• EBMA seeks New Direction 

    The recently re-constituted European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) board, with Irish banjo player living in Belgium Eugene O’Brien as the chairperson, has issued a mission statement indicating a new direction for organization. The EBMA came into being in February 2001 following

  • EBMA announces new Board of Directors

    The European Bluegrass Music Association has selected several new members for their Board of Directors. At their annual meeting at the Munich Bluegrass Festival earlier this month, four current members left the Board: Angelika Torrie, Rienk Janssen, Petr Brandejs and Christopher Howard-Williams. Their

  • Photos from European Bluegrass Gathering

    Thanks to Stu Vincent, a newly-assigned member of the Board of Directors for the European Bluegrass Music Association, for sending along these photos from the presentation of awards at last weekend's European Bluegrass Gathering during the Munich Bluegrass Festival in

  • EBMA Pioneers and Personalities Project

    The first round of Bluegrass Pioneer and Personalities awards has been announced by the European Bluegrass Music Association. This special award category was created during 2012 by the EBMA to recognize the most influential figures in the European bluegrass community, both

  • On this Day #6 – Angelika Torrie

    On this day in 1968 ………. On November 6, 1968, Angelika Torrie was born. The long-time treasurer of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA), was born and raised in Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland. She grew up in an environment where classical music was

  • The I in IBMA

    The international bluegrass music community, the I in IBMA, will, as usual, have a very strong presence during the World of Bluegrass week in the Nashville Convention Center (NCC) this coming week (9/26-10/1). The European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) will have

  • Blackjack wins at La Roche

    Lilly Pavlak has a piece up on the European Bluegrass Music Association blog about the prestigious band competition at this past weekend's La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France. She reports that the winners for 2011 are: Blackjack (Czech Republic) Blueland (Slovakia) Lazy Tater (Netherlands) Blackjack

  • EWOB 2011 in photos

    Once again, Jan de Mooy has sent along a terrific gallery of photos from the European World of Bluegrass, which took place in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands last week. Like its counterpart in the US, the International Bluegrass Music Association, EWOB

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