• Iranian Folk Musicians Visit The Bluegrass Museum

    Bluegrass had international influences bound up in its genesis, but it developed as a uniquely American music form. As the genre has matured, it has grown to become a truly international musical style, with fans and practitioners of the music

  • Bluegrass Jamboree 2010

    The package show Bluegrass Jamboree is once again winding its way across Germany this December, just as they did on the debut pilgrimage last year. The tour is managed by Rainer Zellner, who has long promoted bluegrass music in Germany. It

  • Femme Fatale video from Toy Hearts

    The Toy Hearts have released a music video for the special radio mix of the title track from Femme Fatale, their most recent CD. It presents the Johnson girls (Hannah and Sophia) in hot swing, high fashion style. Hannah carries the

  • Femme Fatale – new single from Toy Hearts

    The singing Johnson sisters, i.e., England's Toy Hearts, have released the first single from their new Femme Fatale CD. It's the title track, in a special radio edit, offered for sale as a digital download through iTunes. Femme Fatale features Toy

  • G2- Untapped Routes

    This week saw the release of Untapped Routes from Sweden's G2, an occasion which led to them being offered the opportunity to perform on Bingolotto, the Kingdom's top game show on national television. Banjo picker Jens Koch tells us that the

  • Banjo instruction in Spanish

    In our continuing coverage of the Spanish bluegrass scene... Lluis Gómez, influential Spanish banjo pioneer and long-time member of the Barcelona Bluegrass Band, has just published the first-ever banjo instruction book in Spanish. Manual de iniciación al banjo de cinco cuerdas

  • Promoting bluegrass in Europe

    This post is a contribution from Terri Holloway, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See her profile here. Bluegrass, apparently, isn't quite as popular in Europe as we all believe. At least according to Rainer Zellner, promoter, and Hansjoerg Malonek, cultural