• 2017 International Folk Music Award winners

    Kris Kristofferson performs at the International Folk Music Awards - photo by Neale Eckstein After taking two folk Grammys on Sunday for her Undercurrent record, Sarah Jarosz continued her sweep last night when she accepted the Album of the Year trophy

  • Go see J.D. Crowe’s Banger at IBMM

    One of the most famous instruments in the history of bluegrass music is, arguably, the “Banger,” the 1929 Gibson Mastertone played by J.D Crowe on everything from classic Jimmy Martin numbers to the seminal Rounder 0044. A quick Google search

  • 2017 SPBGMA Award winners

    As the 2017 SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville comes to a close in Nashville, the organization hands out their annual awards, voted on by the attendees at the weekend festival at the Music City Sheraton. And the winners are: Bluegrass Promoter

  • Mashtag wins the 2017 SPBGMA Band competition

    The results are in for the 2017 SPBGMA International Band Championship. Top finishers have often gone on to success in the professional realm. The annual competition attracts the very best young bluegrass bands from all over the US, who go head-to-head

  • Two other SPBGMA showcases this weekend

    When we posted a list of hotel showcases for this weekend's SPBGMA convention in Nashville yesterday, we missed a couple of big ones. Tonight Wilson Pickins Productions and The Bluegrass Jamboree will host an off-site event at the Texas Troubadour Theatre,

  • Hotel showcases scheduled at SPBGMA

    There will be multiple entertainment showcases taking place over this weekend at the Music City Sheraton while the SPBGMA National Convention is going on. The main stage will feature top flight stage performances from some of the best acts in bluegrass,

  • 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Award winners

    The 10th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards were given out over the weekend at the Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City. Winners are chosen by the membership of the Northern California Bluegrass Society, and represent the top bluegrass performers

  • Boston Bluegrass Union Heritage Awards for 2017

    The Boston Bluegrass Union has announced the recipients of their 2017 BBU Heritage Awards. These honors are bestowed each year upon artists and industry professionals whose work has involved substantial contributions to the furtherance of bluegrass music in New England.

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