• IBMA Foundation announces $14,000 in 2020 grants

    The IBMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced the recipients of their 2020 grants. The Foundation functions as a bundler for donors who wish to make contributions to further the growth of bluegrass music, but

  • 2020 SPBGMA Award winners

    The 2020 Awards ceremony for the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America were held tonight at the Music City Sheraton in Nashville, TN. Amid performances by The Grascals, Nothin’ Fancy, Lonesome River Band, and The Farm Hands, awards were announced

  • Can’t Get Behind video from Wood Belly

    Wood Belly has released a music video for the track Can't Get Behind in conjunction with their new album dropping today. It moves at a frantic pace, just like the song. "We're so excited to release Man on the Radio," says banjo

  • Glenville State students at SPBGMA

    ETSU isn't the only college sending students from their bluegrass program to the SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville this weekend. Glenville State College in West Virginia is taking a busload from their department, along with some well-wishers and members of the

  • Gospel bluegrass focus starting at ETSU

    East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has offered a degree program in Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, and Country Music Studies for several years now. For maybe two decades before granting the degree, the program existed as a study focus

  • Don’t Know Why video from Robert Mabe

    Robert Mabe, North Carolina banjo player, singer, and songwriter, has dropped a music video for his latest single, Don't Know Why. It perfectly captures the mid-winter feel of this time of year, as he and the members of his group perform

  • Wes Corbett to Sam Bush Band

    The Sam Bush Band has announced that Wes Corbett will join the group on banjo. He steps into the spot filled by Scott Vestal this past 15 years. The native of Bainbridge, Washington comes to Bush after an already stellar career