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Bluegrass Music Research Guide

Bluegrass Music Media Sources

Online Publications  (from DMOZ)


  • The Bluegrass Connection - News and festival flyers including band pictures.
  • Bluegrass Ireland Blog - Bluegrass Ireland provides breaking news of Americana music in Ireland, focusing especially on the bluegrass and old-time communities, with links to international bluegrass and old-time associations. Archived history and photos are provided.
  • Bluegrass Music - Bluegrass music blog with archives.
  • Bluegrass Today - A central clearing house for timely news and information which serves producers and consumers in the bluegrass and acoustic music community,
  • Bluegrass Unlimited - On-line edition of the monthly magazine, including selected features, national bluegrass survey, classifieds, releases and reviews from current and back issues.
  • Bluegrass Works - On-line information for upcoming festivals and concerts. Festivals and concerts, forum, reviews, profiles, recent and upcoming recordings, charts, news, advertising, classifieds, lessons and instruction.
  • Cybergrass - Bluegrass and acoustic music on-line magazine with current news, forums, feeds, events calendar and classified ads.
  • iBluegrass Magazine - Dedicated to the enjoyment of traditional bluegrass and newgrass.
  • Jim Moss Official Bluegrass and Swing Music Magazine - Here is a valuable resource of articles, interviews, photos, banjo tab and mp3 music files. See old photos of classic and contemporary bands, and a private mandolin lesson by Frank Wakefield.
  • MandoZine - The online journal for the Mandolin
  • Rambles: Bluegrass, Country, Old-Time & Appalachian - Reviews covering the span of American roots music. Updated regularly with reviews retained in a permanent database.
  • Roots Music Report - Includes bluegrass radio airplay charts and CD reviews.
  • Ted Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms --  primarily about bluegrass music and the bluegrass experience.

(from DMOZ)


  • Bluegrass Radio Network - Home of weekly program called "Into the Blue." Playlists, affiliates and broadcast schedules, advertising and links.
  • Music of the Mountains - Weekly program hosted by fiddler Joe Dobbs on West Virginia public radio since 1983. Archived audio.
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio: Bluegrass Junction - Bluegrass at the commercial-free music station played around the clock across the US. Artist list, song request form, news.
  • Worldwide Bluegrass - Offers 24/7 streaming bluegrass music via the Internet and features live shows, interviews, album reviews, news, festivals announcements, forum, chat room, artist and industry links.
  • XM 14 - Bluegrass Junction - Bluegrass and newgrass broadcast via satellite to the continental US. List of typical cuts, program schedule, song request form.



  • Bluegrass Underground -- a PBS musical adventure series that shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) earth. 
  • Old & In The Way (Live) July 23, 1973  (featuring Jerry Garcia on the banjo)
  • Songs of the Mountain -- showcases the best talents in bluegrass and old-time music from the heart of the region where it all began! Click on "Full screen" icon on the lower right corner of the video window and then click on "Playlist" to view a list of over 80 videos available.
  • YouTube Bluegrass Music -- Topic:  Click on the <Videos> tab for a selection of hundreds of bluegrass videos