• Bluegrass workshop weekend in Calgary

    The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society in Calgary, Alberta is hosting their 1st Annual Chinookgrass Academy at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Calgary on February 11-12, 2006. Instructors include Bill Evans (banjo), John Reischman (mandolin), Eric Thompson (guitar), Trisha Gagnon (bass),

  • Buddy Merriam update from Ireland

    A while back I posted about Buddy Merriam and Backroads - in Ireland. The band is currently in the middle of that tour and Buddy just emailed me an update. It sure sounds like they are having a great time.

  • Destination Music – follow up

    We recently reported on Destination Music, a BBC World production that was featuring the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in it's first episode. As a follow up to that post, I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of the producers

  • EWOB CD – audio samples online

    We had posted previously about the EWOB '05 CD featuring the various bands who showcased during the European World Of Bluegrass convention in The Netherlands this past May. We mentioned at the time that the CD could be ordered online

  • Vilnius Bluegrass 2005 – post fest update

    Just two weeks ago, bluegrass music scored another historic first as the first international, three-day bluegrass festival was held in Lithuania. The festival, which we mentioned previously here, was entitled Vilnius Bluegrass 2005. We just received some photos from the festival,

  • EBMA directory of European bluegrass resources

    The European Bluegrass Music Association is in the process of compiling it's biennial directory of bluegrass resources in Europe. Included are contacts for bands, clubs, festivals, luthiers, promoters, radio stations, associations, publications and any other resources that might be germane.

  • The Bluegrass Ireland Blog

    Here's some encouraging news from our new friend, Richard Hawkins, editor of Bluegrass Ireland, the newsletter of The Irish Bluegrass Music Club. The Bluegrass Ireland Blog is hereby officially launched at www.bluegrassireland.blogspot.com. The text of the last issue of Bluegrass Ireland

  • Vilnius Bluegrass 2005

    This coming weekend marks an historic first for our bluegrass cousins in Europe, as the first ever bluegrass festival in Lithuania will be held in the capital of Vilnius. Billed as Vilnius Bluegrass 2005, the festival runs November 25-26 and