Chris Joslin To Leave Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

After nine years, Chris Joslin is stepping down as Executive Director of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and ROMP Festival to oversee development and fundraising for Mission Lazarus.

Australian Music Excellence Awards

In April 2024, Australian Bush Balladeers Association, announced the inaugural Music Excellence Awards aimed at recognising Achievement in...

Earl Jam – Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka, has assembled yet another mind-blowingly talented group of pickers and singers to take on one of the gems of the American songbook, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, from his Earl Jam album.

Lark Distillery To Sponsor Mountaingrass

In a match sown from serendipity, Mountaingrass welcomes a new sponsor, Lark Distillery. The folks at Lark Distillery has been working on their whisky for over 32 years.

High Fidelity To Play Mountaingrass 2024.

Few bands have come along in recent years that directly draw their influence from that classic era of the music’s history. High Fidelity is a rising group whose love and devotion to that music is unsurpassed.

Back to the Hills – High Street Drifters

This heartfelt track tells a poignant story of love gone wrong and the healing power of returning to familiar places. The song explores the theme of shattered dreams and the resilience needed to move forward.

Australian Bluegrass News

Runaway Dixie – Territory Skies

Runaway Dixie – Territory Skies

Since the Runaway Dixie’s formation in 2009, the band has released 6 albums, multiple individual radio singles and achieved 4 Golden Guitar nominations with their original material. Territory Skies is their latest release.

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Sandford Festival Looks For Secretary Administrator

Sandford Festival Looks For Secretary Administrator

Wanted: Secretary/Administrator For The Sandford Bush Music Festival Sandford Bush Music Festival is seeking the talents of a secretary and administration manager. After 8 years their existing secretary is resigning, effective 7th July. Festival organisers state that...

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International News

Zack Vickers Joins Cane Mill Road

Zack Vickers Joins Cane Mill Road

Banjo player, Zack Vickers has joined the award-winning, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road for all future recording and touring and a new album Yellow Line due out soon.

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Vale Jim Mills

Vale Jim Mills

One of the Bluegrass music’s most talented banjo players Jim Mills, has died this week from a heart attack at age 57. James (Jim) Mills hailed from Durham in North Carolina was born in Raileigh, North Carolina in 1966,

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John Cowan Signs With True Lonesome

John Cowan Signs With True Lonesome

John Cowan has been busy the last few months in Nashville co-writing nearly the entire album with Singer-Songwriter and label partner, Eddie Sanders. Recording for the album commenced in April at partner, Scott Vestal’s studio, Digital Underground, Nashville.

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New Releases

Runaway Dixie – Territory Skies

Runaway Dixie – Territory Skies

Since the Runaway Dixie’s formation in 2009, the band has released 6 albums, multiple individual radio singles and achieved 4 Golden Guitar nominations with their original material. Territory Skies is their latest release.

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Earl Jam – Tony Trischka

Earl Jam – Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka, has assembled yet another mind-blowingly talented group of pickers and singers to take on one of the gems of the American songbook, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, from his Earl Jam album.

read more
444 – Wood Box Heroes

444 – Wood Box Heroes

Wood Box Heroes, the American acoustic super-group, is hardly anything like the bluegrass music you used to find in the cassette player of your grandad’s old chevy pickup truck. Their new album 444 is here.

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John Cowan – Fiction

John Cowan – Fiction

True Lonesome Records has released a new single from John Cowan today. The single, and title track for the forthcoming album, Fiction was co-written by John Cowan and Eddie Sanders.

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Mike Mitchell – Uncommon Man

Mike Mitchell – Uncommon Man

Mike Mitchell Releases Uncommon Man From His Fathers and Sons Album Mike Mitchell has unveiled a deeply emotional musical collaboration in his new video and focus track called Uncommon Man. This special project features the reigning International Bluegrass Music...

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IBMA News

Two New Awards For IBMA

Two New Awards For IBMA

Last year, the IBMA Board of Directors approved the addition of two new awards so the association can broaden its recognition of achievement by bluegrass music industry professionals.

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International Grant Program From IBMA

International Grant Program From IBMA

The International Band Performance Grant Program is to assist international bands to attend the IBMA World of Bluegrass, develop bluegrass events and audiences globally, and help increase opportunities for everyone involved in the music.

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2023 IBMA Award Results

2023 IBMA Award Results

The results ofthe IBMA Awards ceremony have been posted following the IBMA World of Bluegrass event ain North Carolina this past month.

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