Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line perform “Barn Dance” in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in Washington, DC. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is now on air at 93.5 FM in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country now reaches a potential audience of 2.4 million listeners via analog radio in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Boston’s Chasing Blue has released a new music video for Come To Me, the opening track from their current EP, Low Valley. The song is a variation on the theme of, “He may not be Mr. Right, but he’s Mr. Right Now.” It features their [...]
We heard this week from Kaz Inaba, who shared some photos and a few words about a show this week in Tokyo where he welcomed famed Maryland-based fiddler Jon Glik to the stage. “A few days ago, on May 14, my band, Kazuhiro Inaba & [...]
Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with information about the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival this weekend, and a quick guitar lesson. And don’t forget our Ugly Mandolin contest… Ugly Mandolin May will continue until the end of the month. We’re not mocking anyone or anything; we just [...]
Rural Rhythm Records is launching a new series of classic bluegrass reissues for online download which they are calling Rural Roots Digital. The first two re-releases include timeless albums from Red Smiley and The Bluegrass Cutups, and fiddler Curly Fox. When Sam Pasamano purchased Rural [...]
Nechville Musical Products has debuted a new Diamond Joe banjo, customized as a signature model for Sonny Smith. Sonny, along with his guitar-picking brother Kenny, has been playing bluegrass music since he was a child. Both were entering – and winning – instrumental competitions by [...]
In advance of this month’s release of This World Oft Can Be from Della Mae, Rounder has produced a music video for the lead single, Empire. It’s a song written and sung by the Dellas’ rhythm guitarist and vocalist Celia Woodsmith, supported by bandmates Kimber Ludiker [...]
John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, is to receive the 2013 Charlie Poole Lifetime Achievement Award. Banjo player McEuen, who is scheduled to top the bill at the 18th Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival, is to receive the award at [...]
Last night in Nashville, Mark Newton & Steve Thomas held a CD release party at the Swinging Doors Saloon, which also served as the premiere of their music video for Old McDonald Sold The Farm. The guys have graciously allowed us to offer the online premiere [...]
One last MerleFest 2013 gallery from Andy Garrigue, who also shared these comments. Heavy numbers poured in Sunday to see The Avett Brothers close down Merlefest 2013, despite the calls for rain throughout the day, and their late afternoon set was alternately passionately energetic, to [...]
Signature Sounds has released a preview video for Wide Awake, their upcoming 7-track CD from Joy Kills Sorrow. The Boston-based band specializes in original music that flirts with the line between modern bluegrass and contemporary indie-pop. Emma Beaton fronts the group and sings lead with [...]
Bluegrass sites we like
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.
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.
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.