2022 IBMA Hall of Fame Inductees

Norman Blake, whose prolific career spans more than six decades, broadcast pioneer and recording artist Paul “Moon” Mullins, and Grammy winner Peter Rowan were announced as the 2022 inductees into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

Estonia’s Curly Strings Awarded IBMA Grant

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the first recipient of its IBMA International Band Performance Grant. The grant has been awarded to Curly Strings from Estonia.

Bluegrass Country Soul

A large crowd of bluegrass musicians and their fans gathered in the huge Virginia Theatre in Alexandria, VA on the evening of July 6, 1972. On stage, the popular DC group, The Country Gentlemen, and also The New Grass Revival, warmed up the SRO audience before the first screening of Bluegrass Country Soul.

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...

Australian Bluegrass News

BTCMSA Membership Extension

BTCMSA Membership Extension

BTCMSA Memberships Have Been Extended to November 2023. The last 2-3 years have been pretty different and often quite challenging. Live music certainly suffered, along with many other things. Because of the inactivity, the folks at the BLuegrass & Traditional...

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2022 Jam Camp Sell Out

2022 Jam Camp Sell Out

After a two year hiatus due largely to restrictions and uncertainty around covid actions in Victoria the now sold out 2022 Wernick Method Jam Camp is set to get underway on Phillip Island in Victoria’s south on the weekend 13th August. 

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BTCMSA Membership Extension

Price Increase for Sydney Pickers

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-Togethers to See Entry Cost Increase. Organisers for the Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-togethers have announced that for the first time in many years, there is to be small increase in the door donations for their...

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International News

East Nash Grass To Mountain Fever

East Nash Grass To Mountain Fever

East Nash Grass Have Been Signed to Mountain Fever Records. Mountain Fever Records has announce they have signed one of the most exciting and talked about bands in bluegrass today, East Nash Grass. East Nash Grass includes some of the hottest pickers in Nashville,...

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Will The Circle Be Unbroken Revisit

Will The Circle Be Unbroken Revisit

John McEuen Releases The Circle Project - The Story Behind The Seminal Recording Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Some years ago I was introduced to an album which at the time had little significance to me as an emerging folk musician. The year was around 1974 perhaps...

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53rd Dove Awards Nominees

53rd Dove Awards Nominees

The Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards on August 10th. Among these nominees, Daywind Music Group accrued 9, including Inspirational Album of the Year, Southern Gospel Album of the Year, and others.

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New Releases

Dave Adkins Cold Hearted Woman

Dave Adkins Cold Hearted Woman

New Single: Cold Hearted Woman by Dave Adkins Mountain Fever Records has released another single, Cold Hearted Woman by Grammy-nominated Dave Adkins. The song was written by Adkins and appears on his new album, We’re All Crazy. I overheard a man telling his friend...

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The King James Boys New Release

The King James Boys New Release

Pinecastle Records has announced the addition of chart-topping Bluegrass/Gospel group The King James Boys to its artist roster. The band also just released their brand new single, The Devil’s Not Afraid of a Dust Covered Bible. The hard-driving tune will serve as the...

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Thomas Cassell – Redbud Tree

Thomas Cassell – Redbud Tree

Mountain Fever Records has announced Thomas Cassell’s new single, Redbud Tree. Cassell is a member of Circus No. 9, a 2021 National Mandolin Champion, and an International Bluegrass Association award winner.

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Love Train – Mason Via

Love Train – Mason Via

Mason Via's Love Train Released Today Mason Via’s brand-new single, Love Train, is screaming on down the tracks today in advance of his 12-track album, New Horizons, releasing on August 19 on Mountain Fever Records. Mason is joined on the single by the accomplished...

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A Little Bit of Bluegrass – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

A Little Bit of Bluegrass – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are showcasing their traditional roots in the brand new single, A Little Bit of Bluegrass. The hard-driving tune serves as the second release, and title-track from the North Carolina based group’s next record. The full album, A...

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IBMA News

33rd IBMA Bluegrass Music Award Nominations

33rd IBMA Bluegrass Music Award Nominations

Nominations for the 33rd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards Announced Nominees for the 33rd annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today in a live event at the SiriusXM studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The five nominees for “Entertainer of the Year” are...

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2022 IBMA Hall of Fame Inductees

2022 IBMA Hall of Fame Inductees

Norman Blake, whose prolific career spans more than six decades, broadcast pioneer and recording artist Paul “Moon” Mullins, and Grammy winner Peter Rowan were announced as the 2022 inductees into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

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Video Vault

Rhonda Vincent – My Bluegrass Story

Rhonda Vincent – My Bluegrass Story

Rhonda Vincent tells her Bluegrass Story: My Bluegrass Story is produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum located on the banks of the Ohio River in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Hall of Fame also produces ROMP Festival, an annual bluegrass festival which...

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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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