Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Ben Eldridge to accept 2015 Monument Award

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Forty-four years after he invited some friends over to play music in his Bethesda, MD, basement, Ben Eldridge is on a roll. Last fall, he and other original members of the Seldom Scene were inducted into IBMA’s bluegrass hall of fame. This Friday, he’ll receive […]

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IBMA Showcase application deadline this week

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The good folks at the International Bluegrass Music Association asked us to remind everyone that this Saturday is the deadline to get your application in for an official showcase spot during the Bluegrass Ramble at the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. The […]

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2015 SPBGMA winners

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Grammys weren’t the only major awards being distributed in the music world this past weekend. Last night in Nashville the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America (SPBGMA) announced the winners of their annual poll during the 41st Annual Bluegrass Music Awards. […]

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The 2015 Bluegrass Grammy goes to…

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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At yesterday’s Grammy Awards, the 57th annual presentation, The Earls of Leicester won for Best Bluegrass Album. What a treat for bluegrass loyalists to see the music of Flatt & Scruggs honored by The Recording Academy. Old Crow Medicine Show’s Remedy won the award for […]

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Bluegrass at the Australian Country Music Awards

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass was front-and-center in last week’s 43rd annual Country Music Awards of Australia. There have almost always been grassers picking up trophies, known as the Golden Guitars, at the ceremony, but 2015 marked the first time that Country Music Australia bestowed a specific category to Aussie bluegrass. […]

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IBMM launches Executive Director search

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced the official launch of their search for a new Executive Director to replace Gabrielle Gray, who had announced that she would be stepping down in December. Gray will continue to manage the organization’s annual music festival, ROMP, but […]

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2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s awards season in Tinseltown, as you can tell if you open a newspaper or turn on the TV. But it’s not just for the movies, or just in southern California. Over the weekend, the 8th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards were distributed during the […]

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BBU Heritage Award winners announced

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Boston Bluegrass Union has announced the 2015 recipients of their BBU Heritage Awards. These awards are presented annually to honor artists and others who have made substantial contributions to bluegrass music in New England and beyond. For 2015, the winners are Berklee College of Music in […]

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Growing bluegrass music in Reno

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Surely many of our readers live in areas that might be described as a “bluegrass wasteland.” These may be places where some bluegrass fans may live, but no one is actively sponsoring or promoting the music at live shows. Or it could be a spot where the locals just […]

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41st annual SPBGMA Midwest award winners

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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While preparing for the National convention of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America next month in Nashville, we should mention that the organization held a regional convention and awards presentation earlier in January. The 41st Annual Midwest Awards Show was hosted by SPBGMA […]

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