Yesterday afternoon in Abingdon, VA, the The Crooked Road held a press conference at their Heartwood Center to announce the details of the 2017 Mountains of Music Homecoming. The Crooked Road is a public/private partnership between the state and local communities and businesses to boost tourism […]
The concept of bluegrass “success” is a subjective one, especially in a world where the majority of bluegrass professionals hold at least an off-season day job (for what it’s worth, this was once true of professional athletes, too). Last week, I suggested that you can […]
In March 2015 we reported on the charitable work that the Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band was doing. Recently we learned that they had collected over $10,000 in two years. That’s a remarkable achievement. Members of the 11-piece southern Arizona bluegrass band have been […]
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For this reviewer, the most anticipated album of 2016 has been this self-titled, debut project from Heidi & Ryan on Mountain Fever Records. It’s been on my mind since I first saw them perform live at the SPBGMA convention in Nashville this past winter, and […]
The nominees have been announced for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this morning, and our eyes quickly jumped to the all-important Best Bluegrass Album category. We understand there are others as well. And the nominees for Best Bluegrass Album are… Original Traditional – Blue Highway, Label: Rounder Records […]
Jeremy Stephens has announced that he will give up his position as guitarist and bass singer with The Chuck Wagon Gang at the end of this month. He has spent the last six years touring with the venerable Gospel group who have been performing under […]
Moonstruck Management has announced the signing of bluegrass parody act, The Cleverlys, to their talent roster. The group takes on the pose of a family band, led by a Digger Cleverly, Sr. who plays guitar and sings lead. When the group first emerged a few years […]
The School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley will begin offering a new Folk and Bluegrass Studies program starting in the Fall of 2017. This will be an instrumental concentration in the common bluegrass instruments for any UNC students in the music department. […]
Redhead Express is sharing their Christmas spirit this season with a music video of their arrangement of the classic, Away In A Manger. Featuring the four Walker sisters from Alaska, redheads all, the video captures their blending of the bluegrass instruments with the familiar sound […]
One of the most enjoyable and relaxing festivals I ever attended back in the 1980s was the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival near Brunswick in southern Maine. A perfectly bucolic setting, along a sandy beach on one of the area’s many tidal inlets, the event had been […]
Bluegrass sites we like
The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) is a California Non-Profit Corporation which was founded in 1975 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The CBA is dedicated to the furtherance of Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Music in California.
The Capital Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association (CABOMA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving and promoting bluegrass and old-time music by providing a consistent place in the D.C. area for members to jam, twice-monthly, rain or s
Since 2003, the DC Bluegrass Union has been a federally-recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Bluegrass music in the Washington DC and surrounding areas.
IBMA: Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.
Located in the RiverPark Center Complex in Owensboro, KY, this state-of-the-art facility displays the history of bluegrass music through interpretive exhibits, films, recordings, photographs, posters, costumes and instruments.
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.