Sister Sadie

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.

In the fall of 2022, bluegrass-and-more quintet Sister Sadie released their first single in years (“Diane,” a vibrant country cover that the group premiered on the IBMA’s awards show), marking the beginning of a new era for the band, and stoking fans' anticipation for more new music.


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.

On Tuesday, Bluegrass powerhouse quintet Sister Sadie released a music video for their latest single, "Willow," with a premiere by Wide Open Country.

Written by Ashley McBryde, the song — which has been in the top 5 of the Bluegrass Today radio chart two weeks in a row — features a driving performance that weaves old-time and modern strands into a mysterious yet muscular plea.


Maddie Dalton, bassist of Mountain Home Music Company recording group Sister Sadie, was named one of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Instrumentalists of the Year at Wednesday's Momentum Awards Luncheon in Raleigh, North Carolina.


It’s been four long years since award-winning quintet Sister Sadie released their last album, and while the group’s hardly been idle — they took home the International Bluegrass Music Association’s top Entertainer of the Year award in 2020, Vocal Group of the Year trophies in 2019, 2020 and 2021, along with a miscellany of other honors, all while bringing three new members on board — the clamor for new music has only grown since then.

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