• Pickin’ In The Kitchen with Southern Skies

    Troy Engle & Southern Skies have launched a new online video series that combines their two primary passions - eating and bluegrass music! Shot in the kitchen of Troy and his wife, Mandy's, home in southern Pennsylvania, Pickin' In The Kitchen

  • Neal “Banjo Man” James passes

    Neal James, who appeared on several seasons of the Animal Planet reality program, The Call of the Wildman, passed away on February 1. He was only 55 years of age, and had been dealing with multiple cardiac issues. The show captured

  • Molly Rose Band says farewell

    The Molly Rose Band, based in south central Virginia near Danville, has announced that they will cease operations after a final concert on March 1. Formed by banjo player Lynwood Lunsford after he had left Big Country Bluegrass just over three

  • Two new faces in the IBMA office

    IBMA office staff: Paul Schiminger, Amy Beth Hale, Kaitlyn Luce, Abby Lee Hood, and Eddie Huffman The office of the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville today introduces two new staff members, bringing their total to five. Recent growth in membership

  • New look for The Bluegrass Brothers

    From the deep, rolling hills of southwestern Virginia come The Bluegrass Brothers, an arch traditional band with an affinity for the Stanley sound. The group was formed in 1989 by siblings, Victor and Robert Dowdy, hence the name. Robert has since

  • IBMA Foundation announces 2019 grants

    The IBMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced the recipients of its grant funding for 2019. Awards for this year total $14,000, the largest total since the foundation was started in 2007. Grants typically run

  • Carolina Blue to Roe Entertainment

    Carolina Blue is a band on the rise. The Brevard, NC-based quintet has been riding their original, traditional sound to the top of the bluegrass world this past year, supported by a strong Pinecastle single, Rusty Rails, and the recent