Shades of Blue by Kristy Cox

Kristy Cox is starting the year off strong with her brand-new, full-length album Shades of Blue expected February 4, 2022 via Billy Blue Records....

New Ballard Branch From Darren Beachley

Longtime bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Darren Beachley branches out into a new Bluegrass/ Americana sound with his new single and lyric video – New Ballard Branch.

The Bluegrass Standard Features Women of Bluegrass

The January 2022 issue of The Bluegrass Standard is their biggest ever, and features women of bluegrass such as Hazel Dickens, Anne Gerrard and Laurie Lewis

Crowe, Emerson and Osborne Remembered

Following their passing this past year, Pete Wernick reflects on the three banjo giants, JD Crowe, Bill Emerson and Sonny Osborne.

Tamworth 2022 Postponed

Festival organisers are now planning to hold the 50th Anniversary event from 18-24 April 2022, with many of the same features, including the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards held over a shorter period.

Like a Flowing River – James Reams

This highly anticipated project comes on the heels of his successful documentary film, Like A Flowing River: A Bluegrass Passage last year.

Australian Bluegrass News

Uncle Dave Macon Disertation

Uncle Dave Macon Disertation

Corbin F. Hayslett has received a citation for his submitted thesis on Uncle Dave Macon, surveying his banjo styles and looking past his entertaining showmanship.

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MountainGrass 2021 Cancelled

MountainGrass 2021 Cancelled

Australia’s foremost bluegrass and old-time music festival has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty with Covid restrictions in various Australian states.

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Manjimup Music Weekend

Manjimup Music Weekend

Bluegrass Parkway and Jeremy Marcotte have a great weekend of workshops and performances lined up for the weekend.

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International News

Vale Byron Berline – 1944 -2021

Vale Byron Berline – 1944 -2021

A three-time champion at the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival in Idaho, Byron Berline has died after suffering a stroke earlier this month.

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New Releases

Merle Monroe – Harlan Darlin’

Merle Monroe – Harlan Darlin’

Merle Monroe unveils the newest single from the record, Harlan Darlin’. The upbeat track is available along with the full album for download and streaming.

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Andrew Crawford – Always Another Mountain

Andrew Crawford – Always Another Mountain

Andrew Crawford’s debut solo record The Lonesome Season is set for official release. It marks the South Carolina native’s first solo venture into Bluegrass and features: Shawn Lane, Aaron Ramsey and Josh Harris.

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I Surely Will Be Singing – Tammy Rogers & Thomm Jutz

I Surely Will Be Singing – Tammy Rogers & Thomm Jutz

Mountain Fever Records has released I Surely Will Be Singing by Tammy Rogers & Thomm Jutz. The single premiered on The Bluegrass Situation Friday, and releases worldwide to the public today This song is from their upcoming album of new original music Surely Will...

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IBMA News

2020 IBMA Industry Awards

2020 IBMA Industry Awards

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the recipients of the 2020 Industry Awards, awarded today as part of this week’s IBMA Virtual World of Bluegrass. The 2020 Industry Awards, hosted this year by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, and...

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IBMA Membership

IBMA Membership

When take out IBMA Membership, donate to the IBMA Trust Fund, or the IBMA Foundation, you make the bluegrass world a stronger place.

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Video Vault

Frank Turner

Frank Turner in isolation turns to learning bluegrass – Blackberry Blossom.

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