• On this Day #6 – Angelika Torrie

    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

  • 2013 Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship, established by to Aussie grassers The Davidson Brothers and Pacific International Music. The program is available to Australian residents under 26 years old who play or sing bluegrass music, with a $1500 cash

  • Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa in Europe

    Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa have recently returned from several weeks touring in Europe, with special guest Mike Scott on banjo in tow. Taylor sent along this quick recap of their time across the pond, along with a number of photos. We

  • Traditional bluegrass in German

    It is becoming more and more common for bluegrass artists in non-English speaking parts of the world to write and sing songs in their native tongues. In the earliest days of bluegrass reaching beyond North America, most students of the music

  • Curtis Blackwell Band to tour Ireland

    Former Blue Grass Boy Curtis Blackwell has announced plans to tour Ireland in June 2012. The tour will include eleven shows in twelve days, most of which it appears are being held in community Arts Centres. (It's wonderful to see how

  • Gibson Brothers heading for Europe

    Following this weekend's Merlefest The Gibson Brothers are heading to Europe for a week of shows that will take them to Denmark, Germany, France and Italy. They play Merlefest tomorrow (4/28) and have a show in Denmark the following Wednesday. The

  • Another award for the Davidson Brothers

    The Davidson Brothers, Australia's top bluegrass group, picked up three more major awards last week, this time at the Tasmanian Independent Artist Recognition Awards. Keep in mind that these were not acoustic, folk or bluegrass honors; they are inclusive of all

  • Meet Me In Yokohama, Mama, Part Ni

    No, that’s not a reference to the Knights Who Say “Ni!” – Ni is Japanese for Deux. When we left our intrepid travelers Kelly Stockwell and Paul Millman of Vermont, they were winging their way to Japan on a business trip