• Bluegrass Europe on its own

    The current April/May edition of Bluegrass Europe magazine boasts a number of milestones. Bluegrass Europe was founded and first published by Paolo Dettwiler who continued as the editor until the February/March 2011 edition, after which he retired. The magazine debuted

  • Downtown Ramblers: On The Other Side Of The City

    The Downtown Ramblers (Gothenburg, Sweden) were voted European Bluegrass Band of the Year in 2009, just a few short months after releasing their first, self-titled, CD. That recording featured  all original material. The band's sound is a unique blend of

  • Dustin Benson to Special C

    Special Consensus has announced that Dustin Benson is the new guitarist with the band. He is replacing Ryan Roberts, who had been with Special C since the Fall of 2009. Dustin is a native of South Alabama, and comes from a

  • Toy Hearts equipment stolen

    Our British bluegrass buddies Toy Hearts have suffered the ultimate indignity to befall the touring musician. Last night (4/6) they found all their sound gear stolen in Birmingham (in the UK). Someone broke into their van and took it all. They are

  • Banjo for St. Paddy

    For all our Irish friends - and those who go green for the feast of St. Patrick - here's a new video from Chris Kavanagh, complete with banjo and fiddle. The song is Paddy's Day and it voices the general public

  • Prowlers in Wolfersheim

    Here's the ninth report by The Henhouse Prowlers from their ongoing European tour. This comes from banjo picker and founding member, Ben Wright. The guys have promised daily reports (with photos) from

  • Henhouse Prowlers in Olen

    Here's the eighth report by The Henhouse Prowlers from their ongoing European tour. This comes from bass player and founding member, Jon Goldfine. The guys have promised daily reports (with

  • Chinese Bluegrass Orchestration

    What happens when a North Carolina native builds a career in experimental music composition and then becomes fascinated with the sounds of a 10 piece traditional chinese ensemble? Why Chinese bluegrass of course! William Duckworth grew up in the mountains of

  • Henhouse Prowlers in Gierle

    Here's the sixth report by The Henhouse Prowlers from their ongoing European tour. This comes from bass player and founding member, Jon Goldfine. The guys have promised daily reports (with photos) from