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Nullabor Mountain Boys

Nullarbor Mountain Boys

WA is not without its fair share of bluegrass and old-time musicians and aficionados. Indeed WA musicians played a leading role in the early … [Read More...]

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Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen – Happy Prisioner

I received this video clip this week on Robert Earl Keen who, according to the description on his agent's website, is a Texas singer-songwriter, career artist, brilliant storyteller, sardonic humorist, poet of the strange and familiar. Keen has … [Read More...]

umberland Gap Connection

Cumberland Gap Connection – Truck Drivin’

Union House Records has announced the first single release from their newly formed label. Truck Drivin’ by Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection is now available for purchase at CDBaby and will be appearing soon on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay … [Read More...]


Jenkins Twins – Jellico

Kindred Records has released the debut project "Jellico" by Kentucky artists Trenton and Trevor Jenkins, The Jenkins Twins. Original songwriting with youthful spirit and exciting roots music, these guys are a breath of fresh air. When asked who … [Read More...]

RR Heritage Series

4 New Heritage Titles from Rural Rhythm

Rural Rhythm Records has released four new titles in its archival Heritage Collection Series. The Heritage Collection Series aims to keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. The series includes authentic Old-Time … [Read More...]

Laura Orshaw

Laura Orshaw – Songs of Yesterdays

Laura Orshaw is a celebrated multi-instrumentalist and singer who has earned die-hard fans across the country. Laura’s latest solo project, Songs of Lost Yesterdays is available on iTunes, Amazon and all the other usual suspects. Songs of … [Read More...]


Big Country Bluegrass Release

Rebel Records has announced today’s release of “Bluefield West Virginia Blues,” the new single from Big Country Bluegrass' upcoming third Rebel album, Country Livin' (REB-1858). The rollicking number was co-written by Tom T. and Dixie Hall and Troy … [Read More...]

Ronnie Reno - Lessons Learned

Ronnie Reno – Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned, the latest album by Ronnie Reno, earned the #1 spot on AirPlay Direct Global Radio Indicator Bluegrass/Folk chart for March. Released on 17th March this year, the album received 890 downloads, signifying that radio is pleased with … [Read More...]

Larry Stephenson Band

Larry Stephenson – Pull Your Savior In

The Larry Stephenson Band’s single, “Pull Your Savior In” is #1 on this month’s Singing News Magazine Top 10 Bluegrass Song Chart. The song was written by Stephenson and is the title track of the group’s all-gospel album that was recently honored … [Read More...]

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MPA Wednesday Pick

The Mountain Pickers Association is starting up the '3rd Wednesday Pick' a night dedicated to Bluegrass and Old-Timey Jam Sessions. All you need to do … [Read More...]

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Stelling Whitestar Banjo

The Whitestar was the least expensive banjo produced by Geoff Stelling but had all the same hardware and finish work as the more expensive models. Tone rings, rims and flanges were the same for all models. The differences were mainly in the inlay … [Read More...]


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...]

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Ramble’s Tour for WOB

Ramble the Banjo Pickin' Squirrel kicked off his 2015 festival run at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC this past weekend. His ultimate destination? IBMA's … [Read More...]

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Orpheus Supertones

Headline Acts for MountainGrass 2015

The MountainGrass Festival team have advised that they have just secured major international acts for the 2015 MountainGrass Festival to be held from 20th to 22nd Nov. 2015. First up Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands featuring Tom Rozum, Andrew … [Read More...]


Gold Coast Folk Music Festival

The 2015 festival will present an exciting array of acoustic music, food, jam sessions, workshops and festival goers, bringing together legendary folk artists and emerging talents from the region and across Australia for two days of folk, blues and … [Read More...]


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...]

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