• Dr. and Mrs. Banjo head to Mother Russia

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, and his lovely wife Joan will be headed to Russia this summer to participate in the Russia-America Bluegrass Jamboree in July. This is the first event of its kind, being organized in part by the Consulate

  • G2 – new CD and US tour launch soon

    Speaking of Swedish bluegrass... G2, the world-traveling bluegrassers from Sweden, will soon be winging their way westward to the USA, where they will take up residence for the summer. They have shows booked all across the country, starting with the Father's

  • Vote for Swedish Bluegrass

    Talang 2010 is the 2010 version of Sweden's Got Talent. Swedish bluegrass group Cold Mountain Band made it as far as the semi-finals before the show's judges passed over them. But it's not over yet. Only two groups were selected

  • Sunset Drive in Japan

    Maro Kawabata is a Japanese native who came to the states some 20 years ago. His interest in bluegrass music led him to record a solo project for Copper Creek Records, Carolina Blue, in 2001, and then plan a tour

  • German Bluegrass Music Association

    As the popularity of bluegrass music continues to grow around the world, a new bluegrass association has taken shape in Germany. The German Bluegrass Music Association (GBMA) was publicly launched during the 8th International Bluegrass Festival in Bühl -Baden, on May

  • EWOB 2010 – Award Winners

    More news from Europe today. The European World of Bluegrass recently concluded, and this years award winners have been announced. The awards are given in two different ways. First, the musicians performing at the event vote to elect from among their

  • EBMA Announces New Board Members

    Last Thursday, May 13, 2010, was the annual membership assembly of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA). One outcome of the assembly was the election of new board members. The board of the EBMA now consists of seven members, each from

  • The Downtown Ramblers

    Each year in the month of May, the largest bluegrass event in Europe takes place, the European World of Bluegrass (EWOB). This year's event kicks off later this week, running May 13-15, 2010. Since IBMA recently announced the lineup of

  • New video from Bononia Grass

    We heard recently from Gian Luca Naldi, banjo picker with Italian bluegrassers Bononia Grass. The band has been recording in Bologna, working on their second CD release, which they hope to have out sometime this summer. Luca sent along this video

  • The Cubero Brothers

    Here's a fun story from Spain. We heard from Roberto Cubero, who performs along with his brother Enrique as Los Hermanos Cubero (The Cubero Brothers). Roberto plays mandolin and Enrique guitar, and they recently won first prize in the Premio