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Thanks to DC Bluegrass Union for keeping our official Calendar of Events. It’s your best source for info on live Bluegrass Music within a 50-mile radius of D.C.

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  • Po’ Ramblin’ Boys on Best of Bluegrass

    Po' Ramblin' Boys in the studio with Bob Mitchell at Best of BluegrassIn 2015, it took the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys 10 days to perform in 5 European countries, but on May 15, 2016, the red hot Boys made a stop in Louisville, KY and found a way to be in two places at the same time. Actually, it was […]

  • New album coming from Rob & Trey

    country_blues_thCompass Records has announced a July 8 release date for The Country Blues, the sophomore project from Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. Their unique sound is based on Rob’s stunning mastery of the reso-guitar and Trey’s soulful country/bluegrass singing and flatpicking guitar. Their act started as […]

  • Railroaders to Southern Belle

    railroaders_thSouthern Belle Booking has announced the signing of The Railroaders to the agency for exclusive representation. This is the new group recently formed with Shayne Bartley, Darren Beachley, Greg Luck, and David Carroll. They join Southern Belle artists Nathan Stanley, Bobby Osborne, Carolina Blue, and […]

  • KazCamp 2016 photos from Japan

    kazcamp_thKaz Inaba sent along this brief report with photos from his annual KazCamp, a premiere annual event for bluegrass fans in Japan. I’d like to report that the 5th annual Kazuhiro Inaba Bluegrass Camp (KazCamp) was held successfully in Minoh, Osaka on May 21 – 22, […]

  • Darned If I Don’t, Danged If I Do with Lorraine and Marty

    marty_thLorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have released another music video from their Country Grass CD, this time with bluegrass and country star Marty Raybon in tow. It’s one of the most fun songs on the record, a grassy remake of Darned If I Don’t, Danged […]

  • Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp launches this year

    bibey_thThe 1st Annual Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp has been scheduled for later this summer, held in conjunction with the Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Surfside Beach, SC. Joining Alan on the faculty will be Danny Roberts from The Grascals, and Gary Brown, Bibey’s cousin and […]

  • Radio Ramblers safe at home

    ramblers_thThis post is a contribution from popular bluegrass artist and radio man, Joe Mullins. He and The Radio Ramblers are celebrating 10 years together with their very first tour of England and Switzerland this week. Joe has has been sending photos and stories while they were away, and this […]

  • Long I Ride from Special C

    long_i_ride_thSpecial Consensus has a long and storied history in bluegrass music. The Chicago-based outfit, headed by founding banjoist Greg Cahill, has been recording and touring worldwide for 41 years. We spoke recently with Greg about the band, and their new album, Long I Ride, due […]

  • Poor Boy’s Pleasure from Junior Sisk this weekend

    poor_boys_thThis coming weekend at the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in Floyd, VA Junior Sisk will officially release his first album for Mountain Fever Records, Poor Boy’s Pleasure. Fans will be able to purchase a copy at the festival, where Junior and Rambler’s Choice […]

  • Writes a great hook, and can stay back on the change up

    jones_thBack in the days when I served on the IBMA Board, as I think I’d mentioned in a previous column, it was a simpler and less stressful time, a time before social media and the clip-on tuner. I also pointed out that my biggest accomplishment […]

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