• Waldemar Matuska passes

    Our friend Lilly Pavlak wrote from Switzerland to share news of the passing of Waldemar Matu?°ka, a popular Czech country and bluegrass artist. Living in the US at the time of his death, Matu?°ka was a musical hero in the

  • Richard F. Thompson assumes the position…

    ...of editor at British Bluegrass News. We have been privileged to publish much of Richard's writing here on Bluegrass Today this past few years, and congratulate both he and the British Bluegrass Music Association, who publishes BBN, for his being elevated

  • EWOB Winners

    May is Bluegrass month and accordingly, the European Bluegrass Music Association held its 12th annual EWOB Festival in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands. One of the highlights of the EWOB festival is the voting for European Bluegrass Band of the Year. There

  • Gold Heart UK tour video

    A video overview of Gold Heart's recent tour to the UK is now available online. It was created by Gold Heart along with Jens Koch, who played banjo with the band while they were gone across the sea. The video

  • Bluegrass alive and well…in Europe

    We are always encouraged to see main stream media coverage of our beloved musical genre. When that coverage is in a major news outlet like the New York Times, it's even better. Yesterday the NYT published a story in its "Arts"

  • Bononia Grass #1 on OurStage.com

    Bononia Grass, from Bologna in Italy, finished the month of March with the #1 video in the live performance category on OurStage.com, a social network-like site where fans vote on new music uploaded by independent artists. Their street performance of Six

  • Berklee College goes to Ireland

    Berklee College of Music has been showing a lot of interest in acoustic, stringed music in the last few years. The formation of the acoustic string principal at the school has led to recruiting forays at IBMA and other bluegrass

  • RFD-TV on European television

    Sky TV introduced a new channel to its satellite service in the Europe earlier this month with the addition of Rural TV, the international dimension of RFD-TV, which was founded to provide 24-hour TV for rural America. The station, which features

  • British Bluegrass News – Spring 2009

    The Spring 2009 issue of British Bluegrass News (#48) will soon be mailed to subscribers. The Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys grace the cover, and the magazine also carries a feature on this popular group from the west country of England. There are