Past Concerts

Join us March 23, 2012, for The Chapmans

The Chapmans

When: March 23, 2012

Doors: 7:30pm * Concert: 8:00pm

Where: Royal Alberta Museum Theatre - 12845 102 AVENUE, EDMONTON ALBERTA, CANADA


Tickets available Online, and at Myhres Music 8735-118 Ave, NBCMS Wednesday Night Bluegrass Jam @ Pleasantview Community Hall 10860-57 Ave or at the Door if not sold out.


Join us February 11, 2012 for an excellent season opening NBCMS concert featuring Spring Creek.

Check out their website for samples of their music!

Spring Creek

When: Feb 11, 2012

Where: Stencel Hall - Taylor College & Seminary 11525-23 Ave.maps link


Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm

Opening Act: Bix Mix Boys - Logan Sarchfield, Darcy Whiteside, Terry Nadasdi, Jim Storey, Tony Michael


Tickets available Online, and at Myhres Music 8735-118 Ave, NBCMS Wednesday Night Bluegrass Jam @ Pleasantview Community Hall 10860-57 Ave or at the Door if not sold out.

High Country Concert

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011


High Country

The NBCMS pre-workshop concert features High Country, steeped in traditional bluegrass and playing together for over four decades.

Described by Bluegrass Unlimited as "One of the lonesomest, hard-drivingest traditional bluegrass bands alive...High Country manages to be fresh and exciting without even the merest nod to modern music."

Concert Location New LocationMap to Glenrose Hospital

Glenrose Hospital Theatre - 10230-111 Ave

Click the map for directions



Fall workshop Attendees - $10.00

Standard - $18.00

Door: $22.00


Ticket purchases at the door.


NBCMS Concert - Dan Crary & Thunderation

Dan Crary

When: Sept 23 / 2011

Doors 7:30 Show 8:00 pm

Where: L'uni Theater ( 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91st Street)) Map

Happily, once in a while, something actually works out. Case in point, long-time collaborators Dan and Steve, were looking for an additional partner for a new music ensemble. Turns out, the perfect guy for the job lives just half an hour away, over in the next valley.

So pioneer flatpicker Dan Crary, and longtime singer/songwriter Steve Spurgin found their man: he's multi-instrumentalist and singer Keith Little, and he's a neighbor up here in the Sierra foothills. But if good geography got them together the first time, a shared passion for the music itself created the ensemble: Dan Crary & Thunderation.

Dan, Steve, and Keith all come together rooted deep in traditional music; together, they entertain audiences with new songs and old stories, blazing instrumental virtuosity, and deep- down, powerfully felt musical moments.

A concert by Thunderation is whistling winds in the pines, rambling boys and tragic girls, joys and laughter from old times, fast and furious instrumental tunes and a little touch of glory-to-god. And it’s ghosts of Jimmie Rogers and The Carter Family and Bill and Lester and Earl and Woodie Guthrie and all the greats who showed us the way

When Thunderation plays, you may "shiver when the cold wind blows," but it's OK because pretty soon, "sun's gonna' shine in my back door someday."

Check out their website at

Opening Act:

Bill Monroe Tribute Band ( Rob Baker, Byron Myhre, Matt Hotte, Ken Hotte, Marc Ladouceur)


June 25, 2011
"Bluegrass Circle Showcase II"
A fantastic day of Bluegrass and one you don't want to miss!
Shell Theatre, Dow Centennial Centre 8700-84 St. Fort Saskatchewan, AB.
Doors 11:30 am Music Starts at Noon
NBCMS Members $20 Non-Members $25
NBCMS 2011 Showcase Logo

In celebration of our fifteen year of promoting, presenting and preserving Bluegrass music we are very pleased and honored to present our second “Bluegrass Circle Showcase” highlighting many of the great Bluegrass bands that have met and formed with in the walls of our Wednesday night bluegrass jam.

We have fifteen bands scheduled for your entertainment and  twelve tweener acts that we know you will enjoy.
Featuring members and their bands: Up The Creek, IGP Stringband, Woodbend, Prairie Sky, Back In Black, Cabin Fever, Crooked Creek, Hotte Family, New Fire Express, The Kayla & Erin Show, Plain Janes, Meridian Line, Here Again, Long Way Home, Back Porch Swing and tweeners are: Rhonda Withnall, Still Crooked, Sue Decker, Genoa Porteous, Jeff Reitier, Anna Somerville, Kayla Hotte, Justin Whaling, Erin Kushniruk, Blaine MacIntyre, Linda Saboe and Ian Johnston.
We have employed a professional Video-grapher to record the entire event and you may order you copy of this momentous event for $35.00
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Bring a friend!

Lets introduce more people to bluegrass,
the music we love!

Tickets available at Tix On The Square Box Office-Sir Winston Churchill Square 9930-102 Ave, on-line or charge by phone toll free 1877-888-1757, Myhres Music 8735-118 Ave, Wednesday Night Bluegrass Jam Pleasantview Community Hall 10860-57 Ave and at the Door if not sold out.


April 30, 2011

The Lost and Found

Stencel Hall - Taylor College & Seminary
11525-23 Ave. Doors 7:30 * Show 8:00 pm

Lost and Found was Formed in 1973, the original line-up of the Lost & Found bluegrass band consisted of bass player Allen Mills, banjo player Gene Parker, mandolin player Dempsey Young and guitarist Roger Handy. The band became quite popular playing bluegrass festivals, with Mills' exceptional song writing contributing much to the group's fame "Love of the Mountains," has be-come a contemporary bluegrass standard. In addition to contemporary songs, the band also records more traditional songs. Most of their albums feature similar material, and the band continues to be a strong positive force in con-temporary bluegrass music. Throughout the years Lost and Found has had many talented members. Today, the band is made up by originator Allen Mills on bass, Scottie Sparks on guitar, Ronald Smith on banjo and newest member Scot Napier on mandolin replacing the legendary Dempsey Young who passed away December 10, 2006.

Concert Opener:  Anna Somerville & Marc Ladouceur

No strangers to the NBCMS!

Marc Ladoucer has been a long-time musical collaborator with Anna Somerville. Each enjoys many styles of music, but a shared love for bluegrass brought Anna & Marc together.

Their blend of bluegrass, old-time and folk results in an authentic sound. Anna's vocal style is one of quiet intensity that relies on the musical finesse of Marc to enhance the tunes. Together they draw out the intention of the song.
Anna draws from various musical influences and life experiences that are reflected in her song writing. Marc is best known as an exceptional guitar and mandolin player as well as singer with the popular Alberta band Down to the Wood. Marc also performs regularly as a sideman for numerous folk and country artists across western Canada and the United States.

Marc & Anna enjoy the company of the other while presenting original and traditional music.



John Reischman and the Jaybirds

Concert May 11, 2011

John Reischman & the Jaybirds

Royal Alberta Museum Theatre
12845-102 Ave. Doors 7:30 * Show 8:00 pm

With four critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations...little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and The Jay-birds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new.

To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humor provides the backdrop to their studied performance of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material.

Hailing from the variegated ranks of the con-temporary West Coast acoustic music scene, each of these 'birds has certainly earned his wings: the list of projects they have contributed to over the years is nothing less than a short list of acoustic power houses. Together, their seamless ensemble work makes for one of the freshest, most tasteful band-sounds on the folk and bluegrass circuit today.

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