1st Cobargo Country Pick

After years having events cancelled in Beechworth, Kelly Country Pick organisers have elected to head Cobargo for the next bluegrass and old-time music event.

Mountain Fever Signs Stafford and Jutz

Ahead their new album launch, Mountain Fever Records has signed Tim Stafford and Thomm Jutz; two of the most prominent and prolific songwriters in bluegrass music.

The Sidemen Take Centerstage

The Sidemen Release Their Self Titled Album. Just a year ago, Nick Justice and Feter Martin Homer decided to weave together the threads of their...

MountainGrass 2022 To Proceed

Mountaingrass 2022 will take place on the 18th to 20th of November in Beechworth, Victoria after 2 years of cancellations, disappointments, and general pandemic-related frustration.

Vale Roland White 1938 – 2022

Mandolin player, Roland White, perhaps best know for his years with the Nashville Bluegrass Band and bother of legendary guitarist Clarence White has died after suffering a major heart attack earlier in the week.

Hammertowne – I’ll Blame It On The Rain

This new release from Hammertowne was written by David Coriell and Mark Brinkman and delivered with style and precision for their next album titled, You Can Learn A Lot From A Song.

Australian Bluegrass News

1st Cobargo Country Pick

1st Cobargo Country Pick

After years having events cancelled in Beechworth, Kelly Country Pick organisers have elected to head Cobargo for the next bluegrass and old-time music event.

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Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get Together July 2022

Sydney Get Together for June 2022

The regular get together is at the Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale. In addition to the regular event is “Safety In Numbers” session from 6:30pm at the same venue.

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International News

Bluegrass Standard June 2022 Issue

Bluegrass Standard June 2022 Issue

In the June 2022 issue of The Bluegrass Standard, we see a collective musical thread (and a little demon called Krako) weave Krako Banjos feature into stories on Derek Vaden and The Tennessee Bluegrass Band.

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Woody Platt Leaves The Rangers

Woody Platt Leaves The Rangers

Today, the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers announce the departure of founding member Woody Platt. After 23 years with the band, Woody has decided to step away from touring and stay a little closer to home.

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New Releases

Appalachian Road Show New Release

Appalachian Road Show New Release

Appalachian Road Show Set to Release Blue Ridge Mountain Baby. Award-winning group Appalachian Road Show continues to honor the music, traditions, and history of the Appalachian people and regions with their new single Blue Ridge Mountain Baby out everywhere now. The...

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The Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass

The Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass

The Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass Produced By Ronnie Reno Now Available. The Pioneers & Legends Of Bluegrass is a who’s who of Bluegrass and available now for the first time for digital distribution. This album was produced by Ronnie Reno and includes a...

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Ol’ Fashioned Meeting – Rebekah Speer

Ol’ Fashioned Meeting – Rebekah Speer

Rebekah Speer Releases Her New Single Ol' Fashioned Meeting The long awaited second single, The Old-Fashioned Meeting from Rebekah Speer’s anticipated bluegrass gospel project will bring back your memories of those old camp meetings. The songs, emotions, and spiritual...

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Peter Rowan – Calling You From My Mountain

Peter Rowan – Calling You From My Mountain

Rebel Records has released a new single from the great Peter Rowan. It is the title track from his forthcoming release Calling You From My Mountain and features guest contributions from two Americana heavyweights: Molly Tuttle and Lindsay Lou.

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IBMA News

IBMA Seeking Help

IBMA Seeking Help

In the thirty-seven years since the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) was founded, we have seen bluegrass music expand tremendously inside and outside the United States. Today, there are bands on stages all over the world. That said, the growing international bluegrass community needs our assistance.

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2022 IBMA Bluegrass Live Lineup

2022 IBMA Bluegrass Live Lineup

IBMA Announces Bluegrass Live Lineup for 2022. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the initial lineup of artists and ticket information for IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC, a two-day festival at the 2022 IBMA World of Bluegrass®....

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Video Vault

Gentle On My Mind

John Hartford was an American original. He was a musician, songwriter, steamboat pilot, author, artist, disc jockey, calligrapher, dancer, folklorist, father, and historian.

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St Anne’s Reel

St Anne’s Reel

Thanks to Peter Patrick from Queensland for this fantastic merging of Celtic hero Aly Bain and and Bluegrass stalwarts Jerry Douglas, and Russ Barenberg, with this old favourite St Anne's Reel recorded on BBC Four some years ago. 

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Blackjack

Blackjack

Banjo players worldwide would be hard pressed to say they have never heard of the late JD Crowe, the Kentucky banjo player who styled himself on Earl Scruggs and then went to even greater creative heights. Here is a clip of IBMA banjo player of the year nominees...

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