• Carrying on the Tradition at SPBGMA

    Alan Tompkins playing an RB-75 at Gruhn's during SPBGMA week 2020 - photo by Gerald Jones This additional SPBGMA 2020 reflection comes from Alan Tompkins, a Dallas-area attorney, festival promoter, and bluegrass musician. He is also a recent graduate of the

  • Ann Arbor Folk Festival 2020

    Molly Tuttle at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival (2/1/20) - photo © Bryan Bolea This past weekend, when much of the bluegrass world was focused on SPBGMA, the Ann Arbor Folk Festival was hosted in Michigan. An annual fundraiser for The

  • Notes from SPBGMA 2020 – day 2

    Carly Smith with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum at SPBGMA 2020 - photo by Dave Berry The second day is in full-swing at SPBGMA, most people have arrived and the scene is probably best described as a ten

  • SPBGMA Nashville 2020 Kickoff

    Like any bluegrass event, the first night is a little slow with vendor setup, friends getting reacquainted, scattered jamming, and shortened exhibition and concert hours. The 46th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards & 37th National Convention & Band Championship in