• International Bluegrass at Tir Na Nog

    Occasionally, International Bluegrass has been a touchy subject with complaints that organizations like the IBMA have not paid sufficient attention to the requirements of those outside the borders of the USA. But to me, the international bluegrass music community has, for the

  • Raleigh Adventure?

    I got this note from Jan Johansson, the Swedish fiddle player and teacher who currently resides in Cary, a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is, of course, venue for the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention later this year (Raleigh

  • Jan Johansson making good progress

    In the past we have reported about Jan Johansson’s poor health. We are delighted to note that Swedish fiddle player, now living in Cary, North Carolina, Jan Johansson had a heart transplant at the Chapel Hill Medical Center, on March

  • Third concert to aid Jan Johansson

    Circle of Friends for Jan and National Foundation for Transplants are holding their third annual benefit concert for Jan Johansson this coming Sunday, (11/7). The show will run from 1:00-5:30 p.m. at Bond Park amphitheater in Cary, North Carolina. Swedish-born Johansson,

  • Update on Jan Johansson

    We have reported in the past about Jan Johansson’s health problems and a benefit concert to provide him and his family with some financial assistance. Swedish-born Johansson, a multi-instrumentalist and fiddle teacher based in Cary, North Carolina, was diagnosed in 2008

  • Jan Johansson Benefit

    Circle of Friends for Jan has announced that there will be a benefit for Jan Johansson, a Bill Monroe disciple and multi-instrumentalist and fiddle teacher based in Cary, North Carolina. He also is known for giving fiddle workshops and instruction alongside