Jul 5, 2019 Issue
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NEW VIDEO! Second Set from Mando Madness

Set #2 of May's Mando Madness concert is now online! Fred Robbins worked his legendary audio-video magic on our last show of spring 2019 with fantastic results. Click the link above to watch Mike Sassano, Korey Brodsky, Barry Mitterhoff, and Wayne Fugate with Jim Whitney and some special guests tear up bluegrass, bossa nova, and more!

Judges Announced for 2019 International Songwriting Competition!

The prestigious US-based International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its judges for the 2019 competition! ISC, established in 2002, is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters of all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. It is open to both professional and amateur songwriters and artists in 23 genre categories, including Americana, Country, and Blues. For more information about ISC, please email Candace Avery at or call 615-251-4441.

MORE NEW VIDEO! Fiddle Class from Vassar LLI

Fred Robbins was also in attendance of our six Bluegrass: Folk Music in Overdrive classes hosted through Vassar College's Lifelong Learning Institute. If you weren't able to make it, then check out the latest installment: Ambrose Verdibello hosted a session all about the fiddle, and you can watch it here! 

New Bluegrass CDs Ready for Reviews!

There are fresh new bluegrass albums waiting to be reviewed! The HVBA receives new albums from record labels every week that are open to be reviewed by readers like you. One such new album is from North Carolina-based banjo player Gena Britt. Check out her music, and if you'd like to review an album email us!
Check out all upcoming bluegrass events in our area!
Jun 27-30:     Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival
Jul 3:     HVBA Open Jam
Jul 7:     Too Blue at Daryl's House
Jul 17:     HVBA Open Jam
Jul 18-21:     Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Aug 3:     Too Blue at the Downtown Barn
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