Bluegrass Masters: Dobro

The dobro is sometimes seen as “optional” in bluegrass band lineups, but that reputation can obscure the fact that it is an awesome instrument with many champions. From bluegrass music’s inception, the dobro has been a driving force thanks to … Read More

Jimmy Martin-The King of Bluegrass

Jimmy Martin was one of the founding fathers of bluegrass music, from the generation of musicians just after Bill Monroe who helped make Monroe’s very personal style of mountain string band music into a genre of American roots music. Martin … Read More

HVBA Concert: Zoe & Cloyd

Sunday – July 10th 3-5pm Poughkeepsie Day School 260 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY This concert will now be indoors (air-conditioned) and have plenty of seats. $20/Members $25/Non-Members Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned … Read More

Oops, All Old-Time Playlist!

Hey, you got old-time in my bluegrass!” Old-time music, like bluegrass, is the combination of centuries of influence from Scotland and Africa—yet it’s still uniquely American. In old-time, instrumentalists don’t take solos as they would in bluegrass, meaning that energy … Read More

Bluegrass Festivals

Summer is nearly here and that means that bluegrass festival season is upon us. This summer is especially exciting for bluegrass fans, promising (fingers crossed) a full line up of festivals for the first time since 2019. For fans, including … Read More

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