Resources


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http://www.bluegrassmuseum.org - The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky. Can't make it to Owensboro? Take a virtual tour on the site!

Tune in to Radio Bluegrass International, streaming 24/7. Listen now: www.bluegrassmuseum.org/RBI.html

Artist Sites

Local Artists

Amerada Road - Amerada Road is a 3-piece bluegrass-influenced americana and roots band based in Alberta, Canada. The members include Hannah Goa on fiddle, Brad Creemer on guitar and Toby Tellier on standup bass.

Back Porch Swing - BPS plays oldtime swing, folk, bluegrass, and jazz influenced music.

Bix Mix Boys - Jim Story, Logan Sarchfield, Darcy Whiteside,  Terry Nadasdi, and Tony Michael bring their unique interpretation to traditional Bluegrass.

Cabin Fever acoustic bluegrass music , excellent instrumentals, and tight three part harmonies,  we specialize in Bluegrass, Country and popular music genre’s.  Members include Pat Guidera (guitar and vocals), Toby Tellier (bass and vocals), Dodie Baker (guitar and vocals), Frank Omoe (mandolin), Kyeler Tymafichuk (banjo and fiddle).  To book call Pat at 780-235-8671 OR go to www.cabinfeverband.ca

Prairie SkyAcoustic Bluegrass, Classic Country and Old Timey Music. Prairie Sky is made up of Edmonton musicians: bass player (and amateur comedian) Kenny Mak, guitarist Jeannette Sinclair, mandolin-- Marty Srayko, banjo--Sheila Hallett. They have a passion for bluegrass and singing harmonies, covering some old and new bluegrass tunes, some country thrown in for good measure and even an original or two.

Mountain Spirit - Steve Schroeder, Ian Johnston, Jean Coates, Ron Mercer playing traditional Bluegrass, Gospel and a side of Country acoustic music.

Kayla Hotte and her Rodeo Pals  - Kayla's love of traditional music is evident in her song choice and writing style. The Rodeo Pals are her current project, playing 1940's style country and western music. 

Long Way Home contact: Terry Ruddy &780) 244-4861 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Up the CreekAn eight member group that enjoys playing bluegrass along with an eclectic mix of other genres of music. ‘UTC - almost a symphony’  Contact Ron Woytiuk (780) 470 – 0234  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whitemud Drive Clem Bray guitar, Rainor Webb banjo, Cameron Yule bass, Grant Miner mandolin, Leonard Swanson dobor/fiddle.  Modern and traditional bluegrass, straight up.  Contact Clem Bray 780-465-5611 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Other Artists

BillMonroe.com - The official site of Bill and James Monroe.

DonRigsby.com - The home page of Don Rigsby & Midnight Call

EmoryLester.com - If you love mandolin, you'll love Emory Lester!
OpenRoadBluegrass.com - Band's website

RhondaVincent.com - Tour schedules, photos and more.

RonTaylor.ca - Local artist, with listing of jams in Edmonton.

SteveFisherMusic.ca - Home of Restless Lester
Foxtail - A London, Ontario-based band rooted in tradition with a drive that is pure bluegrass.

Bluegrass Suppliers

Myhre's Music - The store that has everything for the bluegrass player, and a great supporter of the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society. Members get 10% discount.'

Avenue Guitars - New, used and vintage guitars, best-quality repairs. Discounts for Club members.

Southside Sound - Instead of trying to keep up with every new release, Southside Sound has chosen to focus on older music that has withstood the test of time. With their large selection of new and used CDs and vinyl, many surprises await the patient browser. Club members get 15% discount.

The Stringman - a London, Ontario-based dealer for music parts and accessories, as well as the Wechter-Scheerhorn Resonator guitars.



Bluegrass Resources

http://www.jerusalemridgemagazine.com/ - Jerusalem Ridge Magazine. All things bluegrass. Named after the ridge where Bill Monroe grew up.

Banjobenclark.com - Banjo, Guitar, Mando tab and instruction videos for members and free alike.

Banjonews.com - Banjo Newsletter Magazine website - lots of mp3's, interviews and more.

BlueGrassBlog.com - Bluegrass news, Artist interviews, and more

BluegrassGuitar.com - Featuring Doc Watson and links to other great flatpickers.

Bluegrasscollege.org Offers online lessons from the masters of bluegrass for banjo, bass, dobro, fiddle, guitar and mandolin

BluegrassLyrics.com - For all the words you might need

Bluegrassonthetube - All kinds of artists and songs on Youtube

BlueGrassWorld.comThis site features Bluegrass music artist, festivals, record companies, catalogs, radio stations, manufacturers, supplies and bluegrass music links.

BluegrassUnlimited.com - Dedicated to bluegrass and old-time country musicians, devotees, and associates

iBluegrass.com - Dedicated to the appreciation, promotion and preservation of tradtional and contemporary bluegrass music

HomeSpunTapes.com - Hundreds of instructional videos, books, cd's and dvd's.

KCTM.com
Kentucky Center For Traditional Music

banjoteacher.com
Banjo instruction for beginners, intermediates and advanced banjo students. Tabs, Video Lessons, DVDs, Books, CDs, Banjos, Accessories, Banjo Cruise and more.

Mandolincafe.com - Everything a mandolinist wants to know!

pgmusic.comHome of "Band-In-A-Box" Software – your own personal jam

PlayJazzBanjo.com - Great Banjo instruction from Steve Bland

ronimusic.com Home of "Amazing Slow Downer" software – great to learn those fast tunes!

tabcrawler.com Lots of TAB and lyrics in all music styles.

AcousticGuitar.com - Great articles, tips, TAB, and more

BlueGrassNow.com - Bluegrass music features, festivals, concerts

Easy Basic Guitar Chord Charts A good site for seeing chord structures and how chords work together.

MandolinMagazine.com - Quarterly publication

 

Mandolin Chords - Mandolin Musical Resources

http://bluegrassside.favos.nl/ - Comprehensive Bluegrass resource page from the Netherlands

www.slowpitchjam.com - Sue Malcolm's Slow Pitch Jam Books and Audio Jam tracks Volumes 1 - 4

 

Clubs and Organizations

EdmontonFolkFest.Org - Home of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

WaskasooBluegrass.comWaskasoo Bluegrass Music Society, Red Deer, AB

Foothills Bluegrass Music SocietyFoothills Bluegrass Music Society, Calgary, AB

Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival - annual Southern Alberta Bluegrass experience.

Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival - annual Stony Plain Bluegrass festival

Manitoba Old Tyme Bluegrass Society - What's happening in Manitoba, bluegrass-wise.

The Bluegrass Music Association of Central Canada. Our mission is "Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Bluegrass and Old-time music throughout Central Canada." We produce a quarterly Newsletter which focuses on the activities and people in the Central Canada region.

 

Radio Features

CKUA.com
- Fire on the Mountain hosted by Craig Korth - Thursdays from 6 - 7 PM - listen on the web in Real Audio

CJSR.com
- Prairie Picking hosted by Rob Baker and Doug Ritchie - Thursday 7:00 PM - University of Alberta Radio

http://www.uptownbluegrass.com/
- George McNights Blugrass site, heard Saturdays at 7:00 pm on CFCW

Guitar Builders


CollingsGuitars.com


Gibson.com


Larrivee.com


MartinGuitar.com


TaylorGuitars.com

Rayco.ca - Rayco Canadian Resophonic Guitar Maker

 

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