MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The Headliners
Nov24

MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The Headliners

By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is the fourth in a series of pictorials of the festival, all photos were...

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MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up
Oct10

MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up

MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up and Workshops MountainGrass 2016 will be held at Harrietville (regional Victoria) on 18 to 20 November 2016.  Last year’s event was my first and it was a joyous three days, beautiful setting, great music (formal and informal), easy to get around and the friendliest atmosphere you could imagine.  You can read my report on last year’s event. The full line-up has been announced and it is worth...

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley – MountainGrass 2016
Jun01

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley – MountainGrass 2016

  MountainGrass Festival organisers have revealed a coup with the announcement that Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will headline the 2016 event – 18 to 20 November. (Mandolinist Mike Compton has already been announced) I stumbled upon Ickes at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Festival, Raleigh North Carolina, in 2013.  He was conducting a dobro workshop (see above pic.) in one of...

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Mountaingrass Festival 2016 – Mike Compton
Apr24

Mountaingrass Festival 2016 – Mike Compton

  The organisers of the Mountaingrass Festival have announced the first artist for its 2016 event.  It is acclaimed bluegrass mandolinist Mike Compton. Compton is a Grammy and IBMA award-winning player and will be a very welcome headline act for Mountaingrass 2016.  Compton helped form the renowned Nashville Bluegrass Band, played with the legendary John Hartford, recording a half-dozen albums with the Hartford String Band and...

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