Author: Jen Land
New International Artists announced
✭We are excited to announce our next International Artists for Mountaingrass 2018 – Cameron de Whitt (USA)✭ Cameron DeWhitt Cameron DeWhitt is a clawhammer banjoist and Old Time musician living in Philadelphia. He hosts the weekly podcast Get Up in the Cool, which features conversations and musical collaborations with some […]
New International Act Announced – Bryant & Brown
✭Bryant & Brown – USA✭ This extraordinary foursome presents old-time music traditions of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia and other southern U.S. states with depth and expertise reflecting long experience. Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, Mike Bryant, and Marcia Bryant carry on the traditions they learned directly from the late […]
ABOTMA needs YOU!
We need your help! ABOTMA needs volunteers to help in the following roles Secretary – Executive committee – Duties: call for agenda items for the monthly Executive meeting, draft the Executive meeting agenda, record action/decision, generate minutes from the meeting and send these to the Executive ahead of the […]
Jeff Scrogins & Colorado – USA
✭We are happy to announce our next International Artist for Mountaingrass 2018 – Jeff Scroggins & Colorado.✭ Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” that features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins. Jeff’s fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned him many fans […]
First International Act Announced – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters
We are happy to announce the first of our International Artists for Mountaingrass 2018 – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters. Comprised of some of the most inspiring, innovative, and engaging young musicians on the old-time scene, the Blue Ridge Broadcasters perform a mix of driving fiddle tunes and traditional songs. The […]
ABOTMA are excited to announce the first Kiwigrass Bluegrass Festival in 2019 from 1-3rd February. Artist Applications for Kiwigrass open 31st March 2018. Head to their Facebook page to show your support for long standing ABOTMA members and supporters of Mountaingrass, Jenine Abarbanel, Barry Torkington, Paul Trenwith (QSM), Bruce Rhodes […]
As you are all aware Mountaingrass 2018 will be held in Beechworth VIC from November 9 – 11. You are, no doubt familiar with this lovely town from The Kelly Country Pick, celebrating its 20th year this year with a week-long pre-festival music camp. It is a beautiful historic town […]
Every year we strive to bring you great raffle prizes for Mountaingrass. The raffle is our main source of fundraising of the year for ABOTMA. This year Johan van der Gaag, a luthier from the Waikato in New Zealand is building a mandolin for the raffle. Johan is a teacher […]
US Headliner Announced!
ABOTMA and Mountaingrass are thrilled to announce that the 2016 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year winners Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are our headline act for Mountaingrass 2017. Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a […]
Tickets now available!
Before you go to buy your tickets, make sure you get your ABOTMA membership. Your $25 membership gets you $35 off your ticket, as well as other sweet benefits. Such a bargain! Couples can also buy a 2-person membership and purchase their 2 discount tickets at once, instead of having […]
Winners of the Mountaingrass Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Raffle! We hope you enjoy your prizes! Grundy open back banjo – Howard Gadd, Jingellic NSW Presto instrument case voucher – Terry McCarthy, Box Hill, Vic 2016 performer CDs – Paul Cooper (The Cherry Pickers). S.A. Double pass to Mountaingrass 2017 – Kristie […]
Mountaingrass Raffle: Full list of prizes
This 2016 Mountaingrass Raffle is not to be missed. Just look at these prizes!! You can purchase tickets via iWannaTicket, or at the festival. You do not need to be present to win. First prize: Custom “Harrietville” model Grundy open back banjo! Second prize: Presto instrument case! (Instrument not […]