• 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

  • Africa To Appalachia

    We've written several times about Canadian banjoist Jayme Stone and his musical journey of discovery in West Africa. He traveled to Mali in the Spring of 2007 to research the aspects of the banjo's historical roots as they are maintained

  • Australian Bluegrass Blog

    Here's another new entry in Bluegrass Todayging community - The Australian Bluegrass Blog. The site is managed by Greg McGrath, a serious Aussie bluegrass enthusiast who I met last spring when he was visiting in the US. Greg also maintains Gippsland

  • Cherryholmes on The Opry – and YouTube

    Cherryholmes will be appearing on tonight's Tuesday Grand Ole Opry, in the initial segment that airs from 8:00-8:30 p.m. The Opry broadcast is available over the air in the Nashville market on WSM AM 650, and simulcast worldwide via online streaming

  • Follow-up: small world department

    In an interesting twist of fate, we found a connection between two recent stories that had run on Bluegrass Today earlier this month. Faithful readers will recall the story from May 7 about North Carolina mandolinist John Santa and his new

  • Photos from EWOB 2008

    Jan de Mooy from The Netherlands sent along a number of terrific photos he took during the European World of Bluegrass festival in Voorthuizen earlier this month. He captured images of of 12 different bands on stage, from 9 different European

  • Stringdusters in Europe on YouTube

    Chris Pandolfi, banjo player with The Infamous Stringdusters, is debuting his talent as a documentary filmmaker during the band's current European tour. He will be posting video updates on YouTube while the band is overseas, with the first three available

  • The Baghdad Bad Boys

    No matter where you find yourself in the world, a bluegrass jam is sure to lift your spirits. We often take for granted the availability of jam sessions here in the US, while our overseas contemporaries are somewhat harder pressed

  • 2008 European Bluegrass Band Awards

    Singer/songwriter Liz Meyer wrote in to let us know how the EWOB festival went this past weekend. She tells us the weather was great in Voorthuizen and the music was even better. For three days this small Dutch town was teaming