• The Toy Hearts launch new CD

    The Birmingham (England) quintet The Toy Hearts launched their second album When I Cut Loose (Woodville Records) on Wednesday, August 6. That evening they performed songs from the CD at a release party at The Roadhouse, their regular venue in the city. The

  • Photos from EWOB 2008

    Jan de Mooy from The Netherlands sent along a number of terrific photos he took during the European World of Bluegrass festival in Voorthuizen earlier this month. He captured images of of 12 different bands on stage, from 9 different European

  • European Bluegrass Festival Calendar

    The European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) has a very comprehensive European festival schedule online on their new website. The listing provides information regarding each concert, including the date, location, name of the event, appropriate website or email link, and additional

  • New CD from Lilly of the West

    It seems that we are still playing catch-up, trying to make mention of the great many new CDs that have come our way this fall. Once again, I'll try to get to several more over this long holiday weekend. Time After

  • EWOB showcase submission deadline

    The European World of Bluegrass (EWOB) Festival is currently seeking submissions from bands that would like to showcase at the 2008 event. The event will take place in Voorthuizen, Netherlands on May 1-3, 2008. Showcase opportunities are open to bands from

  • Festival la Roche-sur Foron

    This post is a contribution from Lilly Pavlak, who runs Lilly's Bluegrass Agency in Switzerland. She also works as a music journalist in Europe. We thank her for sharing this report, and the photos from the festival. Last week I returned

  • EWOB 2007 – ten years and still growing

    The European Bluegrass Music Association has released some numbers on their recent European World Of Bluegrass events, which took place May 17-19 in Voorthuizen, the Netherlands. In this, their tenth annual festival, ticket sales were up by 20% over 2006,

  • Brits report on EWOB

    ukbluegrass.com has first hand reports on the recently-concluded European World Of Bluegrass in The Netherlands. Two British bands traveled to Voorthuizen to participate in the EWOB, and each wrote of their time at the convention. Both EWOB veterans, The New Essex

  • EBMA winners announced

    This past weekend saw the awarding of the prizes for European bluegrass bands at the European World of Bluegrass festival, and we are delighted to see that G2, a young Swedish band we recommended to you all last fall, came

  • Irish bluegrass band to tour US

    Carmel Sheerin & the Ravens invaded the US bluegrass scene last fall at the IBMA World Of Bluegrass in Nashville. Having been selected as the top European Bluegrass Band in 2005 by the European Bluegrass Music Association, this Irish group