Aust Bluegrass News


2015 Forrest Jamcamp

Organisers of the Forrest Jamcamp have announced dates for their 2015 camp. Sat 16th to Mon 18th May. Nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, … [Read More...]

The Pigs

The Pigs’ Home Brew

Unashamed bluegrass sinners, The Pigs have taken it upon themselves to reinterpret a formidable collection of Australian pop songs on their new album … [Read More...]

2015 Manjimup Jamcamp

2015 Manjimup Jamcamp

The Warren Arts Council have announced that enrolments for their 2nd jam camp are now open.  Jamcamps Australia has posted details of the enrolment … [Read More...]

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New CD Releases

Lorraine Jordan & Jim Ed Brown

Carolina Road – Country Grass

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are putting the final touches on their forthcoming album, Country Grass, which will feature collaborations with many Country music hit-makers including T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Lynn Anderson, Eddy … [Read More...]


Daren and Brooke Aldridge – Snapshots

Mountain Home Music recording artists, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, announce the February 17 release of their new album, Snapshots. Snapshots, captures moments in time with the kind of intimacy that has become the hallmark of The Darin & Brooke … [Read More...]

Snyder Family Band

Snyder Family Band – Wherever I Wander

Traditional music is always changing like a mighty river fed by water from many sources. The change is constant and fed by innovation. Often stirring up the waters are young players like Samantha and Zeb of The Snyder Family Band. The startlingly … [Read More...]

Cody Shuler

Cody Shuler Solo Album

Rural Rhythm Records and Cody Shuler have enjoyed a successful association since 2008 when the Dove nominated gospel album Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ was released and debuted #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. At 15, Cody Shuler began … [Read More...]

Reno and Harrell

Don Reno and Hylo Brown Release

Rural Rhythm Records has announced a new title by Bluegrass legends Don Reno & Bill Harrell in its archival Heritage Collection. Series. This series will help keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. It includes … [Read More...]

Strzelecki Stringbusters Old No.4

Strzelecki StringBusters – Old No.4

As we come to close of this year we have one last CD announcement from the Strzelecki Stringbusters. Although this CD was released mid-year we have waited patiently for a copy to reach us up here in the north. I am pleased to say this album is … [Read More...]

Ralph Stanley Man Of Constant Sorrow

Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Dr. Ralph Stanley have announced the upcoming CD release of Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, which will be available on 19th Jan 2015, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store … [Read More...]


Christmas in The Smokies

New Album "Christmas in the Smokies" Now Available (Use code "Merry Christmas" to get Christmas in the Smokies and A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin' for $10 each). Christmas in the Smokies is a new bluegrass Christmas album from Pinecastle with … [Read More...]

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2015 Manjimup Jamcamp

2015 Manjimup Jamcamp

The Warren Arts Council have announced that enrolments for their 2nd jam camp are now open.  Jamcamps Australia has posted details of the enrolment … [Read More...]

Delaneys Creek

Delaneys Creek Jam Camp

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th April 2015, Kay Armstrong, Gary Vann and the boys from The Company will be hosting a jam camp in Delaney's Creek, Qld. It … [Read More...]


Tamworth Bluegrass Jam

Whether you are an experienced Bluegrass picker, singer, just starting out or simply want to come along and listen to the tunes. All are welcome to … [Read More...]

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Takamine 80th Anniversary Guitar

This creation of this stunning guitar was commissioned by the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate 80 years of great country music. There were only 80 guitars made. 40 of which were given to Opry members and the remaining 40 were sold to the public. Here … [Read More...]


Deering Sierra Banjo

Details: $1,500 ono, valued at $2,700 new. 12 months old, extremely good condition, hardly played. Seller is located in Lethbridge, near Geelong Vic. The sale includes: hard case, banjo stand, music stand, beginners banjo … [Read More...]


Ibanez Artist

Ibanez Artist 1970's 5 string banjo. This instrument was made in 1979. These banjos were manufactured in Japan during the 70's they were made and sold in direct competition with the then Gibson Mastertones and were a popular seller. This is also a … [Read More...]


Bellbird Banjo Patterson Model

See attached pics of the Patterson model I have for sale. Why not start the new year off with a new banjo. Simple elegant design with A1 hardware, tone, volume and playability. Jens described this as one of the best banjos he’d ever … [Read More...]

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International News

Tim O'Brien

A Tale of Two Tims

Two Tim O'Briens will share the stage in Nashville this month for A Celebration of Literature and Lyrics presents author Tim O’Brien, National Book … [Read More...]

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IBMA Update March 2015

As Nashville starts to dig out from last week’s snow and ice, IBMA staff have resumed their updates. See below: The Executive Committee has been … [Read More...]


IBMA News for Members

The Board wants to make sure that you know what we’re doing to move forward in getting our business done and building closer and stronger relations … [Read More...]

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Dorrigo Performer Applications Open

Dorrigio Folk and Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for 23rd 24th and 25th of October this year and performer applications are now open. All are welcome, old and new festival patrons, to Dorrigo Mountain for an intimate and friendly three-day … [Read More...]


Gold Coast Folk Festival Artists Applications

The Gold Coast Folk Festival will be held 19-20 September 2015 at Country Paradise Parklands in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Around 4000 people attended the 2014 festival. The festival is expected to attract around 6,000 this year. There are three … [Read More...]

Yarra Junction

33rd Yarra Junction Fiddler’s Convention

The 33rd Yarra Junction Fiddler's Convention will be held from 20th to 22nd February, 2015 at Camp Eureka, Tarrango Rd, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia. Australia’s oldest and biggest old-time music festival for fans and players of String … [Read More...]

John Prine

John Prine to play ROMP 2015

Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine is a rare musical talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine's extensive catalog has been recorded by the … [Read More...]

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