• Curly Strings takes first at EWOB ’16

    This report on last weekend's 2016 EWOB festival in Europe is a contribution from Jos van der Lelie, host of the All Around Bluegrass and Master's Garden programs on The Bluegrass Mix. At the annual European World Of Bluegrass festival in Voorthuizen, The

  • Dunderhead wins 2014 EWOB band contest

    As part of this past weekend's European World of Bluegrass convention in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands, a new top European Bluegrass Band for 2014 has been chosen. Dunderhead, a group from Sweden, took first place honors this year in the band competition.

  • The I in IBMA

    Bluegrass has been gradually working itself into a worldwide phenomenon, and this year's convention of the International Bluegrass Music Association really gave one a chance to see that. I made friends from all over Europe, Australia, and Asia while in

  • EWOB applications due by December 15

    This Saturday (12/15) is the firm deadline for submitting applications to perform at the 2013 European World of Bluegrass. Next year's annual event will be held May 9-11 in Voorthuizen, Holland at Hotel 't Trefpunt. EWOB is the premiere opportunity for bands to showcase

  • 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

  • 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

  • Photos from EWOB 2010

    Jan de Mooy has sent us another fine collection of photos he took during the recent European World of Bluegrass in Voorthuizen, Netherlands. He had sent along a nice gallery from EWOB which we published after the festivals in 2009

  • EWOB 2010 – Award Winners

    More news from Europe today. The European World of Bluegrass recently concluded, and this years award winners have been announced. The awards are given in two different ways. First, the musicians performing at the event vote to elect from among their

  • 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

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