WAMU’s Bluegrass Country History and Origins From 1967 through today, WAMU has been a proud supporter of bluegrass music and its culture, which has been part of the Washington region for many years. A large migration from Appalachia occurred during the 1940s, making Washington the capital of a blossoming bluegrass music scene. Bluegrass became a […]
And still more photos from Frank Baker at the August 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. One more yet to come.
With this post we introduce a new feature, which will appear sporadically at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As the situation […]
Randy Graham has announced the signing of The Crowe Brothers to his Graham Talent Group where he will provide exclusive representation for the band. Josh and Wayne Crowe have been playing and singing bluegrass together since 1975, when they hooked up with banjo legend Raymond Fairchild, […]
Larry Jefferson, a hero to bluegrass lovers in upstate South Carolina, passed away over the weekend in hospice case. He was 73 years of age. A mandolinist and tenor singer, Larry was memorably a member of Charlie Moore and the Dixie Partners in the 1970s, along with […]
Here’s a set of tunes guaranteed to get your blood pumping on a Monday morning. It’s Charm City Junction at this summer’s 2016 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, shot by Fred Robbins as part of his annual archiving of festival events. The guys break loose with a medley […]
Dennis Jones, popular North Carolina broadcaster and bluegrass personality, is feeling much better and recovering now at home after a brief hospitalization earlier this month. A bout with salmonella that would have been a mere inconvenience for most of us turned into a life-threatening situation owing […]
Nathan Stanley, grandson of the recently departed Dr. Ralph Stanley, has organized a special tribute tour in his honor. The show is being billed as A Tribute to my papaw, Dr. Ralph Stanley. The tour will begin in September, and run for several months. Nathan will […]
One of the finest banjo players of the 1960s and ’70s has left us. Vic Jordan passed away last night in Nashville. He was 77 years of age and had been seriously ill for some time. Vic’s prominence in bluegrass exploded when he joined Bill Monroe […]
This month’s Songwriter’s Back Story features the song, Around The Corner, written by Milan Miller and Thomm Jutz and recorded by banjo great, Terry Baucom and the Dukes of Drive. This is Baucom’s follow-up to the first single, The Rock, from the same project. The […]
Moonstruck Management has announced the signing of Sweetwater String Band to an exclusive booking and management deal. The California-based quartet plays a unique blend of acoustic folk tinged with bluegrass and old time roots, or as they describe it, “Cello Driven High Sierra Soulgrass.” The […]
Bluegrass sites we like
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.
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
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.
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.