• Bluegrass Row video contest 2010

    We've just received word from Erio Meili of the Sao Paulo Bluegrass Music Association in Brazil, with word of an international bluegrass competition the SPBMA is hosting called Bluegrass Row. Erio is inviting bands from all over the world to make

  • Expedition Quartet to St. Petersburg

    Colorado banjo player Jake Schepps and his band, Expedition Quartet, have just arrived in Russia. They have been invited to compete in the 1st Annual Terem Crossover in St. Petersburg this week, where they will go up against dozens of

  • European Bluegrass Summit, round 2

    Richard Hawkins, proprietor of the Bluegrass Ireland Blog - and a regular contributor to the European Bluegrass Blog - has a new piece about the second European Bluegrass Summit at Bühl, Germany, held February 5-7, 2010. Richard contributed an overview of

  • Lilly Drumeva – Lovin’ You

    Bulagrian bluegrass songstress Lilly Drumeva has a new CD on Polysound Records. Lovin' You was recorded in both Bulgaria, with her band Lilly Of The West, and in Czech Republic, where she recorded with Czech grassers Monogram. The album features covers

  • Randy Kohrs to tour with G2

    Randy Kohrs, whose new CD Quicksand is out today (1/12), has announced plans to tour in Europe during the Spring of 2010. The tour is being arranged by Swedish grassers G2, who will accompany Kohrs on the road. G2 banjo picker

  • Bluegrass Jamboree a hit in Germany

    We had posted back in October about Bluegrass Jamboree, a package show that toured in Germany during the month of December. This was said to be the first such show of its kind, which included sets from Beverly Smith &

  • Another bluegrass baby!

    Erik Igelström, mandolinist with G2, and his wife Hanna, are celebrating the birth of their second son. "On Thursday 26th of November 1:05 p.m. (local Swedish time), we had our second son at Södersjukhuset in Stockholm. We actually haven't decided

  • G2 at IBMA

    G2 is another example of a band that took full advantage of their opportunities at IBMA this year. The trip from Sweden involves considerable expense and preparation, and these five talented musicians were determined to leave as big a footprint