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 […]
The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival is taking place this week at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in 2000. All […]
Rebel Records has released a debut single ahead of their first, self-titled album for The Price Sisters, identical twins from Ohio who specialize in the music of Bill Monroe. Lauren and Leanna Price are students in the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, where […]
Don’t get excited… nobody’s moving anywhere. It’s just the latest live video from Flatt Lonesome, doing their modernized version of the Flatt & Scruggs jewel, I’m Gonna Settle Down, at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC. This marks the third such video from their […]
The Marshall Bluegrass Festival held on the Calhoun County Fairground in Marshall, Michigan was kicked off Thursday by Wickle Creek. They were followed by Heart to Heart, a longtime favorite of West Michigan bluegrass fans. Then host band, Harbourtown, took the stage for the first […]
Sunday at Grey Fox 2016 continues to have some top quality bands on the stage and the regular morning mediation and yoga classes, but it is also well known for its focus on ensuring a strong continuation of bluegrass music and traditions to the next […]
The 2016 Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) festival kicked off on Wednesday, July 19th at the Hoover Y Park in Columbus, OH. Darrel and Phyllis Adkins’ annual event is held in memory of their daughter, Mandy Adkins, who passed away from an inoperable brain tumor […]
One of the great pleasures of age is the experience of having watched life unfold around you, both your own and those of younger people you have encountered along the way. I can recall Mark O’Connor when he was a gangly teenager winning fiddle contests as […]
There are many traditional songs that are beloved in bluegrass circles; songs that can be heard at every jam session from Telluride to Galax. For their debut album, new duo Lambert & Walz has picked out seven favorites from the public domain, added in two […]
Saturday was full of options and activities for all ages. The family tent had music shows, puppet shows, face painting, and activities for kids. There were dance workshops, called dances (squares, contras, etc), and plenty of bands to dance in whatever what one desired at […]
Jazz banjo pioneer Ryan Cavanaugh has a new album coming out later this year with guitarist C Lanzbom. Titled Every Note the Heart Can Play, it features original compositions by the two noted instrumentalists, engineered and mixed by Lanzbom at his Sherwood Ridge Studio just outside New […]
Bluegrass sites we like
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 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.
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.