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Runaway-Train

Flatt Lonesome – Runaway Train

Flatt Lonesome is set to release Runaway Train on Oct. 2nd. It is the third studio album from the bluegrass powerhouse, named IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year in 2014. From the time of its debut, Flatt Lonesome has displayed all of the common … [Read More...]

Lonesome River Band

LRB – Coming Back Home To You

Lonesome River Band is proud to announce the release of a special compilation album of their earlier Mountain Home releases. Coming Back Home To You includes selections from Window Of Time, Head On Into Heartache and Road With No End … [Read More...]

That Which Matters

Mountain Faith – That Which Matters

Mountain Fever Records has announced the release of brand new music from America's Got Talent rising stars, Mountain Faith. "Emily (It's Love)" is available to radio and consumers today and is the first single from the band's upcoming album titled … [Read More...]

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It’s About Tyme – IIIrd Tyme Out

IIIrd Tyme Out are set to release their latest album called It's About Tyme.  For almost twenty-five years of consistently entertaining audiences in concert and on the airwaves, fans can expect nothing but the best from one of the bluegrass's most … [Read More...]

Vickie Vaughan Band

Vickie Vaughn Band

It is not easy to create a place for yourself in the world of bluegrass music as a new and emerging band. However the Vickie Vaughn Band has managed forge a name for themselves touring the USA, while also securing a nomination for an IBMA Momentum … [Read More...]

Hamish Davidson Banjo Tabs

Learn The Banjo Style of Hamish Davidson

After years of touring and performing one of the most often asked questions Hamish Davidson has received from fellow banjo players is: do you have any Tab for your banjo music? Hamish spent considerable time documenting his playing of the many … [Read More...]

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Events

Manjimup

Manjimup Jam Weekend

The Warren Arts Council are hosting a bluegrass and old-time music weekend in commencing on the 18th September this year. The weekend starts of … [Read More...]

OldSouth

Old South Out and About

Old South Bluegrass will be playing out and about this month and next. They are set to appear at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, George Street, Thebarton on … [Read More...]

OOTW

Out on the Weekend 2015

Australia’s own slice of Americana, Out on the Weekend, returns this October to Seaworks in Williamstown Vic. and makes it debut at the historic Bella … [Read More...]

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Gold Tone BC 350 Bob Carlin Openback Banjo

A booming 12” pot banjo with more mid-range and bass response than standard 11” pot designs. A beautifully finished banjo, one year old in as new condition. Specs include: 12″ pot assembly, scooped ebony fingerboard, 26 3/16” scale, nut … [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...]

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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...]

DeringSierra

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...]

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International News

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IBMA News

IBMA-Awards

2015 IBMA Award Nominees

Nominees for the 26th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a special event in the SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction studios … [Read More...]

Joe Spann

Joe Spann joins IBMA Staff

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) - the professional trade organisation for the global bluegrass music community - announced that … [Read More...]

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Festivals

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Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fest.

The 2015 Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest schedule has been released. Here is a most exciting experience in bluegrass music from IBMA - Five stages, Two full days of music - plus food, arts and crafts vendors, beer tents, the exhibit hall, fun … [Read More...]

Guildford Jamboree

2015 Guildford Banjo Jamboree

The Guildford Banjo Jamboree is on again on September 18th to 20th 2015. The Jamboree features a gathering of musicians and music lovers who descend on the small country town of Guildford, in Central Victoria, Australia. The Guildford Banjo … [Read More...]

Brunswick Music Festival

Brunswick Music Festival Applications Open

The folks at Brunswick Music Festival have announced the dates for the 2016 festival. 2016 marks the 28th year of this annual festival celebrating the best in folk, blues and world music. The festival will be kicking off with the Sydney Road Street … [Read More...]

Starboard Cannons

Brisbane Bluegrass Festival

The Brisbane Bluegrass Festival takes over The West End Sessions on Saturday 15th August. Part of the Brisbane Fringe, this concert will feature alt-bluegrass bands The Company and Starboard Cannons inside the heritage-listed West End Uniting … [Read More...]

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CD Reviews

Vickie Vaughan Band

Vickie Vaughn Band

It is not easy to create a place for yourself in the world of bluegrass music as a new and emerging band. However the Vickie Vaughn Band has managed … [Read More...]

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