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And one last gallery of Wide Open Bluegrass images from Todd Powers.
If only it was always this easy… Brent Burke, reso-guitar man with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, had spent part of this summer researching vintage Dobros. He’s thinking about doing a solo album later this year, and wanted to record a couple of older reso classics […]
The past weekend at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, the Virginia State Bluegrass Championship Contest was hosted by the Virginia Folk Music Association. Prizes were awarded for bands, vocalists, and instrumentalists alike. Bragging rights for top band go to Josh Grigsby & County Line, from Virginia’s northern […]
Here’s a final gallery of images that Becky Johnson shared with us, taken over the last few days of the IBMA events in Raleigh, NC earlier this month. This gallery captures more of the activity away from the stages.
To help celebrate the IBMA Awards domination this year by The Earls of Leicester, the good folks at FreshGrass have posted this live music video of them performing the Flatt & Scruggs classic, Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down. The black and white videography is the […]
Mel Bay Publications has released a book of Irish harp music by Turlough O’Carolan, arranged for banjo and other stringed instruments. 20 O’Carolan Irish Classics was prepared by banjoist Tom Hanway, an American ex-pat now living in Ireland where he performs in both the three finger […]
This past weekend, a match made in bluegrass heaven was celebrated during a wedding ceremony for Jesse Marie Gregory and Nick Keen. The two talented young bluegrass artists were married on October 10. Jesse maintains her own band, Jesse Gregory & Faultline, and is a guitarist and bluegrass vocalist […]
The amateur bluegrass music scene is a part of our community that rarely sees the spotlight. Amateur pickers and singers work hard to hone their craft, and rejoice in opportunities to perform for other bluegrass lovers. Many have years of playing experience, and all are thankful […]
Train songs are a staple of bluegrass and other forms of traditional American music. From John Henry to In the Pines, from Orange Blossom Special to Blue Railroad Train, you can seldom attend a bluegrass show without hearing at least one song dedicated to the […]
Dobro wizard Rob Ickes has not one, not two, but three new instructional videos offered for sale from his web site. Each covers a specific aspect of his award-winning style, and is offered for $25. Volume 1 is titled Slower Tempo Songs and Backing Up a Vocalist. […]
Bluegrass sites we like
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.
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.
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.
IBMA: Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.
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.