2020 Australian Bluegrass Scholarship Award

Pepita Emmerichs has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Australian Bluegrass Scholarship.

Bluegrass Parkway Left Us Wanting More

The show was the band’s first performance since the Covid isolation and had the feel of a reunion, even though they hadn’t broken up. It was also the re-opening of the venue, a combination of three hundred-year-old clubs in a purpose-built club room, which had only been open for a month before the closures.

Midnight Skyracer – Shadows of the Moon

Midnight Skyracer has released their new album Shadows On the Moon on Island Records. The album was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire UK, is a scintillating mix of hard-driven bluegrass and mountain balladry, both edgy and infectious, tender and tough.

IBMA Conference To Go Virtual For 2020

The International Bluegrass Music Association has just announced that due to ongoing health concerns relating to COVID-19, and the logistical challenges of creating a safe in-person event experience, this year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass will take place virtually.

Norway’s Buster Sledge – Spirit

From just above the arctic circle in Bodø, Norway to sunny Turlock in Central California - despite growing up in different cultures with an ocean...

Kristy Cox and Tommy Emmanuel – Finger Picking Good

Lifted from her acclaimed album No Headlights, Kristy Cox’s new single,
Finger Picking Good features Australian super star and two-time Grammy Award nominee, Tommy Emmanuel.

Australian Bluegrass News

International News

Siren Songs Digital Tour Stops

Siren Songs Digital Tour Stops

Siren Songs duo has planned a “digital tour” beginning 20th July, where a series of five acoustic video performances will premiere at different press outlets as digital tour stops.

ROMP Festival Postponed

ROMP Festival Postponed

OMP Festival has been postponed until 2021 due to the global pandemic. Held at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky, the festival serves as the primary fundraiser for the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

New Releases

Ray Cardwell – Rising Sun

Ray Cardwell – Rising Sun

Ray Cardwell is back with his brand new inspiring single, Rising Sun. Co-written by the Missouri native alongside songwriting veteran Louisa Branscomb, the track serves as the first release from the forthcoming album Just A Little Rain, with Bonfire Music.

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Midnight Skyracer – Shadows of the Moon

Midnight Skyracer – Shadows of the Moon

Midnight Skyracer has released their new album Shadows On the Moon on Island Records. The album was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire UK, is a scintillating mix of hard-driven bluegrass and mountain balladry, both edgy and infectious, tender and tough.

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IBMA News

2020 IBMA Award Nominations Announced

2020 IBMA Award Nominations Announced

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR (Tie) Balsam Range Billy Strings Del McCoury Band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Sister Sadie Special Consensus ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Tie) Chicago Barn Dance Artist: Special Consensus Label: Compass Records Producer: Alison Brown New Moon Over My...

IBMA Conference To Go Virtual For 2020

IBMA Conference To Go Virtual For 2020

The International Bluegrass Music Association has just announced that due to ongoing health concerns relating to COVID-19, and the logistical challenges of creating a safe in-person event experience, this year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass will take place virtually.

2020 IBMA Songwriter Showcase Finalists Announced

2020 IBMA Songwriter Showcase Finalists Announced

The International Bluegrass Music Association has released details on the finalists for the Songwriter Showcase. As a part of the Songwriter Track of the IBMA Business Conference, the Songwriter Showcase is a coveted opportunity which shines a spotlight on ten selected songwriters and their original compositions.