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.

Sandford Festival Stage Fundraising Project

The Sandford Bush Music Festival is raising money for a new stage. Fundraising for the project was going well and looked promising for festival organisers, however, the fundraising has now slowed down to a stand still and needs help.

Australian Bluegrass News

Back to the Hills – High Street Drifters

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.

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Sandford Festival Stage Fundraising Project

Sandford Festival Stage Fundraising Project

The Sandford Bush Music Festival is raising money for a new stage. Fundraising for the project was going well and looked promising for festival organisers, however, the fundraising has now slowed down to a stand still and needs help.

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New Website For Bluegrass Parkway

New Website For Bluegrass Parkway

Australia’s favourite bluegrass band, Bluegrass Parkway hold true to the origins of this exciting musical genre, capturing the magic of the golden years of bluegrass and now have a new website.

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International News

Tribute To Earl Scruggs – Tony Trischka

Tribute To Earl Scruggs – Tony Trischka

One of Earl’s most ardent students Tony Trischka, has paid tribute to the master of the 5-string banjo, through his soon to be released Earl Jam – A Tribute to Earl Scruggs, from which the song below Brown’s Ferry Blues is released.

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VALE Terry Baucom

VALE Terry Baucom

Terry Baucom was born on October 6, 1952, in Monroe, North Carolina. He enjoyed a remarkable career over fifty years in bluegrass music as a banjo player, band leader, and singer.

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New Releases

Route 3 Releases Don’t Know What I’ll Do.

Route 3 Releases Don’t Know What I’ll Do.

Route 3 Release New Single - Don't Know What I'll Do. Missouri-based Bluegrass band Route 3 has just released a new single -.Don't Know What I’ll Do. Available today, Don't Know What I’ll Do.</em marks the lead single from the group’s forthcoming...

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Holiday Religion – Andy Lowe

Holiday Religion – Andy Lowe

Mountain Fever Records has just announced the release of Andy Lowe’s newest single called, Holiday Religion. This new track is a light-hearted, timeless classic with gospel ties that question the church-going holiday crowd.

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Tidalwave Road – Time And Money

Tidalwave Road – Time And Money

Pinecastle Records has announced the addition of Tidalwave Road to its evolving artist roster. The Kentucky based group has released their first radio single with the label will be Time And Money.

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IBMA News

Two New Awards For IBMA

Two New Awards For IBMA

The IBMA Board of Directors has announced it the addition of two new awards so the association can broaden its recognition of achievement by bluegrass music industry professionals.

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IBMA Bluegrass Live Youth Stage

IBMA Bluegrass Live Youth Stage

The IBMA Youth Council is now accepting applications from young artists to perform on the IBMA Bluegrass Live Youth Stage, with full set opportunities for youth bands and musicians on the stage across the two-day festival.

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2023 IBMA World of Bluegrass

2023 IBMA World of Bluegrass

World of Bluegrass Tickets on Sale From April. Ticket sales will open to IBMA Members starting at 10 a.m. CT on April 4 and to the general public at 10 a.m. CT on April 18. Hotel rooms at the Marriott, Sheraton, and Residence Inn are preferred by most attendees...

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Video Store

Gentle On My Mind

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.

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St Anne’s Reel

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. 

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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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