• EWOB 2007 – ten years and still growing

    The European Bluegrass Music Association has released some numbers on their recent European World Of Bluegrass events, which took place May 17-19 in Voorthuizen, the Netherlands. In this, their tenth annual festival, ticket sales were up by 20% over 2006,

  • Tatsuo Arita passes

    We just received a note from Fred Bartenstein, sharing the sad news about the loss of a true pioneer of bluegrass music in Japan. Tatsuo "Harry" Arita is said to have brought the first Japanese bluegrass record to the United

  • Kym Warner interview online

    Kym Warner, hot shot mandolinist with The Greencards, was interviewed recently on Saturday Night Country, broadcast from his native Australia. He is interviewed by show host John Nutting, and speaks about the group's success of late, including finding their newest

  • Big Hillbilly Bluegrass in Eastern Europe

    Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass has recently embarked on a goodwill European tour, sponsored by the US State Department. They will perform in Moldova, Croatia, Georgia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan during the month of June, before heading for The Dominican Republic

  • Brits report on EWOB

    ukbluegrass.com has first hand reports on the recently-concluded European World Of Bluegrass in The Netherlands. Two British bands traveled to Voorthuizen to participate in the EWOB, and each wrote of their time at the convention. Both EWOB veterans, The New Essex

  • EBMA winners announced

    This past weekend saw the awarding of the prizes for European bluegrass bands at the European World of Bluegrass festival, and we are delighted to see that G2, a young Swedish band we recommended to you all last fall, came

  • Rabbi John

    Not long ago I discovered a band that caught my attention. Rabbi John is a New Timey (their term) band from the UK. The quartet describe themselves as a fusion of bluegrass, folk, and old time music all tied together

  • Jayme Stone in The Toronto Star

    Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone shared a series of banjo travelogues with our readers during his recent musical journey through West Africa. Jayme was traveling on a Chalmers Arts Fellowship grant to research the music of African musicians who perform