -Paul Thorn, Ruthie Foster, and Joe Ely  – Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at by calling 513 529-3200 or 513 727-3412. Internet sales  at http://www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice (fees apply)

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Cashier’s Office on the Middletown Campus.

info: epsteihr@miamioh.edu

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Holly Williams and Heather Maloney tickets will be available at the Box Office at 6:30 p.m.

About 125 tickets are still available. Cash or check only.

This should be a great show!! See you there!

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Sharon Isbin tickets will be available at the door on Saturday, October 24th -Cash or Check only!

Don’t miss your chance to see Sharon in the intimate 450 seat Parrish Auditorium on the Hamilton Campus of Miami University. Only 14 rows and no BAD seats.

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Arlo Guthrie show is SOLD OUT!!! Thank you!!

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Update on Arlo Guthrie tickets for October 14th show in Middletown, Ohio

We hope to be able to put additional tickets on sale for this performance on Wednesday, October 14th. The number available will be determined by the needs of the band and the number of seats obstructed by production needs.

Thanks to all of you for your support for the first two shows of the season. Tickets are still available for all of the other shows including Sharon Isbin on October 24 and Holly Williams and Heather Maloney double bill on November 14th at Parrish Auditorium in Hamilton, Ohio. Call 513 529-3200 or 513 717-3412 to purchase your tickets.

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Washington Post Review calls Sharon Isbin “arguably today’s most prolific guitarist”. See her at Miami Hamilton on October 24th at 7:30 p.m

Sharon Isbin is arguably today’s most famous active guitarist, supremely competent and much honored and the subject of a recent documentary, “Sharon Isbin: Troubadour.” She offers an intense, elastic sound, resilient and nuanced and controlled and brought across in all its detail with the help of a microphone (necessary in orchestral performances with this instrument). She made a small odyssey out of Joaquin Rodrigo’s familiar “Concierto de Aranjuez,” which she last played with the NSO in 1997. Morlot damped down the ensemble but kept it springily responsive, making for some lovely juxtapositions in, for example, the second movement, when, after a long, introverted and focused solo, the orchestra surged gently in to support the crystalline plucks of finger on string. Isbin played an even more virtuosic encore, a waltz (Op. 8, No. 4) by the Paraguayan composer Agustín Barrios Mangore.

Tickets are still available at 513 529-3200 or 513 727-3412. Tickets will be available at the door the evening of her performance on October 24. Cash or check only!!

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The Beginnings of IBMA


The formation of the IBMA.

Originally posted on Art Menius:

1985: A Personal Memoir (written for International Bluegrass)

by Art Menius

How much it has accomplished in but ten years proves the remarkable thing about IBMA. Few industry organizations have filled out the original vision so fully in so short a time. So as our collective tenth birthday approaches, I’m taking the opportunity to recall how we came about. I decided not to look up a lot of materials to compose a pseudo-academic piece, but just to recall things off the top of my head in a very personal manner.

In 1985 I was trying to piece together a living in bluegrass writing for the Raleigh News & Observer, Bluegrass Unlimited, and Country News, working for the Linear Group, producers of “Fire on the Mountain” and the radio strip “The Liberty Flyer,” and renting out two rooms in my house. After two years of this, I realized…

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There a still a few tickets available for tonight’s Earls of Leicester show.

You can purchase them at the Box Office in the Shriver Center by calling 513 529-3200 or at http://www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice

Any remaining tickets will be available at the Dave Finkelman Auditorium Box Office at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for all future Miami Regional Artist Series shows will be available as well.

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Holly Williams added to November 14th, 2015 show at Miami University Hamilton

We are pleased that Holly Williams has agreed to perform for the Miami Hamilton Artist Series as a replacement for Joe Pug. Heather Maloney remains on the bill. This should be a great double bill and there will be no change in tickets prices.

Hailing from one of the most famous lineages in American music would surely create challenges for most artists to create their own identity, but not for singer-songwriter Holly Williams. The granddaughter/daughter of Hank Williams, Sr. & Hank Williams, Jr. respectfully, makes her independence evident on her third studio album – The Highway – released on her own imprint, Georgiana Records, in 2013. Co-produced by Williams and Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars), The Highway contains 11 original tracks written or co-written by Williams and features guest vocals from Jackson Browne (“Gone Away From Me”), Jakob Dylan (“Without You”), Dierks Bentley (“’Til It Runs Dry”) and Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow (“Waiting On June”).

Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Williams embraced music by playing songs on the guitar and writing songs as a teenager. Soon after, she started booking herself in nightclubs and hit the road driving her mother’s suburban across the country. In 2004, her debut album, The Ones We Never Knew, was released and she soon expanded her touring around the world opening for Keith Urban, John Hiatt, and John Prine. A near-fatal car accident with her sister Hilary two years later left the emerging songstress unsure if she would be able to play the guitar, but she was able to overcome her injuries and began playing and writing songs. In 2009 she released her follow up album, Here With Me. People Magazine declared the album, “One of the Top 10 albums of the year”, and Billboard said it was “…one of the best singer/songwriter albums to come out of Nashville”. During this same time she married fellow musician Chris Coleman, and launched a high-end women’s boutique in Nashville called H Audrey. Reflecting back on her life, Williams once again became inspired to write and record another album.

The Highway, she says, is her coming of age record. “These songs really brought a focus into my life personally. I turned 30, I got married, my grandparents passed away, I opened a clothing store, my husband tours the world…there’s a lot to keep up with,” says Williams. “But the highway came calling and I suddenly had this serious longing for the road, storytelling, and sharing the life I live.” Williams collaborated with songwriters Lori McKenna (“Without You”), Cary Barlowe (“’Til It Runs Dry”), Sarah Buxton (“A Good Man”) and even penned 3 of the albums tracks with her husband Chris. She brought the album’s title to life by doing over 100 headlining shows, then joining one of her favorite artists, Jason Isbell, on tour and later continuing to trek the world on her own. She released 3 videos for “Drinkin”, “The Highway”, and lastly “Waiting on June”-the most popular song on the album written about her maternal grandparents, documenting their long and bittersweet love story. Holly opened White’s Mercantile recently, and launched her online business whitesmercantile.com where she sells all of her favorite things that she had found while out on the highway. She calls it a “general store for the modern-day tastemaker”. She also welcomed a baby girl named Stella June into this world on September 30, 2014. She has been spending time at home with her family and writing for her upcoming project, to be recorded in late summer 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUH8VszQun8 Link to Waiting on June (From The Highway album by Holly Williams)

Tickets are available by calling 513 529-3200 or online at http://www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice  tickets may also be purchased at the Miami University Middletown Cashiers Office (513 727-3412)

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