Shades of Blue by Kristy Cox

Kristy Cox is starting the year off strong with her brand-new, full-length album Shades of Blue expected February 4, 2022 via Billy Blue Records....

New Ballard Branch From Darren Beachley

Longtime bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Darren Beachley branches out into a new Bluegrass/ Americana sound with his new single and lyric video – New Ballard Branch.

The Bluegrass Standard Features Women of Bluegrass

The January 2022 issue of The Bluegrass Standard is their biggest ever, and features women of bluegrass such as Hazel Dickens, Anne Gerrard and Laurie Lewis

Crowe, Emerson and Osborne Remembered

Following their passing this past year, Pete Wernick reflects on the three banjo giants, JD Crowe, Bill Emerson and Sonny Osborne.

Tamworth 2022 Postponed

Festival organisers are now planning to hold the 50th Anniversary event from 18-24 April 2022, with many of the same features, including the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards held over a shorter period.

Like a Flowing River – James Reams

This highly anticipated project comes on the heels of his successful documentary film, Like A Flowing River: A Bluegrass Passage last year.

Australian Bluegrass News

Tamworth 2022 Postponed

Tamworth 2022 Postponed

Festival organisers are now planning to hold the 50th Anniversary event from 18-24 April 2022, with many of the same features, including the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards held over a shorter period.

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Tamworth 2022 Postponed

Tamworth Country Music Festival Update

Here is an announcement from the folk at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. With the unexpected return of hospitality restrictions in NSW, several Tamworth venues and stakeholders met today with the following outcome. The 50th Tamworth Country Music Festival is...

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International News

New Releases

Heartbreak Hill From Kristi Stanley

Heartbreak Hill From Kristi Stanley

Written by Bluegrass hit songwriter Billy Droze along with Ervan Parker and Eddie Wilson, Heartbreak Hill is Kristi Stanley’s debut single release on (615) Hideaway Records.

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Shades of Blue by Kristy Cox

Shades of Blue by Kristy Cox

Kristy Cox is starting the year off strong with her brand-new, full-length album Shades of Blue expected February 4, 2022 via Billy Blue Records. The release features twelve original songs written by some of the best songwriters bluegrass has to offer including Billy...

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New Ballard Branch From Darren Beachley

New Ballard Branch From Darren Beachley

Longtime bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Darren Beachley branches out into a new Bluegrass/ Americana sound with his new single and lyric video – New Ballard Branch.

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Bluegrass 2022 – Scott Vestal and Friends

Bluegrass 2022 – Scott Vestal and Friends

Scott Vestal has announced his Bluegrass 2022 project Bluegrass songwriter and banjo extraordinaire Scott Vestal has announced his Bluegrass 2022 project. It’s the next chapter in the popular series, with the collaboration of Cody Kilby (The Travelin’ McCourys), Byron...

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I’m Lonesome – Jeremy Stephens

I’m Lonesome – Jeremy Stephens

Riding the momentum of his highly lauded solo release How I Hear It, Jeremy Stephens rolls into 2022 with a new single from the album. I’m Lonesome, comes from the pen of the late Larry Richardson.

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IBMA News

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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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2021 IBMA Awards Announced

2021 IBMA Awards Announced

The International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced. This public award ceremony has been a long time coming with covid prohibiting gatherings since the virus was unleashed on the world.

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Video Vault

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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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