The International Bluegrass Music Association has its first major piece of news for 2016’s World of Bluegrass, the 30 acts playing the “Bluegrass Ramble” nightclub shows.
The Bluegrass Ramble list is below, including four acts from North Carolina (three of which are from Asheville). Also of note are acts from the United Kingdom and Italy.
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10 String Symphony – Nashville
Annie Lou – Parksville, B.C., Canada
Bill and the Belles – Johnson City, Tenn.
Cardboard Fox – Bath, Somerset, U.K.
Carolina Blue – Pisgah Forest
Hackensaw Boys – Washington, D.C.
Hannah Shira Naiman – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
High Plains Jamboree – Austin, Tx.
Hot Buttered Rum – San Geronimo, Calif.
J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band) – Nashville
Jenni Lyn – Nashville
Joe K. Walsh – Portland, Maine
Kaia Kater – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Missy Raines & the New Hip – Nashville
Molly Tuttle Band – Nashville
Old Salt Union – Belleville, Il.
Red Wine – Rapallo, Italy
Run Boy Run – Tucson, Ariz.
Steep Ravine – Watsonville, Calif.
Tellico – Asheville
The Andrew Collins Trio – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Honey Dewdrops – Baltimore
The Lil’ Smokies – Denver
The Loose Strings Band – Galax, Va.
The Unseen Strangers – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tim Carter & Bang Bang – Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Town Mountain – Asheville
Trout Steak Revival – Denver
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike – Bell Buckle, Tenn.
Zoe & Cloyd – Asheville