Australian Bluegrass News
Sydney Bluegrass Gathering
The next bluegrass and old-time music gathering is set for Saturday 6th May at the Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale.
Mulgowie Jam April 2023
The Mulgowie Jamming weekend will be a great opportunity to play with other passionate Bluegrass and Old Time folk in the beautiful surrounds of Mulgowie, approx 1hr and 43 mins from Gold Coast.
Mountaingrass 2023 Applications Open
Mountaingrass is the official festival of the Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association of Australia (ABOTMA).
The festival aims to present performances of bluegrass and traditional old-time music, related workshops, and opportunities for attendees to share with each other through jamming and picking sessions.
Bluegrass Ridge, the premier bluegrass television series, is a weekly half hour program featuring music videos from Bluegrass’s biggest artists and up and coming artists in the genre.
Bill Monroe Music Park Alliance
Planning a trip to the US anytime soon. Here is some news from Wilson Pickin’s on a new alliance with festival programming for the Bill Monroe Music Park.
The Bluegrass Standard April 2023
The Bluegrass Standard Magazine April 2023. Here is this months edition of the Bluegrass Standard. In this April issue, the Bluegrass Standard shares some of America’s most scenic places filled with bluegrass music, like Branson, Missouri, and Boulder, Colorado, where...
Andrew Crawford and Brandi Colt Single
Andrew Crawford and Brandi Colt new single out today via Bonfire Music Group, All I See Is You marks the pair’s third single together and latest from their forthcoming full-length album coming soon.
Kody Norris – Rhinestone Revival
Rebel Records has announced the upcoming release from The Kody Norris Show. Set for release on 2nd June, 2023, their second effort with Rebel, Rhinestone Revival has everything that their fans love from The Kody Norris Show and more. The album boasts a dozen...
Rick Lang – Great Stone Face
Grammy-nominated songwriter and New Hampshire native Rick Lang and friend Evan Richert collaborated on the song Great Stone Face to offer a musical tribute to celebrate the legacy of New Hampshire’s Old Man of The Mountain.
Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road – Uncle Lloyd.
Named Momentum Band of the Year by IBMA in 2019, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road have been recognized as one of the fastest growing bands in the industry.
Danny Burns – Danny Boy
Critically-acclaimed American Roots artist Danny Burns is joined by Grammy winner Tim O’Brien on the brand new single, Danny Boy, a moving and stunning rendition of this all-time favourite Irish classic ballad.
International Band Performance Grant
The IBMA established the International Band Performance Grant Program to assist international bands in attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass, develop bluegrass events and audiences globally, and help increase opportunities for everyone involved in the music.
2022 IBMA Awards
Béla Fleck wins “Album of the Year”, “Instrumental Group of the Year”, “Instrumental Recording of the Year” and “Banjo Player of the Year” at 33rd Annual IBMA Awards.
IBMA 2022 Industry Award Recipients
IBMA Announces 2022 Industry Award Recipients The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the recipients of the 2022 Industry Awards, awarded today as part of this week’s IBMA World of Bluegrass. The 2022 IBMA Industry Awards, sponsored by the...
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.
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.
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...