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Guildford Festival 2014

The Ninth Guildford Banjo Jamboree, in the tiny town of Guildford in Central Victoria, is almost upon us. We are sure that this year's Jamboree will … [Read More...]

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New CD Releases


Smithsonion – Songs of The Spanish Civil War

On October 14, Smithsonian Folkways will release Songs of the Spanish Civil War, a historically vital collection of songs from the 1930s that reintroduces the hymnal of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, more than 2,600 American volunteers who fought … [Read More...]

Larry Rice - If Only You Knew

Larry Rice – If Only You Knew

Rebel Records has announced the release of If You Only Knew, a new 16-song anthology dedicated to the late Larry Rice. This "Best Of" collection draws from the five albums Larry recorded for Rebel, beginning with 1986's Hurricanes and Daydreams LP on … [Read More...]


Lonesme River Band – Turn On a Dime

For more than three decades, Lonesome River Band has set a standard that other Bluegrass groups have aspired towards. They have returned to live up to that standard with their first original studio release in four years, Turn on a Dime, from Mountain … [Read More...]

The Roys, The View

The Roys Release The View

The Roys celebrate strong debuts on multiple charts with their fourth Rural Rhythm Records’ CD release, The View. The disc will enter the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart next week at #2, and currently holds the #7 spot on AirPlay Direct’s … [Read More...]

Green Mohair Suits

Green Mohair Suits – Wooden Duck

Australia’s favourite purveyors of “garage grass” Green Mohair Suits release their third album Wooden Duck today before their  tour takes them to east-coast venues as grassroots, eclectic and off the beaten track are they are. Along with the album … [Read More...]

Trouble Follows Me

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – Trouble Follows Me

Rebel Records has recently announced the release of “Honky-Tonked to Death,” the new single from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice’s highly-anticipated  album, Trouble Follows Me (REB-1857). The single is available to buy through iTunes, Amazon and … [Read More...]

Trouble - The Company

Trouble for The Company

Brisbane’s very own award-winning bluegrass band, The Company, hit the stage this August launching their new album ‘Trouble’ and kicking off a national tour August through October. Their much-anticipated second album will be officially launched at … [Read More...]

Lonely Comes Easy

Chris Jones – Lonely Comes Easy

With success of 2013’s Lonely Comes Easy, their first all-new collection since 2009’s Cloud Of Dust, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers are thrilled to announce a new live album, Live At The Old Feed Store, to be independently released October 7, … [Read More...]

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George Jackson

2014 Sunshine Fiddle Camp

The 2014 Sunshine Fiddle Camp is scheduled for 24th to 29th Sep. at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre. The program will feature  a cello and … [Read More...]

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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...]


Dunn Mandolin F5-01

Greg Dunn Mandolin F5-01. I am offering F5-01 for sale at a reasonable price for a hand-crafted custom mandolin with great tone, volume and timbre. Similar qualities in a mandolin with a high-profile manufacturer’s name on it would fetch a … [Read More...]


Raydoris Mandolin #1

Dunn Mandolin for Sale: This is the first mandolin I built and it was based on a Stewart McDonald A5 kit. The name on the headstock, “Raydoris”, was used as a testimonial to my parents who have passed away. The first two mandolins I built were … [Read More...]

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International News

Louisa Branscomb

Song To Stage Workshops

The Song To Stage collaborative announces the launch of a new songwriter development program, guided by Grammy winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb, … [Read More...]

Becky Buller

Jim Roe Signs Becky Buller

Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment has announced the addition of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Becky Buller to his roster of award-winning … [Read More...]

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2014 MountainGrass Festival

Mountaingrass Bluegrass and Old-Time music festival, runs Thursday 13 through to Sunday 16 November 2013 at Feathertop Chalet at Harrietville in the beautiful Ovens valley. MountainGrass is unique in that it combines concerts of bluegrass and … [Read More...]

Blackwood Festival

Blackwood Festival of Music and Culture

News of another festival has arrived this week with the Blackwood Festival of Music and Culture. This event will be held over the weekend of November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014. Their website states that this is a pilot festival with the aims of … [Read More...]


Guildford Festival 2014

The Ninth Guildford Banjo Jamboree, in the tiny town of Guildford in Central Victoria, is almost upon us. We are sure that this year's Jamboree will be as enjoyable as the last eight, with loads of talented artists in concerts, workshops and the … [Read More...]


Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Here's news of another new festival scheduled for October this year - Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival. Kinglake Ranges is set to come alive with the sounds of bluegrass on the weekend of 17-19 October 2014 with the first annual Foggy Mountain … [Read More...]

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