UK Bluegrass

Stories and info about the British bluegrass music scene

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A conversation with Punch Brothers

June 2013 Back in 2007, ukbluegrass interviewed Noam Pikelny at Sore Fingers Week. In April 2013, Noam was back at the bluegrass camp along with fellow Punch Brother Chris ‘Critter’ Eldridge. Thanks to Trevor Hyett […]

Jun, 11 · in interviews

On tour with The Deadly Gentlemen

May 2012 By Maria Wallace Spring was on the horizon, and we were getting itchy feet after a long winter. What could be better than to follow the latest Deadly Gentlemen tour through the highways […]

May, 06 · in reviews

Flats and Sharps

May 2011 A few years back, ukbluegrass ran a feature on a young, upcoming band called Miles Apart. The members of that band have since grown up and most are now playing in various professional, […]

May, 10

The Steep Canyon Rangers

January 2011 The Steep Canyon Rangers celebrate their tenth anniversary this month. We spoke to their guitarist and singer Woody Platt about the band and their collaboration with actor and comedian Steve Martin. The Steep […]

Jan, 26

The Dixie Bee-Liners

August 2010 This month US act The Dixie Bee-Liners play their first concerts in the UK with appearances at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention in Oxfordshire (13th), and at Cold Dog Soup’s mini-festival in Reading (14th). We […]

Aug, 05

Bluegrass in schools

July 2009 Earlier this month, young bluegrass musicians Michael Giverin (mandolin), John Breese (banjo) and Jay Bradberry (fiddle), took their music to several schools in the South Gloucestershire region. Here, Jay writes about their experience. […]

Jul, 23

Rabbi John

November 2008 Gloucestershire band Rabbi John have recently returned to action after a long break, releasing a new CD entitled Further. We spoke to their guitarist, mandolinist and percussionist Jason Titley about the band and […]

Nov, 25



Chicken drawing by Charlotte Carrivick.