• California Report: Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow is a frequent bluegrass blogger, IBMA board member, and bass player for the roots pop band Front Country. Originally from North Carolina, Jeremy now resides in Nashville and though he is not California based, he qualifies as next

  • California Report – Lucy Smith

    Lucy Smith from Chico, California is a guitar picker, singer, promoter, jammer and for the last 5 years, head of the California Bluegrass Association's IBMA Hospitality and Showcase Suite in Raleigh, NC. She’s passing that torch to very experienced and

  • California Report – John McKelvy

    This month we welcome San Francisco Bay Area high lonesome singer, guitarist, songwriter, and activist, John McKelvy. DB: Hi John, thanks for your time. You have a very distinctive mountain voice. Is this something you’ve always had or did it take

  • California Report – Phil Salazar

    Phil Salazar (on fiddle), with Phil Salazar & The Kin Folk This month we are thrilled to chat with Southern California bluegrass legend musician and instructor, Phil Salazar. Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk have been playing their unique mix of

  • California Report: An interview with Larry Cohea

    To west coast grassers, Larry Cohea really needs no introduction. Larry is a California Bluegrass Association and Northern California Bluegrass Society Lifetime Achievement Honoree, and member of many seminal Bay Area bluegrass bands such as High Country, Blue and Lonesome, and