Category: Non-US bluegrass news

Bluegrass delegation to Kazakhstan

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Among the many interesting people we met this year at the World of Bluegrass convention were Damon Postle and Danny Bermel, a pair of doctoral students at the University of Georgia. They are in the process of developing pre-service teacher training in bluegrass music for students at […]


Russian club celebrates 20 Years of bluegrass

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

“It was twenty years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play…” Quick – what are the first 5 things that pop into your head when you think bluegrass. Odds are, one of those things isn’t “Russia.” But there is bluegrass here, and one small […]


Night Drivers in Güglingen

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Güglingen, Germany. Day 8 of European tour: We just wrapped up a show at the Altes Theater in Heilbronn, Germany. As with last week’s show in Prague, this was a double bill with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. It’s a charming venue for music, and […]


New music from Grazztrio

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grazztrio, a Spanish string band who writes and performs original instrumental music on banjo, mandolin, and bass, have released a couple of new tunes. The group consists of Lluis Gómez on banjo, Oriol González on mandolin, and Maribel Rivero on bass. The new pieces also feature […]


Henhouse Prowlers do Zambia

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. This report of their time in Zambia comes from guitarist Star Moss. Day 1 For those just tuning in: the Henhouse Prowlers are on our second American Music Abroad (AMA) trip to Africa. […]


Photos from KazCamp 2015

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kaz Inaba sent along this batch of photos from his 3rd annual Kazuhiro Inaba Bluegrass Camp, hosted in the Japanese town of Mino, Osaka on May 17. From the name, you might think this was an instructional event, but it’s actually a bluegrass performance festival. It’s great […]


Henhouse Prowlers share bluegrass in Rwanda

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Henhouse Prowlers have returned to Africa on another cultural exchange mission for the US government. Here is a report from banjo picker Ben Wright on their time in Rwanda. To be honest, Rwanda knocked us off our feet and left us stunned from the moment we […]


Another award for Niall Toner

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irish bluegrass singer and songwriter Niall Toner has accepted yet another award for his music. He was named Songwriter Of The Year for 2015 at the Leinster Entertainment Awards Show, held at the Kilashee House Hotel, near Naas, in County Kildare. Toner performed on the show with his band, […]


EBMA announces 2015 Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities Awards

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Bluegrass Music Association, the unaffiliated counterpart to the International Bluegrass Music Association in the US, has announced the 2015 recipients of their Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities Awards. This serves as a Hall of Fame of sorts, noting musicians, promoters, journalists, DJs, luthiers,and experts of various […]


Henhouse Prowlers in the Congo

| November 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Ben Wright, banjo picker with Henhouse Prowlers has agreed to share occasional reports from the band’s African adventure, touring with American Voices program on behalf of the US Department of State. Here’s his first dispatch. So much has happened in so little time here in Congo […]