• The I in IBMA

    Recently the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) announced details of this year's World of Bluegrass business conference, the Awards Show and Fan Fest, three events which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, in a continuous period from Monday, September 29

  • Richard Cifersky – Rainy Day

    Quite often we report about new CD releases that have been sent our way. It's not often that we are presented with a release from our European bluegrass brethren, so we're excited to tell you about this release. Richard Cifersky began

  • Sierra Hull in Japan

    As we mentioned last month, 16 year old mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull is in the middle of a whirlwind tour of Japan. She has just completed the first leg, performing with a group of young bluegrass all-starts, and is now touring

  • Cherryholmes At Cambridge

    A couple of days ago we mentioned some of the activities in which Cherryholmes have been involved during the summer so far. Here's some information to delight English fans of Cherryholmes' style of bluegrass. This dynamic family bluegrass band is listed

  • Workshop opportunities at IBMA

    With the annual IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention coming up (9/29-10/2), a number of instructional workshops have been scheduled in Nashville during that same time frame. Students of bluegrass instruments can take advantage of these opportunities during their visit, especially

  • Valerie Smith in Europe

    Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike begin their latest trip to Europe on Sunday with fives dates in England, followed by two in Ireland and one in Wales before playing a last show in England and then moving on to make

  • Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe in Europe

    Geez... It seems like everyone in bluegrass but me and Brance are heading for Europe this summer. Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe are in Holland and Norway this week with five shows scheduled. Wednesday July 9 - Turfschip, Nieuwkoop Thursday July 10th -

  • Grasstowne does Scandinavia

    Phil Leadbetter tells us that he and his Grasstowne compatriots are packing for a week performing in Northern Europe. The tour begins this weekend with a show at the Torsaker Bluegrass Festival in Sweden (7/5), followed by stops in Helsinki and

  • Gary Ferguson crossing the pond

    Gary Ferguson tells us that he is heading shortly for Ireland, his fourth consecutive July visit to the Emerald Isle. He'll have Colin Henry in tow on guitar and resonator guitar, joining Gary on guitar and vocals for the 11 day

  • US bluegrass youth heading to Japan

    Every summer, the town of Kawaguchi in Japan hosts an International Exchange program for young musicians. The young players stay with host Japanese families and are exposed to Japanese culture during their visit, which culminates in the annual Lilia festival