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.

2022 Kelly Country Pick Cancelled

Pete Hisco the festival organiser has sent through this missive this week from the Old Priory, the home of the Kelly Country Pick for over 20 years, announcing the need for a change of venue.

1,000 Broadcasts For Music From Foggy Hollow

Mike Kear's radio show Music From Foggy Hollow has just hit the 1,000th broadcasts. We set about to delve into the origins of the show Music From...

Australian Bluegrass News

Sydney Get Together for June 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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Safety In Numbers Is Back

Safety In Numbers Is Back

Safety in Numbers is going ahead again from the first Saturday in May (7 May 2022]. Terry Darmody will be coordinating the learning and rehearsal session from 6.30pm and the Sinners will again be opening our concert at 7.45pm.

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Colin Weight on Southern Style

Colin Weight on Southern Style

Colin Weight will be the featured guest on Jan Dale's radio show, Southern Style on Tue. 26th July. Colin is a vocalist, songwriter and multi instrumentalist.  He is the banjo player and a vocalist with Nine Mile Creek who are reuniting for some concerts this year to...

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International News

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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Stelling Banjo Works to Close

Stelling Banjo Works to Close

News from Stelling Banjo's Geoff Stelling is that this year will be the last year for Stelling Banjo Works. Over the course of the year, the company will be wrapping things up and closing down its repair business at the end of 2022. It has been our pleasure to serve...

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New Releases

The Sidemen Take Centerstage

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 individual solo careers to form The SideMen. Now in 2022, the duo are releasing their first eponymous album. What brought...

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The Churchmen – The Shadow of the Cross

The Churchmen – The Shadow of the Cross

The Shadow Of The Cross Now Available by the award-winning bluegrass gospel group, The Churchmen. Morning Glory Music has released a new single by The Churchmen called The Shadow Of The Cross. It was written by Fawn Jacobs and Carroll Arnn. It is also the title track...

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Laura Orshaw I Can’t Settle Down

Laura Orshaw I Can’t Settle Down

I Can’t Settle Down is a tribute to Hank Williams and his music, released by Laura Orshaw, a respected powerhouse on the Bluegrass scene. Laura Orshaw was the first female to win SPBGMA Fiddle Player of the Year and prides herself on keeping the sounds of traditional Bluegrass alive in the genre

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Circus No 9 Steampipe Coffee

Circus No 9 Steampipe Coffee

Bonfire Music Group has announced the addition of Circus No. 9 to its artist roster for, as well as the release of their forthcoming self-titled project, available on July 1st.

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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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