GrassSpace launches new online community

GrassSpace - an online community for bluegrass folksA new online entry in the social networking world has been launched., as the name suggests, seeks to provide the connectivity and ease of use of MySpace to fans of bluegrass music.

Site developer and manager Skip Ogden said that his goal was to allow fans and artists to stay in touch with a network dedicated specifically to promote and nurture bluegrass music – and in a manner more in keeping with the expectations of bluegrass fans.

“We will not allow the sort of racy content that can be found on MySpace, so our users can be sure that they won’t encounter anything objectionable at GRASSspace.”

The network is configured to combine many of the features common to closed online communities, such as bulletin board discussions, polls, and the ability for users to post music and video clips, and communicate easily with other users. Bands and artists will be able to post the performance dates and communicate with fans in much the same manner they do at MySpace.

There is no charge to sign up as a user at, and new users are being welcomed now.