• 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,

  • Mike Bentley solo project preview

    Mike Bentley, lead singer with Cumberland Gap Connection, has released a preview video to give people a taste of his upcoming solo project for Union House Records. He spent time in the studio last month with some top bluegrass session players,

  • Bluebirds video from Cup O’Joe

    Irish sibling grassers Cup O'Joe are back with a new video from their current EP, Bluebirds. This time it's the title track featuring lead vocals from brothers Benjamin and Reuben Agnew. Their younger sister Tabitha provides banjo and joins them on

  • 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

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