Email from the mountains…

I received this the other day and decided to just go ahead and post it in it’s entirety…

Hey Gary,

This is Daniel Massoglia, and I’m working on a congressional campaign in North Carolina’s fifth district, which includes those mountains that you dream about. There is a bluegrass event in Asheville that we’re trying to publicize, and I’d love to see it up on your mountaindreams blog. I’ve written up a short description, which is below, but basically it’s a meet and greet with T Bone Burnett in conjunction with the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss concert. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me back or call me at 336 499 4140 Just so you know, the link at the bottom of the release is a link to an image of an email address and should be embedded as an image in the post to avoid his email getting poached by spam web crawlers.

In just a few short weeks, there’s an amazing music opportunity coming to Asheville. As some of you are probably aware, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, and T Bone Burnett are performing June 14th as part of their Raising Sand concert tour. With over twenty Grammys and a platinum album to boast of, these performers are selling out venues across the country, and tickets for the Asheville event are going fast. What’s more, in a special offer, T Bone Burnett is hosting a special meet and greet prior to the concert at the Biltmore Doubletree Hotel. This event is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk with a Grammy Award winning music legend who has worked with countless artists, including Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, and Counting Crows as well as film stars like Reece Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix. A pair of tickets to this event is available at the special price of $250 in the form of a donation to the congressional campaign of Roy Carter, who also will be available at the reception. Only 100 of these tickets are available, so visit www.roycarterforcongress.com quickly to reserve yours. Also available is are ten limited edition packages that pair access to T Bone’s reception with special, artist provided tickets to the concert. For information about the special VIP offer, which runs $2300, contact John Rhineburger at . These packages provide unique opportunities to experience bluegrass music unlike ever before.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Daniel Massoglia

Deputy Finance Director

Roy Carter For Congress

336 499 4140

So if you are interested in meeting a few interesting people or just making a change in the political climate this year and happen to be in the Asheville area on June 14th take a run over to the gig and let me know how it turned out…If anyone should get the chance, I would love a couple of autographs since I’m a big Alison Krauss fan and I love the CD (bought it pre-release).

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Podcast Appalachia: Podcast Appalachia: "Appalachian Music"

Another source of information for this months Bluegrass celibration…

You’re listening to Podcast Appalachia. I’m John Norris Brown.
Today’s episode is based on a suggestion I received from a listener known as the Vol Abroad, who maintains an interesting blog about her life in England at thevolabroad.blogspot.com. She requested an episode on Appalachian music, and the influence it has had on various genres. Well, I hope you enjoy this episode!

Podcast Appalachia: Podcast Appalachia: “Appalachian Music”

The Greencards

A group I fell in love with a couple of years ago…Have a listen. Go check out their web page…

Happy Birthday NC Mountain Dreams

It was two years ago today that I posted the first on this site.

It’s been a long and a short two years…I can hardly wait to see what the next two will be like.

Happy World Bluegrass Month

May is the World Bluegrass Month.

Check out the Bluegrass Preservation Society and get your Bluegrass fix on a regular basis…

BPS Radio
Sun, 03 May 2008 9:30:00 -0500
Bluegrass Preservation Society Radio Show #180
Howdy friends and neighbors. Me and Buster have got a great show for you this week. We’ve got John Douglas and the West Virginia Travelers for the whole show. They sing such great old songs like 9 Pound Hammer and Don’t Say Goodbye and Why Don’t You Tell Me So. It’s good stuff folks, so come on in and enjoy!
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Sun, 27 Apr 2008 9:30:00 -0500
Bluegrass Preservation Society Radio Show #179
Howdy friends and neighbors and welcome to this weeks show. We’ve got more of Half Bad Bluegrass and The Matheneys for your listening pleasure. The Classic this week is Lester and Earl doing The Big Black Train. Come on in and enjoy!
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Sun, 20 Apr 2008 9:30:00 -0500
Bluegrass Preservation Society Radio Show #178
Howdy folks. Me and Buster have got a great show for you this week. We’ve got The Matheneys and Half Bad Bluegrass, and folks, they ain’t half bad! Come on in and enjoy yourselves!
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Charlotte Observer | 04/30/2008 | New, green gem by Blue Ridge Parkway

Charlotte Observer | 04/30/2008 | New, green gem by Blue Ridge Parkway

VISITORS CENTER NEAR ASHEVILLE

New, green gem by Blue Ridge Parkway

RICHARD MASCHAL
rmaschal@charlotteobserver.com

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center

VICKI DAMERON

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center.

ASHEVILLE —

Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and you see them from the road, the cabins, barns and sheds distinctive to southern Appalachian Mountains.

Drawing on such local features — sheltering overhangs, peaked roofs, wooden trusses — architects charged with designing a new visitors center for the parkway came up with a large, open structure that seems at home in the mountains.

Charlotte Observer | 04/30/2008 | New, green gem by Blue Ridge Parkway