Alison Brown

The California Bluegrass Association’s 49th annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival is adding a pair of special shows to keep the music going after Friday and Saturday Main Stage performances, and has selected the Vern’s Stage lineup of afternoon performers. The festival also has slated a new youth activity: pre-school family jams.

On the heels of their national bluegrass chart-topping and Emmy-Award winning instrumental collaboration “Foggy Morning Breaking,” banjoists Alison Brown and Steve Martin return with “Bluegrass Radio.” The new single ticks all the boxes for a bluegrass favorite, including a flashy twin banjo solo from Brown and Martin, lyrics that reflect Martin’s wry sense of humor and top-flight performances from some of the most iconic players in bluegrass music.

Watch Alison, Steve and the band recording "Bluegrass Radio" below:

Missy Raines, a 14-time International Bluegrass Music Award winner and the most awarded bass player in IBMA history, proudly announces the release of her most bluegrass-centric album to date, "Highlander." Set to release on February 9th, this album marks a return to Raines’ bluegrass roots, offering a musical homage to the peaks and valleys of her native West Virginia.

Renowned banjo player and California native Alison Brown will headline an eclectic lineup of established and up-and-coming bluegrass stars at the California Bluegrass Association’s 49th annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, slated for June 13-16 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, Calif. Single-day and four-day passes are on sale now for the festival, which will feature 32 performers appearing on three stages, including five rising California showcase bands.

GRAMMY Award-winning music pioneer Alison Brown’s song, "Foggy Morning Breaking," featuring GRAMMY Award-winning musician/actor/author Steve Martin, has reached #1 on today's (6.30) Bluegrass Today and Grassicana charts. This stunning collaboration between the critically acclaimed banjoists is featured on Brown’s new album, On Banjo, available now via Compass Records.

GRAMMY-winning musician and Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown is known as one of the world’s top banjo instrumentalists. The Banjo Hall of Famer has collaborated with artists across every genre, delivering eye-opening revelations for the wide stylistic reach of the banjo. On her recently released record On Banjo, which debuted at No.

Today (5.5), Alison Brown, Banjo Hall of Fame member and one of the world’s foremost banjo players, releases her new album, On Banjo (Compass Records).

Known for her ability to broaden the banjo’s sound and identity, GRAMMY-winning musician Alison Brown has created a distinct, individualist voice as an instrumentalist and composer. On her new track “Porches,” out today, she collaborates with critically acclaimed multi-cultural chamber group Kronos Quartet to deliver a melodically seductive, unexpected and innovative composition showcasing the banjo in a string quartet setting.

GRAMMY Award-winning music pioneer Alison Brown’s banjo “is an instrument possessed of a unique sonic signature and an inescapable beauty” (Billboard), and it shows on her new collaboration with GRAMMY Award-winning musician/actor/author Steve Martin, “Foggy Morning Breaking,” available everywhere tomorrow (3.24).

Watch the “Foggy Morning Breaking” video, here:

As Amelia Earhart is to aviation, as Julia Child is to the culinary arts, Alison Brown is to the five string banjo. The trailblazing banjo pioneer announces her forthcoming album ‘On Banjo,’ an inventive tapestry of music and culture led by one of the most storied instruments in American music.

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