Word from Howard Miller is that Ausgrass.org.au website has been taken offline and that Ausgrass Events and the Ausgrass festival is no more.
The Ausgrass event was generously supported by The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) which always brought added scope and size to the festival.
I have achieved several firsts for the music in Australia and have been privileged to some very special experiences. I would have achieved nothing without the support of Rod and Judy Jones and the many Bluegrass Music followers across Australia – Howard Miller, Ausgrass Events.
Howard has reminded us of some of the achievements of Ausgrass Events:
- First Australian bluegrass CD release in Aftershock by Acoustic Shock, in 1993 as the producer and copyright holder.
- First Residential Bluegrass Convention in NSW at Wirrimbirra, Bargo in 1993.
- First Residential Bluegrass Convention, Attunga, in country NSW, with guest artist, President of IBMA, Andy Owens.
- First Bluegrass Banjo Boot Camp, at Borambola with world best banjo Teacher in Jack Hatfield.
- First Bluegrass DVD release of “Live at the Montreal”, as the producer and copyright holder.
- Founder of “Hard to Find Records” the first Bluegrass and Old Timey Record supplier.