Newgrass Pioneer John Duffey-Part 1

This post continues the focus on some of the musicians who shaped a more modern bluegrass sound and paved the way for the innovations of the later bluegrass generation that came of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s. … Read More

The HVBA Summer Concert Series – 2021

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR THREE CONCERTS PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE click photo to enlarge Sunday Afternoons – 3pm to 5pm 15 Whitehouse Avenue – Poughkeepsie, NY Bring your own chairs and/or blankets. The HVBA is committed to two things: bringing … Read More

HVBA Adds New Board Members

The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association Board of Directors, at their January 2021 meeting, unanimously selected Andy Bing and Bruno Bruzzese to join them as members of the Association. Before his move to Albany, NY, Andy was a regular attendee at … Read More

Tony Rice 1951-2020

  by Ricky Skaggs Sometime during Christmas morning while making his coffee, our dear friend and guitar hero Tony Rice passed from this life and made his swift journey to his heavenly home. It’s still quite a shock to the … Read More

Bluegrass Jeopardy

Title of the document December 5, 2020 Update: FINAL JEOPARDY TIE BREAKER CATEGORY “Famous Kentuckians” George and Andy face off with $12,000 each to wager on coming up with the correct Question. December 4, 2020 Update: FINAL JEOPARDY ANSWER “19th … Read More

Monroabilia Auction Continues

It’s been a quiet few months for the HVBA but we’re are preparing for what we hope will be a renewed season of concerts and programs in the coming year!  To get us ready for the time when we can … Read More

September 4th Trivia Question

This Contest is Closed The winner is Steve Margulis September 4, 2020 TRIVIA QUESTION Bluegrass music has a somewhat “morbid” reputation because of all the songs about DEATH. Of course Death is just part of Life, and romantic writers and … Read More

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