Judith Crossley Memorial Songwriting Competition is now open to songwriters. Judith Vivienne Crossley was born in the UK in 1934 and immigrated to Australia and arrived in Adelaide when she was in her twenties. Crossley was a keen singer and songwriter and soon became a familiar face at local folk clubs and regional festivals. She … [Read More...] about Judith Crossley Memorial Songwriting Award
Australian Bluegrass News
For those of us who are unsure, bluegrass music is a unique genre of traditional American music that developed in the 1940s in the southern regions of the United States. The style of music derived its name from the band who pioneered the genre called Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. Bluegrass has origins in traditional ballads and dance … [Read More...] about World Bluegrass Day – We Are Onboard.
Australian artist Kristy Cox, has been nominated in the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association's Industry and Momentum Awards. Kristy's nomination is for Vocalist of 2019. The Momentum Awards recognise those of special note who are in the early stages of their careers while the Industry Awards are given to those valuable people … [Read More...] about Kristy Cox Receives IBMA Nomination
When an Australian presenter picks up a nomination - well deserved I might add - for the International Bluegrass Music Association award it is to be well celebrated by us Aussies. We have just learned that Jan Dale who broadcasts Southern Style regularly on PBS FM out of Melbourne Victoria has been nominated in the category of Broadcaster of the … [Read More...] about Jan Dale and Southern Style Nominated for IBMA Award.
Bluegrass is often maligned either as one of the whitest American music genres, or one of the most male-dominated. Certainly, the main foundational … [Read More...] about Women Smashing the Bluegrass Glass Ceiling
Folks at the internationally-syndicated TV program Bluegrass Ridge have announced that it's now available for streaming. Beginning today, fans can … [Read More...] about Streaming Bluegrass Ridge Goes International
It's not often we get the heads up on news from the UK but recording artist for Rural Rhythm Records Mike Scott will be a featured artist on the … [Read More...] about Mike Scott to Tour UK
Seth Mulder & Midnight Run have announced a new partnership with Sound Biscuit Records and Wilson Pickins Promotions for label and publicity … [Read More...] about Seth Mulder and Midnight Run Sign With Wilson Pickins
Billy Blue Records has announced the release of a new album called Pieces by the Ramblin’ Fiddler, Jason Barie. It's more than just another … [Read More...] about Jason Barie – Pieces
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver's latest release Live in Prague, Czech Republic was recorded live at the Dlabacov Hall - Pyramida theatre in downtown … [Read More...] about Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver – Live in Prague, Czech Republic
After recently celebrating his 55th anniversary as a member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry, Jesse McReynolds has announced the release of the lead … [Read More...] about Jesse McReynolds – The Bull Mountain Moonshiners’ Way
Drawing on the many talented artists who have recorded for Rebel and County Records over the years, these instrumental albums are sure to delight … [Read More...] about True Bluegrass Guitar and Mandolin CD’s From Rebel
Applications are now open for the Great Alpine Pick. The 2020 Great Alpine Pick will be returning to Harrietville where it originated several years … [Read More...] about 2020 Great Alpine Pick Applications Open
The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival Inc. has been bringing the cream of Australian Bluegrass music to Australian fans for the last 18 years. Since … [Read More...] about 2019 Dorrigo Bluegrass Festival
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s 16th annual ROMP Festival saw high attendance numbers last weekend drawing over 26,500 attendees to … [Read More...] about 2019 ROMP Festival Look In
The IBMA has announced the 2019 keynote address speaker. Grammy winning banjo player and IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award recipient Alison Brown … [Read More...] about Alison Brown to Deliver Keynote Address at IBMA
In September this year, bluegrass musicians, fans and industry figures will assemble in Raleigh North Carolina to celebrate the world of bluegrass … [Read More...] about 2019 IBMA Award Nominees
Two of the most celebrated and award-winning artists in bluegrass, Del McCoury and Jim Lauderdale, will host IBMA’s 30th Annual International … [Read More...] about McCoury and Lauderdale to Host IBMA Awards Show
Organisers of this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass, brought to you by Chiesi USA and taking place … [Read More...] about Changes To 2019 World of Bluegrass Announced
The Strzelecki Stringbusters are scheduled to play Mountain Pickers monthly gathering this month with a change of date also in the offing. This month … [Read More...] about Mountain Pickers to Host Strzelecki Stringbusters
Judith Crossley Memorial Songwriting Competition is now open to songwriters. Judith Vivienne Crossley was born in the UK in 1934 and immigrated to … [Read More...] about Judith Crossley Memorial Songwriting Award
The 2019 Manjimup Bluegrass Weekend is scheduled for 27th to 30th September. Make music in an encouraging and relaxing atmosphere while developing … [Read More...] about 2019 Manjimup Bluegrass Weekend
The Stetsons are teaming up with The Cartridge Family, for a night at The Spotted Mallard, next Saturday the 24th of August, 8:00pm. If you haven't … [Read More...] about Stetson Family To The Spotted Mallard
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Here is an RK80 Recording King mahogany banjo. It got rave reviews at last year's Bluegrass Conference in Maleny, by all who played it. This is a … [Read More...] about Recording King RK80 Banjo.
For Sale: Cutaway dreadnought body style with inbuilt L.R. Baggs bridge transducer pickup. This instrument features: Sitka spruce top … [Read More...] about 1999 De Gruchy Concert Guitar
Ask Ozzie J. Picker
Question: I break strings quite often while playing. Is this normal? Ozzie: It’s not clear what … [Read More...] about Breaking Strings – Is It Normal?
Mike from South Australia writes: Dear Ozzie: I love to be surrounded by all sorts of musos that … [Read More...] about The Ukulele and Bluegrass