EBMA Pioneers and Personalities Project

| March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 past and present. It […]


Niall Toner named EBMA European Bluegrass Personality of the Year

| March 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Irish bluegrass balladeer Niall Toner has just been announced as the recipient of the first annual EBMA European Bluegrass Personality of the Year award. It will be presented on March 16 during the 5th annual Bluegrass Summit in Prague. This new award is part of the EBMA Bluegrass […]


On this Day #6 – Angelika Torrie

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 important. At […]


The I in IBMA

| September 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

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 a booth in the […]


Blackjack wins at La Roche

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

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

| June 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

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 is organized and managed by […]


Bluegrass Europe on its own

| April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

The current April/May edition of Bluegrass Europe magazine boasts a number of milestones. Bluegrass Europe was founded and first published by Paolo Dettwiler who continued as the editor until the February/March 2011 edition, after which he retired. The magazine debuted with the April/May 1998 edition. […]


EBMA and EWOB part ways

| February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the 3rd European Bluegrass Summit (18-20 Feb. 2011) recently concluded in Bühl, Germany, the news has been announced that the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) and the European World of Bluegrass (EWOB) Festival have amicably divorced one another. The two organizations have long enjoyed a “special relationship” which […]


Photos from the La Roche bluegrass festival

| August 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here is a gallery of photos I have been meaning to get up for three weeks now! Thanks so much to Lilly Pavlak who took these at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France which ran from July 28-August 1. Lily was especially proud to […]


The future of Bluegrass Europe magazine

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

The European Bluegrass Blog has been posting some news recently concerning the future of Bluegrass Europe magazine. It seems the board of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) has decided to continue publication of the magazine, as a stand-alone publication beginning with the April 2011 […]