• Toy Hearts to Texas in 2013

    The Toy Hearts, Britain's fast-rising bluegrass and swing ensemble, has announced plans to spend six months in the United States in 2013. From May through October next year, the picking and singing Johnson family will relocate to Austin, Texas to ply

  • Bluegrass Jamboree dates for 2012 announced

    Tour dates and performers have been announced for the 2012 Bluegrass Jamboree tour in Germany later this year. A total of 18 shows are scheduled across Deutschland in November and December, each featuring performances by Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, Bearfoot, and

  • Toy Hearts’ Whiskey coming soon

    England's high-fashion, swing-singing sisters, Hannah and Sophia Johnson, are set to release a new Toy Hearts CD with their dad, Stewart, this Spring. Whiskey, their 4th album, is in the final post-production stages now and the band expects to announce a

  • Toy Hearts stretch out

    Toy Hearts have rocketed to a premier position among British bluegrass bands. In truth, their reach is more international in scope, with multiple trips to the US to perform, and regular touring on the European continent as well. There is much

  • The Captain video from Toy Hearts

    The Toy Hearts, featuring British bluegrass sisters Hannah and Sophia Johnson, have released a video for the latest single from their Femme Fatale project. The song is The Captain, written and sung by the lovely Miss Hannah, with able support from

  • Toy Hearts equipment stolen

    Our British bluegrass buddies Toy Hearts have suffered the ultimate indignity to befall the touring musician. Last night (4/6) they found all their sound gear stolen in Birmingham (in the UK). Someone broke into their van and took it all. They are

  • Femme Fatale video from Toy Hearts

    The Toy Hearts have released a music video for the special radio mix of the title track from Femme Fatale, their most recent CD. It presents the Johnson girls (Hannah and Sophia) in hot swing, high fashion style. Hannah carries the

  • Femme Fatale – new single from Toy Hearts

    The singing Johnson sisters, i.e., England's Toy Hearts, have released the first single from their new Femme Fatale CD. It's the title track, in a special radio edit, offered for sale as a digital download through iTunes. Femme Fatale features Toy

  • ZZZZzzzzzz…

    This post is a contribution from Grace Van't Hof, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will report about her experiences at IBMA as she tries to promote her group, Della Mae. The exhaustion has already set in. I told myself

  • Bluegrass Country Tuesday lineup

    Once again, WAMU's Bluegrass Country will be broadcasting live at IBMA this afternoon from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (EDT). Today's spots will include a couple of long-time bluegrass acts and several new, young groups at World of Bluegrass looking for a chance to