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New York Times features 2015 Bluegrass Underground Artist

New York Times – Press Play features, Robert Earl Keen, Happy Prisoner

Roberts Earl Keen - Happy Prisoner

Happy Prisoner

Robert Earl Keen is one of many amazing artists scheduled to perform live from the Volcano Room during Bluegrass Underground Season 5 PBS filming.

Keen’s new album, “Happy Prisoner,” finds itself featured in the New York Times Press Play, just days before the album is released on February 10, 2015.

As described by the New York Times, Press Play is,

“The place where New York Times debuts noteworthy new music.”

Each week you’ll find brand, exclusive music available to stream online ahead of the album’s release. The album, “Happy Prisoner,” features duets with Lyle Lovett and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks and showcases both new and old bluegrass standards.

Keen is one example of many, high-caliber artists that perform in the Volcano Room each season. Take a look at some of the other artists scheduled for Season 5 below and be sure to check back often for the latest news and concert information.

Other artists featured during Season 5 Bluegrass Underground PBS filming include:

More information –

Robert Earl Keen
New York Times Press Play
Bluegrass Underground


4 Emmys awarded to Bluegrass Underground at Cumberland Caverns

Bluegrass Underground LIVE from the Volcano Room awarded 4 Emmys

Bluegrass Underground Wins 4 Emmys

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Recently nominated for 4 Emmys in the categories of Audio, Lighting, Technical Achievement and Entertainment, Bluegrass Underground at Cumberland Caverns took home all 4 Emmy® Awards for which they were nominated. The nominations and wins were awarded for the Season 3 PBS filming which takes place each year in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns.

Included in their Emmy® Award winning submission was Bluegrass Artist, Andrew Bird’s concert live from the Volcano Room in Cumberland Caverns.

  • Watch the 29th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards presentation here.
  • See the 2015 artist lineup here

Visit the official Bluegrass Underground website here for more information and related merchandise.