Tag: Bluegrass Youth

Young Uns #4 – Samantha Casey

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Samantha Casey’s dad plays the banjo, and both her parents sing. They taught her to sing harmony around the house as a little child. Her mother learned to clog in high school and played the banjo in college but gave it up when she had […]


Calling all youth bands – to Wide Open Bluegrass

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The IBMA Youth Council is on the hunt for ten young bands to showcase at their Youth Stage during this year’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Festivities will run September 30 and October 1 and a special outdoor stage will be provided for young […]


Kickin’ Back with Georgia Rae

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kickin’ Back with Georgia Rae is a new, weekly bluegrass radio show on WBNL in Boonville, IN. Hosting on Saturday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. is 16 year old Georgia Rae, a two-time state fiddle champion and lover of bluegrass music. Georgia performs with her two […]


Handsome Molly video from Cup O’Joe

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a new Irish band to keep an eye on, Cup O’Joe. It’s a trio of siblings from Northern Ireland, the Agnews, who perform together playing both bluegrass and gypsy jazz. Benjamin is the eldest at 20, on bass, with Reuben (18) on guitar and mandolin, and […]


Cane Mill Road is Argentina bound

| April 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Teenaged bluegrass trio Cane Mill Road have been invited to represent the USA by playing three concerts at the world’s largest international music festival for children, El Concierto En Iguazu (Iguazu in Concert) that takes place in Argentina from 25 to 30 May2015. Cane Mill […]


Bluegrass siblings at HoustonFest

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jordan Laney wrote earlier this week about the youth focus of last weekend’s HoustonFest in Galax, VA. Here is some video proof of why it’s important to support and nourish young grassers. This video shows 3 sets of teen bluegrass siblings plying their trade. Jimmy […]


Registration open for KSMU Youth in Bluegrass

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2014 KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest, held during the annual Bluegrass and BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. The competition, which awards $4000 in prize money over 5 places, will be held on May 24 […]


Close Kin follow-up to feature young pickers

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Karl Cooler of Mountain Roads Recordings and singer, songwriter and producer Johnny Williams have teamed up for a follow-up to their 2011 collaboration, Close Kin-A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old Time Music. That album was just what the title suggests, a pairing of artists in […]


Hot pickin’ kids all over IBMA

| October 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

The IBMA has been doing a great job of trying to come up with ways to encourage young pickers to be play bluegrass and to be a part of the IBMA. The future of bluegrass, after all, does lie in their hands. With that in […]


Young Uns #2 – Ashley Lilly

| July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

“When we saw first saw Ashley her father, Dr. Everett Lilly, said she was just starting to sing publicly. It was at WOB 2008, and she was 10 years old. I believe that was the last year of the Roots and Branches stage over in […]