Tag: Bluegrass Youth

Winners announced for Scott Street Five Strings Finals

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fortunately, the weather cleared sufficiently on Saturday afternoon to hold the Scott Street Five Strings Finals in Richmond, VA during the Richmond Folk Festival. Three finalists had been chosen from video submissions in both bluegrass and clawhammer categories, who competed before judges including Josh Bearman, Sheila Kay […]


Young folks at World of Bluegrass 2016

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

IBMA has done a fantastic job finding ways to include and encourage youth to come and participate at the 2016 World of Bluegrass conference and festival. There were plenty of activities for kids who play music, and for those who don’t. Since 2012 IBMA has had a […]


Cary, NC Bluegrass Camps for Youth

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week young bluegrassers in central North Carolina are hard at work boning up on their musical chops at the Youth Bluegrass Camps in Cary, NC. Located just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, these camps are sponsored and administered by PineCone – The Piedmont […]


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 […]