On 26th March Jan Dale will. be featuring a special tribute to Mac Wiseman on her popular radio show Southern Style. Mac Wiseman was part of the foundation of bluegrass and modern country music for some 70 years. He remained a valuable mentor and ambassador for both genres until his death this month 24th February. Jan Dale’s radio show, … [Read More...] about Mac Wiseman to Feature on Southern Style
Australian Bluegrass News
News from the Mountain Pickers Association of Victoria Here is a schedule of events for the Mountain Pickers Association for 2019. Tue Feb 26th The Western Flyers (US) - Western Swing all the way from Texas Ferntree Gully Bowling Club Tue Mar 5th Red Tail Ring (US) - A modern take on old-timey from Michigan USA Ferntree Gully … [Read More...] about 2019 Mountain Pickers Association Program
News from Jan Dale in Melbourne is that the Western Flyers will be performing live to air on Southern Style on Tuesday 26th February. The Western Flyers are a multi award-winning Western Swing trio from Texas. This is their second visit to Australia. Everybody raved about them last time so it will be a special show. The Western Flyers are one … [Read More...] about The Western Flyers Australian Dates including Live on Southern Style
Dave Diprose, has spent some 30 years honing his skills as a songwriter. He is also a competent slide guitarist, bluegrass flat-picker and story-teller, Melbourne's Dave Diprose has etched his place into the acoustic music scene. His music is steeped in tradition and rich with Australian heritage. Just recently Dave won 2019 Tamworth Songwriters … [Read More...] about Song Writing Award for Dave Diprose
He’s a bluegrass superstar and a rising talent across other genres. He’s an icon and an inspiration. He is eleven-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year … [Read More...] about The Michael Cleveland Story Now Available
Mac Wissman has occupied pride of place in the bluegrass arena for more than 70 of his 93 years. He was born on 23rd May, 1925, in Crimora, … [Read More...] about Vale Mac Wiseman 1925 – 2019
Last night, the stirring biographical documentary, Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story, premiered at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. … [Read More...] about Flamekeeper: The Michael Cleveland Story
Congratulations must surely to The Travelin’ McCourys on their Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album, announced today in Los Angeles, California. The … [Read More...] about Grammy Win for The Travellin’ McCourys
Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, known musically as Rising Appalachia, have debuted a live performance video of the second single Cuckoo from their new … [Read More...] about Rising Appalachia – Leylines
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame artist, three-time Grammy Nominee and multi IBMA award-winner Larry Cordle is back with another collection of original … [Read More...] about Tales From East Kentucky – Larry Cordle
After completing a career-defining year last year, Nu-Blu aim to keep momentum rolling throughout 2019. The band has announced their brand new DVD, … [Read More...] about Nu-Blu Release The Stories We Can Tell
Rebel Records has released veteran bluegrass band Big Country Bluegrass's fifth Rebel release Mountains, Mamas and Memories (REB-1872). The album … [Read More...] about Big Country Bluegrass – Mountains, Mamas and Memories
Heading to Kentucky next year? Here is a festival you might want to take in - Romp Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky from 26th to 29th June … [Read More...] about 2019 ROMP Artists Announced
Kristy Cox will be touring with Amanda Cook early next year and playing the Tamworth music festival in January. Here is an interview we produced with … [Read More...] about An Interview with Amanda Cook, Touring with Kristy Cox 2019.
Performer applications are now open for the 2019 Great Alpine Pick. While the Great Alpine Pick used to be held at Harrietville each year the event … [Read More...] about Applications Open for 2019 Great Alpine Pick
Organisers of this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass, brought to you by Chiesi USA and taking place … [Read More...] about Changes To 2019 World of Bluegrass Announced
Here is an opportunity to appear before a host of Bluegrass Music agents, producers, recording companies and other folk providing opportunities to … [Read More...] about Bluegrass Ramble Applications Now Open.
Applications are now being accepted for Blue Ridge Banjo Camp. The Blue Ridge Banjo Camp is presented by Béla Fleck and will be held at the Brevard … [Read More...] about 2019 Blue Ridge Banjo Camp Applications Now Open
The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the 2019 class of Leadership Bluegrass, an intensive three-day program of … [Read More...] about 20198 Leadership in Bluegrass Announced
Red Tail Ring feature Michigan-based artists Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp. They create intricate arrangements of original folk music and … [Read More...] about Red Tail Ring To Play Mountain Pickers Assoc.
News from the Mountain Pickers Association of Victoria Here is a schedule of events for the Mountain Pickers Association for 2019. Tue Feb … [Read More...] about 2019 Mountain Pickers Association Program
Cripple Creek will be playing this Sunday (27th Jan) from 1:00pm-5:00pm. They are playing at the Cobbs Hill Estate winery at 382 Swamp Road, Oakbank … [Read More...] about Cripple Creek at Cobbs Hill Estate
The Semaphore Jam Session in South Australia is back up and running for 2019. The Jam Session is the First Sunday of the Month at: Semaphore RSL Club, … [Read More...] about South Australia Jam Underway for 2019
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Here is an RK80 Recording King mahogany banjo. It got rave reviews at last year's Bluegrass Conference in Maleny, by all who played it. This is a … [Read More...] about Recording King RK80 Banjo.
For Sale: Cutaway dreadnought body style with inbuilt L.R. Baggs bridge transducer pickup. This instrument features: Sitka spruce top … [Read More...] about 1999 De Gruchy Concert Guitar