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Pete Denahy

Snowy Mountains Festival

Country music is back in the Snowys With an impressive line-up of talent, the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival provides an amazing opportunity … [Read More...]

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Christmas in The Smokies

New Album "Christmas in the Smokies" Now Available (Use code "Merry Christmas" to get Christmas in the Smokies and A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin' for $10 each). Christmas in the Smokies is a new bluegrass Christmas album from Pinecastle with … [Read More...]

Mountain Faith

Mountain Faith – Blue

The pride of Sylva, North Carolina, bluegrass group Mountain Faith, releases Blue, their debut project on Mountain Fever Records today. Their first single from the album, "Feelin' Blue," hit radio recently, showcasing the groups singing, playing and … [Read More...]

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...]


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...]

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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...]


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...]

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International News

Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart New Band

Mountain Heart, the power acoustic band who has revolutionised music since their creation in 1999 is thrilled to announce their new partnership and an … [Read More...]

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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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Pete Denahy

Snowy Mountains Festival

Country music is back in the Snowys With an impressive line-up of talent, the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival provides an amazing opportunity to experience country's finest rock the high country while enjoying the Snowy Mountains in summer. … [Read More...]


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...]

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