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The ukbluegrass badge

November 2008 A new fashion accessory has appeared on the bluegrass scene in the past year. The ukbluegrass badge has become the must-have item for not only British bluegrass fans and musicians, but also for […]

Nov, 09 · in ukbluegrass

Jaywalkers: BBC Young Folk Award

October 2008 Earlier this month, teenage bluegrass duo Jaywalkers competed in the semi-finals of the BBC Young Folk Award. The band is 19-year-old Michael Giverin on mandolin and 15-year-old Jay Bradberry on fiddle, guitar and […]

Oct, 23 · in interviews,reviews

Cadillac Sky

August 2008 The 20th Didmarton Bluegrass Festival takes place between August 29th and 31st at Kemble Airfield, near Cirencester, and will feature a line-up of bands from the USA, Europe and Great Britain. Over two […]

Aug, 14

(more) Growling Old Men

May 2008 The four members of (more) Growling Old Men will be very familiar to British bluegrass fans. The half-English, half-American quartet has toured twice in the UK and all four have taught at Sore […]

May, 07

Toy Hearts

April 2008 The Toy Hearts are well known faces on the British bluegrass scene and have established a strong reputation and loyal fan base over the past few years. Their second album is due for […]

Apr, 16

Southern Tenant Folk Union

March 2008 The second album from Southern Tenant Folk Union is released this month. Revivals, Rituals & Union Songs is another genre-defying collection of original songs from the London based band. We spoke to banjo […]

Mar, 10

Punch Brothers – Punch

February 2008 Punch Brothers, formerly the Tensions Mountain Boys, formerly the How to Grow a Band, release their debut album this month. Actually, it’s their second album. As you can see, this band is nothing […]

Feb, 16



Chicken drawing by Charlotte Carrivick.