• SPBGMA Midwest winners for 2017

    The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the winners of their 43rd annual Midwest Bluegrass Music Awards. The awards were given out at the end of their 34th Midwest Convention, held January 13-14 at the

  • SPBGMA award nominees for 2017

    The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has announced the nominees for their 43rd annual Bluegrass Music Awards. The winners will be announced and trophies awarded during the Society's National Convention which runs February 2-5, 2017 at

  • Chuck Stearman passes

    Charles Ray Stearman, the founder of the long running Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, has died at 79. Known as Chuck to family and friends, he had been living in a nursing facility in Brookfield, MO, a short

  • Bluegrass Outlaws at SPBGMA

    Here's a look at The Bluegrass Outlaws, the winners of the 2016 International Band Championship at last weekend's National SPBGMA Convention in Nashville. The band is fronted by Becky Monk on bass with her husband Chris Monk on banjo, Wesley Wolfe on

  • SPBGMA 2016 notes

    We had a blast this year at the SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. As always, it's great to re-connect with old friends and make new ones, with more high-quality music being played than you could ever hope to see in

  • Mountain Faith at SPBGMA ’16

    We had the chance to catch a set from Mountain Faith in their new stage configuration this past weekend at SPBGMA. It was a fast-paced, high-energy show that ran through a combination of the songs from their various albums, the grassified

  • 2016 SPBGMA National Bluegrass Awards

    Tonight's 42nd annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville didn't come off completely without incident. About halfway through the show, MC Jeff Weaver from Rarely Herd took a tumble off the back of the stage, grabbing and pulling down several

  • 2016 SPBGMA International Band Championships

    The results are in from the 2016 International Band Championships held during the annual SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. Bands are invited to compete from all over the US for this prestigious competition that awards $10,000 in prizes to the top ten

  • D60 reso-guitar missing from SPBGMA

    It's the worst nightmare for a picker. You borrow an instrument to take to a festival, and it turns up missing. Now you not only have no instrument, but have to face explaining the loss to a trusting friend. That's the

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