2022 IBMA Hall of Fame Inductees

Norman Blake, whose prolific career spans more than six decades, broadcast pioneer and recording artist Paul “Moon” Mullins, and Grammy winner Peter Rowan were announced as the 2022 inductees into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

Estonia’s Curly Strings Awarded IBMA Grant

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the first recipient of its IBMA International Band Performance Grant. The grant has been awarded to Curly Strings from Estonia.

Bluegrass Country Soul

A large crowd of bluegrass musicians and their fans gathered in the huge Virginia Theatre in Alexandria, VA on the evening of July 6, 1972. On stage, the popular DC group, The Country Gentlemen, and also The New Grass Revival, warmed up the SRO audience before the first screening of Bluegrass Country Soul.

1st Cobargo Country Pick

After years having events cancelled in Beechworth, Kelly Country Pick organisers have elected to head Cobargo for the next bluegrass and old-time music event.

Mountain Fever Signs Stafford and Jutz

Ahead their new album launch, Mountain Fever Records has signed Tim Stafford and Thomm Jutz; two of the most prominent and prolific songwriters in bluegrass music.

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...

Australian Bluegrass News

Smith Allen & Peterson To Play Wirrina ’22

Smith Allen & Peterson To Play Wirrina ’22

The folks at Wirrina Festival have announced American trio Smith, Allen & Peterson will be featured at this year's festival. Beverly Smith, Kellie Allen, and Pete Peterson, award-winning players of Old-Time Music, have combined their talents to visit us in...

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1st Cobargo Country Pick

1st Cobargo Country Pick

After years having events cancelled in Beechworth, Kelly Country Pick organisers have elected to head Cobargo for the next bluegrass and old-time music event.

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International News

Walnut Valley Festival History

Walnut Valley Festival History

New Book On The History of The Walnut Valley Festival. Since 1972, the Walnut Valley Festival traditionally is held the 3rd weekend of September in Winfield, KS, and draws a crowd of 10,000-15,000 people to celebrate a blend of all kinds of acoustic music, including...

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Bluegrass Country Soul

Bluegrass Country Soul

A large crowd of bluegrass musicians and their fans gathered in the huge Virginia Theatre in Alexandria, VA on the evening of July 6, 1972. On stage, the popular DC group, The Country Gentlemen, and also The New Grass Revival, warmed up the SRO audience before the first screening of Bluegrass Country Soul.

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Bluegrass Standard June 2022 Issue

Bluegrass Standard June 2022 Issue

In the June 2022 issue of The Bluegrass Standard, we see a collective musical thread (and a little demon called Krako) weave Krako Banjos feature into stories on Derek Vaden and The Tennessee Bluegrass Band.

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New Releases

Bugle Call Rag – Russ Carson

Bugle Call Rag – Russ Carson

Russ Carlson and Friends New Release Bugle Call Rag. Engelhardt Music Group has released the lead single from the forthcoming solo project from notable and highly respected banjo player, Russ Carson of Kentucky Thunder note. The vibrant version of Bugle Call Rag holds...

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Sun’s Gonna Shine

Sun’s Gonna Shine

Sun’s Gonna Shine, also features fellow Kentucky native JP Pennington, who is a member of the Country music supergroup Exile. The feel-good track is the latest release from Dale Ann’s next full-length album, Kentucky For Me, set for release later this year.

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Never Going Back Again

Never Going Back Again

Award-winning trio Stillhouse Junkies are celebrating the release of their latest single, Never Going Back Again, on Dark Shadow Recording. The 2021 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year and two-time Telluride Bluegrass band contest finalists are comprised of Alissa Wolf,...

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Sadie Danced A Hole In Her Stocking

Sadie Danced A Hole In Her Stocking

Wilson Banjo Co. is showcasing a different side with the release of their brand new single, Sadie Danced A Hole In Her Stocking. Released today via Pinecastle Records, it’s the lead single from the South Carolina based group’s next album.

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Millworker – Marty Raybon

Millworker – Marty Raybon

Marty Raybon Joins Tony Wray on New James Taylor Tribute Single Bonfire Music Group has unveiled the next chapter of the upcoming James Taylor tribute project. The new single Millworker is out now, and features lead vocals from Grammy winning recording artist Marty...

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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

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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