More Mando Madness – December 15, 2023

photos by Joan Harrison Click Photo for Full Album Putting seven spectacularly gifted musicians together to create More Mando Madness (“more” because they’ve played for the HVBA several times) created an unforgettable evening in Poughkeepsie, NY. Thanks to Wayne Fugate, … Read More

It’s A Bluegrass Christmas 4!

It’s that time of year again! The intersection of Christmas music and bluegrass music is a special one—and is even, sort of, its own little subgenre. From bluegrass-specific classics like “When the Bluegrass is Covered with Snow” and “Christmas Time’s … Read More

President’s End-of-Year Message

Dear HVBA members, member bands, concertgoers, friends, and all bluegrass lovers across the Hudson Valley, On behalf of myself and the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association’s board, we wish you a happy and healthy 2023 holiday season. And what a year … Read More

CANCELLED: Redwood Hill Concert

Friday, January 19, 2023 @ 7:30pm Unitarian Fellowship 67 S Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY $20/$25 at the Door Sadly, due to the weather, we are forced to cancel the concert for this evening. Everyone stay safe and warm. Hopefully, we … Read More

Bluegrass Comedians

This Contest is Closed The winner is Todd Evans In the earlier days of bluegrass, it was standard procedure to have a band member perform “comedy”, usually of the “Toby” variety (“Toby” being an ancient stage trope of a stupid … Read More

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