Bluegrass Corner
  • Summer Bluegrass!

    There was lots of bluegrass action over the last month, and more great stuff coming! Let’s take a quick look. Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Contest. The third annual Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ contest was presented by the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 7 (San Diego) in the historic Julian Town Hall in the […]

  • The Diversity of Bluegrass

    Bluegrass music resides in a big tent, with room for interesting and exciting variety. Musically, the tent includes (at least in the minds of some) forms of music ranging from classic Flatt and Scruggs tunes to Alison Krauss, to Mumford and Sons, Yonder Mountain String Band, and out to groups like Trampled by Turtles that […]

  • Coming Events

    There are some great bluegrass opportunities for fan participation coming up, beyond the usual concerts and jam sessions. Bluegrass Campout. First up is the annual Spring Bluegrass Campout at the KOA in Chula Vista over the weekend of April 29-May 1st. If you didn’t book a camp site, you can stop by for a day […]

  • A Little Bluegrass History

    Let’s take a walk through a bit of San Diego history and remember some of the great bluegrass bands from our home town. For sure, there are lots of great bands who have visited and performed in San Diego, and there are several noteworthy professional bluegrass musicians of high stature who grew up and started […]

  • Upcoming Bluegrass Events

    Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper in San Diego. Champion fiddler Michael Cleveland and his outstanding band Flamekeeper will be in San Diego on Wednesday, March 2 for a show in La Jolla presented by the San Diego Bluegrass Society. Admission is free (donations are solicited) and there will be a 30-minute opening set by acclaimed local […]

  • Thoughts About Bluegrass

    What makes bluegrass music one of the most enduring, and fastest growing, forms of music? That’s a great question without a totally clear answer. But, here are some thoughts: It’s authentic. In a time of studio produced “packaged” music, best exemplified by modern county music found on the radio, bluegrass is different. It is the […]

  • Happy New Year!

    2016 is shaping up early to be a great year for bluegrass music in San Diego. How’s this for a kick off for the New Year: Thursday-Sunday January 7-10, 2016: The Great 48 Jam Session in Bakersfield. There will be lots of jamming, hosted suites by SDBS, Summergrass and the North County Bluegrass and Folk […]

  • IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference

    Once a year, usually in October, the bluegrass world gathers in Raleigh, North Carolina for the annual International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass Conference. There are seminars and workshops, showcase performances, a two-day festival, film showings, kids’ activities, a street fair, an exhibit hall, and the annual Bluegrass Music Awards Show in which the […]

  • Upcoming Bluegrass Concerts

    Chatham County Line This great bluegrass group will be at AMSD concerts on Thursday October 1. If well done traditional bluegrass is your cup of tea, don’t miss this show! Tickets and info: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen Saturday, October 17 at AMSD concerts. Herb Pedersen has played with everyone from Emmy Lou Harris […]