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

NCBS Announces The 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Finalists

The Finalists for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards have been announced:

1. Bluegrass Band

Abbott Brothers

Bean Creek

Central Valley Boys

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee

2. Male Vocalist

Luke Abbott

Pete Hicks

Snap Jackson

Billy Pitrone

Yoseff Tucker

3. Female Vocalist

Regina Bartlett

Sarah Eblen

Mary Gibbons

A. J. Lee

Louise Mintun

4. Guitar

Kathy Barwick

Avram Frankel

Steve Pottier

Yoseff Tucker

Marty Varner

Yvonne Walbroehl

5. Mandolin

Tom Bekeny

Kim Elking

Pete Hicks

Ed Neff

Michael Tuttle

6. Banjo

Luke Abbott

Larry Cohea

Rob Horgan

Snap Jackson

Sonia Shell

7. Fiddle

Tom Bekeny

Pete Hicks

Alex Sharps

Jack Tuttle

Mark Wardenburg

8. Dobro

Leslie Abbott

Kathy Barwick

Helen Foley

Avram Frankel

Jim Mintun

9. Bass

Lisa Burns

Sarah Eblen

Dave Gooding

Louise Mintun

Max Schwartz

There are 6 finalists in one category due to a tie.

The FREE Awards Show And Concert will be held on Saturday, January 24 as part of the 8th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City.

Principal financial support for the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s BOB Festival comes from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, John Dabney, and other Redwood City-area businesses and organizations.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Ballots Due Friday December 5

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards will be held on January 24, 2015 in Redwood City.

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards will be held on January 24, 2015 in Redwood City.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards second round ballots are due from NCBS Members this Friday, December 5.

One Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Ballots Due December 5

ncbs-plain-logoOne Week Reminder: Second Round Ballots from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members are due on Friday, December 5, 2014.

The 2015 NCBS Northern California Bluegrass Awards ceremony and concert will be held Saturday, January 24 in Redwood City. The event is part of the FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, set for January 23-25, 2015.

Two Week Reminder: Second Round Ballots Due From NCBS Members On December 5

redwood-city-sign-ped-broadwyTwo Week Reminder: Friday, December 5 is the due date for second round ballots from NCBS Members for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

The awards will be presented at the 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in a January 24, 2015 ceremony in Redwood City.

Northern California Bluegrass Awards 2015 Nominees Are Announced

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the nominees for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards. NCBS Members will soon receive their second round ballots in the mail. Congratulations!

1. Bluegrass Band

27strings

Abbott Brothers

Alhambra Valley Band

Amber Cross Band

Anderson Family

Bangers & Grass

Bean Creek

Blue & Lonesome

Brookdale Bluegrass Band

Cabin Fever

California Swampgrass Band

Central Valley Boys

Cherry Pickers

Cliff Compton & Mountain Top

Courthouse Ramblers

Dark Hollow

Dim Lights

Front Country

Grassfire

Grasskickers

Highway One

Houston Jones

JEDD Brothers

Jimmy Chickenpants

Naked Bootleggers

One Button Suit

Poor Valley Band

Red Dog Ash

Rogue River

Sidesaddle & Co

Slide Road

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Steep Ravine

Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Sugar By The Pound

True Life Troubadours

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee

Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood

Whiskey Chimp

Windy Hill

2. Male Vocalist

Luke Abbott

Mark Berkley

Ryan Breen

Tom Bull

Larry Chung

John Cogdill

Cliff Compton

Glenn Dauphin

Lou Felthouse

David Field

Avram Frankel

Pete Hicks

Frank Holmes

Bill Hunter

Snap Jackson

Travis Jones

Matt Kendall

Jack Kinney

John Kornhauser

Simon Linsteadt

Jim Mintun

Billy Pitrone

Jan Purat

Pete Siegfried

Alex Muddy Smith

Yoseff Tucker

Henry Warde

Thomas Wille

Robert Zeien

3. Female Vocalist

Annie Alvira

Paige Anderson

Gina Astesana

Regina Bartlett

Amber Cross

Joni Davies

Amaya Rose Dempsey

Diana Donnelly

Sarah Eblen

Kim Elking

Donna Federico

Dana Frankel

Mary Gibbons

Penny Godlis

Michelle Haft

Elida Ickes

Renee Kavon

Jennifer Kitchen

A. J. Lee

Linda Maki

Samantha Meyer

Louise Mintun

Samantha Olson

Angela Personeni

Hailey Pexton

Lynn Quinones

Gail Reese

Amy Scher

Carolyn Sills

Wendy Burch Steel

Yvonne Walbroehl

4. Guitar

Kathy Barwick

Brian Burke

Eric Burman

Stevie Coyle

Glenn Dauphin

David Field

Avram Frankel

John Gooding

Glenn Houston

Travis Jones

Matt Kendall

Jack Kinney

Alex Mayers

Jim Mintun

Steve Pottier

Curtis Rieser

Ron Rose

Michael Stadler

David Thom

Yoseff Tucker

Marty Varner

Yvonne Walbroehl

Mike Wilhoyte

Thomas Wille

Jenny Lynn Williams

Jason Winfrey

Robert Zeien

5. Mandolin

Kyle Abbott

Luke Abbott

Tom Bekeny

Bruno Brandli

Larry Chung

John Cogdill

Kim Elking

Bill Foss

Pete Hicks

Shane Kalbach

Hide Kawatsure

Brian Judd

Matt Kendall

Jack Kinney

Scott Klein

Ed Neff

Andy O’Brien

Steve Pottier

Dave Rietz

Tom Shewmake

Pete Siegfried

Michael Tuttle

Gary Vessel

Henry Warde

6. Banjo

Luke Abbott

Ryan Breen

Larry Cohea

George Goodell

Dave Guarente

Allen Hendricks

Rob Horgan

Bill Hunter

Pat Ickes

Snap Jackson

Jack Kinney

BanjerDan Mazer

Billy Moore

Jesse Personeni

Steve Rosen

Max Schwartz

Sonia Shell

Avram Siegel

Dixon Smith

Victor Skidanenko

Linus Tremaine

John Woolfolk

7. Fiddle

Tom Bekeny

Elicia Burton

Cactus Bob Cole

Amaya Rose Dempsey

Dennis English

Pete Hicks

Steve Joynes

Jack Kinney

Shane Kalbach

Paul Lee

Bryan McClenahan

Samantha Olson

Jan Purat

Jody Richardson

Tessa Schwartz

Alex Sharps

Matthew Songmaker

Dave Sullivan

Linda Sullivan

Jack Tuttle

Ella Naiman Warde

Mark Wardenburg

Lee Anne Welch

8. Dobro

Leslie Abbott

Gary Anwyl

Regina Bartlett

Kathy Barwick

Helen Foley

Will Forte

Avram Frankel

Tom Klein

Jim Mintun

Charlie Wallace

John Winter

Henry Zuniga

9. Bass

Lisa Burns

Brian Clark

Rick Clemens

Sarah Eblen

David Field

Vicki Frankel

Penny Godlis

Dave Gooding

Bill Hamburgen

Emily Nishi Howard

Elida Ickes

Chris Kee

Jennifer Kitchen

Bruce Lacey

Jerry Logan

Joan Lowden

Kyle McCabe

Louise Mintun

Angela Personeni

Steve Pottier

Meghan Leslie Rieser

Ron Rose

Barbara Rosner

Max Schwartz

James Touzel

Pete Young

Joshua Zucker

The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 as part of the FREE 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City.