Category: Non-US bluegrass news

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 […]


Mustered Courage heading stateside in September

| August 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Aussie grassers Mustered Courage are making a trip to the US at the end of the summer. They’ll have to head back before the big IBMA bash in Raleigh, but they will play a Nashville showcase during the Americana Music Festival September 18, along with […]


Grasstowne in Scandinavia

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grasstowne is now a few days into their summer tour of Scandinavia. The band is finishing up a week in Finland, and will be heading to Norway later this week. Fearless leader (and mandolinist) Alan Bibey has promised to send us updates and photos as […]


Bluegrass in Ireland moved to Facebook

| May 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the retirement of Richard Hawkins, originator and manager of The Bluegrass Ireland Blog, the task of keeping the enthusiastic Irish bluegrass scene informed online has fallen to Ray O’Brien, who keeps things up to date with the Bluegrass In Ireland Facebook group. Ray invites everyone […]