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Mid North Album

New Album for The Mid North

Scott Collins has announced the pending release of a second album from The Mid North called "Tales From a Mountian". Incidentally, their first album … [Read More...]

Colin O'Brien

Colin O’Brien Tour Dates

Colin O’Brien has announced dates for his tour in New South Wales and Victoria. Colin O'Brien's music is informed by the past and speaks to the … [Read More...]

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New CD Releases

Larry Stephenson Band

Larry Stephenson – Pull Your Savior In

Larry Stephenson Band Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Album, Pull Your Savior In The Larry Stephenson Band has announced the release of Pull Your Saviour In on Whysper Dream Music. The album is available for digital sale at iTunes, Amazon,and … [Read More...]

The Next Move

Phil Leadbetter – The Next Move

On the heels of his recent win as IBMA's 2014 Dobro Player of the Year, Phil Leadbetter releases his remarkable new album, The Next Move, tomorrow, October 14th. One of only three players to ever receive the award, (Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes … [Read More...]

Claire Lynch Band

Claire Lynch – Holiday

2013 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Claire Lynch, has announced the release of her own Thrill Hill Records. Holiday! is Claire’s first seasonal album and is available now at her live shows and through the Claire Lynch website, starting 8th … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Events

Colin O'Brien

Colin O’Brien Tour Dates

Colin O’Brien has announced dates for his tour in New South Wales and Victoria. Colin O'Brien's music is informed by the past and speaks to the … [Read More...]

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Sell Swap Buy

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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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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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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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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...]

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IBMA News

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IBMA Awards TV Broadcast

IBMA Announces TV Broadcast of 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced … [Read More...]

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2014 IBMA Awards Announced

October is bluegrass music month in North Carolina and this year's International Bluegrass Music Association awards have been announced from Raleigh … [Read More...]

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Festivals

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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

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...]

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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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CD Reviews

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