Bluegrass Corner

    Mark your calendars for the 2022 Summergrass Bluegrass Festival to be held August 19-21, 2022 at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista, California. Here are some of the top flight acts on this year’s bill: Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass have made their niche in […]

  • Live Bluegrass Events are Back!

    At last, we can look forward to quality in-person bluegrass music festivals. Here are some great opportunities. Father Day Grass Valley Festival Produced by the California Bluegrass Association. This venerable festival has been held annually, Covid years excepted, in Grass Valley, California and is back again for 2022. Camping, vendors, good food, and outstanding musical […]

  • Why Is Bluegrass Music so Popular, Yet not on the Radio?

      Most popular music is broadly available for radio listening. Bluegrass music, with some exceptions, is generally not available for regular radio listening. Yet, its popularity is strong and growing. Some national survey results show that 20 million Americans, or more, listen to and enjoy bluegrass music. Why is it that this music is so […]

  • Summergrass Update

    Here’s some good news about San Diego’s premier bluegrass festival, Summergrass. It was 2003 when two local nonprofits, the San Diego Bluegrass Society (SDBS) and the North San Diego County Bluegrass and Folk Club (NCBFC), started the Summergrass Festival. Staffed entirely by volunteers the event grew every year, featuring top national bands, regional and local […]

  • Why Supporting Local Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Matters

    Music nourishes our souls. It relaxes our minds and warms our hearts. It brings us together, bridging our differences. It consoles us when we are sad and lifts our spirits when times are good. No genre of music is better at these things than acoustic, especially bluegrass music. Let’s look a bit closer at why […]

  • Looking at What Was and What’s to Come

    Happy New Year to All!  Bluegrass fans are, by nature, optimists. Great music, authentically performed, will do that to you. In that vein we look forward to 2022 even as we hunker down to deal with yet another Covid wave, this time fueled by Omicron. Here’s what I see for the first few months of […]

  • MohaviSoul Shines at the International Bluegrass Music Awards

    I hope everyone had a great turkey day filled with bluegrass music, friends, great food, and good times. We all needed that after a tough year and can hopefully look forward to more as we enter the holiday season. Here’s an update on bluegrass goings on. MohaviSoul at IBMA. Local bluegrass band MohaviSoul was selected […]

  • What’s Happening in the Bluegrass World this Month

    Things are starting to return to a bit of normalcy, finally. The San Diego Bluegrass Society is restarting its second Tuesday jam session, which will be held November 9 at the Mainstream Bar and Grill, outdoors, in Poway. A fall bluegrass campout is taking place. The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) is putting on an event […]

  • Dennis Caplinger Memorial and More

    Covid Striking Again. Just as bluegrass jam sessions and events in San Diego were restarting, the Delta variant of the Covid virus has everyone on edge again, with some events being temporarily re-suspended. The SDBS second Tuesday event at Mainstream Bar and Grill in Poway has been suspended pending further notice, as has the second […]