• The I in IBMA

    The international bluegrass music community, the I in IBMA, will, as usual, have a very strong presence during the World of Bluegrass week in the Nashville Convention Center (NCC) this coming week (9/26-10/1). The European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) will have

  • Blackjack wins at La Roche

    Lilly Pavlak has a piece up on the European Bluegrass Music Association blog about the prestigious band competition at this past weekend's La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France. She reports that the winners for 2011 are: Blackjack (Czech Republic) Blueland (Slovakia) Lazy Tater (Netherlands) Blackjack

  • EWOB 2011 in photos

    Once again, Jan de Mooy has sent along a terrific gallery of photos from the European World of Bluegrass, which took place in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands last week. Like its counterpart in the US, the International Bluegrass Music Association, EWOB

  • Bluegrass Europe on its own

    The current April/May edition of Bluegrass Europe magazine boasts a number of milestones. Bluegrass Europe was founded and first published by Paolo Dettwiler who continued as the editor until the February/March 2011 edition, after which he retired. The magazine debuted

  • EBMA and EWOB part ways

    With the 3rd European Bluegrass Summit (18-20 Feb. 2011) recently concluded in Bühl, Germany, the news has been announced that the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) and the European World of Bluegrass (EWOB) Festival have amicably divorced one another. The two organizations have long enjoyed

  • The future of Bluegrass Europe magazine

    The European Bluegrass Blog has been posting some news recently concerning the future of Bluegrass Europe magazine. It seems the board of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) has decided to continue publication of the magazine, as a stand-alone publication beginning

  • EBMA Announces New Board Members

    Last Thursday, May 13, 2010, was the annual membership assembly of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA). One outcome of the assembly was the election of new board members. The board of the EBMA now consists of seven members, each from

  • The Downtown Ramblers

    Each year in the month of May, the largest bluegrass event in Europe takes place, the European World of Bluegrass (EWOB). This year's event kicks off later this week, running May 13-15, 2010. Since IBMA recently announced the lineup of

  • European Bluegrass Summit, round 2

    Richard Hawkins, proprietor of the Bluegrass Ireland Blog - and a regular contributor to the European Bluegrass Blog - has a new piece about the second European Bluegrass Summit at Bühl, Germany, held February 5-7, 2010. Richard contributed an overview of