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IBMA’s Bluegrass Ramble is on the way

The International Bluegrass Music Association has its first major piece of news for 2016’s World of Bluegrass, the 30 acts playing the “Bluegrass Ramble” nightclub shows.

The Bluegrass Ramble list is below, including four acts from North Carolina (three of which are from Asheville). Also of note are acts from the United Kingdom and Italy.

This is year four of IBMA in Raleigh with World of Bluegrass, set for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. Ramble venues include Lincoln Theatre, Kings, Architect Bar, Long View Vintage Church and Pour House.

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10 String Symphony – Nashville

Annie Lou – Parksville, B.C., Canada

Bill and the Belles – Johnson City, Tenn.

Cardboard Fox – Bath, Somerset, U.K.

Carolina Blue – Pisgah Forest

Hackensaw Boys – Washington, D.C.

Hannah Shira Naiman – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

High Plains Jamboree – Austin, Tx.

Hot Buttered Rum – San Geronimo, Calif.

J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band) – Nashville

Jenni Lyn – Nashville

Joe K. Walsh – Portland, Maine

Kaia Kater – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Missy Raines & the New Hip – Nashville

Molly Tuttle Band – Nashville

Old Salt Union – Belleville, Il.

Red Wine – Rapallo, Italy

Run Boy Run – Tucson, Ariz.

Steep Ravine – Watsonville, Calif.

Tellico – Asheville

The Andrew Collins Trio – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Honey Dewdrops – Baltimore

The Lil’ Smokies – Denver

The Loose Strings Band – Galax, Va.

The Unseen Strangers – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tim Carter & Bang Bang – Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Town Mountain – Asheville

Trout Steak Revival – Denver

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike – Bell Buckle, Tenn.

Zoe & Cloyd – Asheville

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi