• EWOB ’06 names European Band of the Year

    2006 was a good year for the Italians and the Dutch during the European World of Bluegrass band competition last week. The winners show a decided strength in those nations' bluegrass scene. European Bluegrass Band of 2006 1st place: Mideando String

  • Thinking It Blue from Bononia Grass

    Among the things we are particularly proud to publicize and encourage on Bluegrass Today are the efforts of non-US bands and musicians who perform and record bluegrass music. Living as we do in the southeastern United States where this music

  • EWOB master list online

    We made reference in a recent post to the many concerts, festivals and other events associated with the 9th Annual European World Of Bluegrass, held May 25, 26 and 27 2006 in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands. This festival and trade

  • New issue of Bluegrass Europe

    Bluegrass Europe is a bi-monthly print publication which is sent to members of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA). Written in English, it is also bound together with two other European bluegrass journals, the German language Bluegrass Buhne, and the

  • Special C at work in the studio

    We heard recently from Greg Cahill, our friend and occasional Guest Contributor here on Bluegrass Today, who passed along some details on Special Consensus' activities so far in 2006. Greg tells us that they have recently started work on a

  • Bluegrass workshop…in a spa?

    Rossetta Paxton recently wrote in to tell us about an event that she coordinates. It's a unique event that takes place March 29th to April 2nd, 2006. A UNIQUE one of a kind BLUEGRASS WORKSHOP held within the setting of a

  • Stanley Brothers Picture

    Here's a link to a post on a Japanese bluegrass blog, announcing that the monthly jam in Tokyo will be themed around Stanley Brothers music. The post features a cool picture of Carter and Ralph. Check it out.

  • Bluegrass in Oman

    With the Arab Middle East so much in the news these days, and full of so many disheartening images, we are delighted to offer a encouraging story about bluegrass music and the Sultanate of Oman. Oman is located on the

  • Drums in bluegrass? Cast your vote

    Our friends with the Sao Paulo Bluegrass Music Association in Brazil are sponsoring a web poll about the use of drums in bluegrass music. Obviously, there is nothing remotely scientific about this sort of poll, but those who feel strongly