Northern California Bluegrass Awards

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards are presented during Bluegrass on Broadway. Here is the complete list of award recipients. In some categories there are two recipients in the same year due to ties.

  • Bluegrass Band:  Sidesaddle & Co. (2008), The Mighty Crows (2009),  Dalton Mountain Gang (2010), The Tuttles With A. J. Lee (2011, 2012).
  • Male Vocalist: Billy Pitrone (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Yoseff Tucker (2010)
  • Female Vocalist: Diana Donnelly (2008, 2009), A. J. Lee (2010, 2011), Molly Tuttle (2012).
  • Guitar Player: Jerry Ashford (2008), Glenn Houston (2009), Yoseff Tucker (2009, 2010, 2012), Molly Tuttle (2011).
  • Mandolin Player: Butch Waller (2008, 2009), Kim Elking (2009), Ed Neff (2010, 2011), Pete Hicks (2011), Michael Tuttle (2012).
  • Banjo Player:  Bill Evans (2008), Larry Cohea (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Luke Abbott (2012).
  • Fiddle Player: Annie Staninec (2008, 2009, 2010), Pete Hicks (2011), Paul Shelasky (2011), Jack Tuttle (2012).
  • Dobro Player: Jim Mintun (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012), Kathy Barwick (2010)
  • Bass Player: Lisa Burns (2008, 2009, 2012), Paul Knight (2010), Dan Booth (2011), Louise Mintun (2012).

The following individuals have been presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards in recognition of their contributions to the Northern California bluegrass scene:

  • Steve Baker (2012)
  • Richard Brooks (2012)
  • Glenn Christensen (2009)
  • Dick Clark (2010)
  • Joyce Clark (2010)
  • Tom Diamant (2011)
  • Dick Dowell (2010)
  • Judy Dowell (2010)
  • Ray Edlund (2011)
  • Bruce Edmundson (2012)
  • “Cuzin” Al Knoth (2009)
  • Mike McKinley (2012)
  • Carl Pagter (2008)
  • Jake Quesenberry (2008)
  • Karen Quick (2009)
  • Eric Rice (2011)
  • Jack Sadler (2008)
  • Mary Tilson (2011)

News

Five Week Reminder: 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due By October 21, 2017

Five Week Reminder: Nominations for the 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members by October 21, 2017.

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Six Week Reminder: NCBS Members Can Nominate Their Favorite Bands & Musicians

Six Week Reminder: Nominations for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members by October 21, 2017. Nominations may be  made on the paper form or by e-mail. Click here for Nomination Information.

Seven Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due On October 21

Seven Week Reminder: Nominations for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members by October 21, 2017.

Nomination Information

Two Month Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due October 21

Two Month Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members by October 21, 2017.

Nomination Information

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Now Accepted & Due By October 21

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show, FREE, January 27, 2018, in Redwood City.

Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members by October 21, 2017.

Nominations honoring Northern California’s primarily non-touring bluegrass bands & musicians are being accepted in 9 categories: Band, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, and Bass. Paper nomination forms will be available at the NCBS Information Booth at fall events and e-mail nominations can be sent to (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com. Each member may nominate up to 3 in each category.

NCBS members will receive two rounds of ballots over the winter. The awards ceremony will be held on January 27, 2018 as part of the FREE NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City.

The awards show and January 26-28 festival are supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and by other Redwood City-area businesses, agencies, and organizations.