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

Three Day Reminder: Final Round Awards Ballots Are Due This Saturday From NCBS Members

Three Day Reminder: Final Round Ballots from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members for the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due this Saturday, January 7, 2017.

One Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Ballots Due On January 7

One Week Reminder: Final Round Ballots from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members for the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

The FREE 10th annual awards show will be held on Saturday, January 28 in Redwood City.

Two Week Reminder: Final Round Ballots For Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due On January 7, 2017

Two Week Reminder: Final Round Ballots from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members for the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

The 10th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert will be held on Saturday, Janury 28, 2017 in Redwood City, as part of the FREE NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, set for January 27-28 and January 30.

NCBS Announces Finalists For The 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the finalists for the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards. The Awards Show & Concert will be held on January 28, 2017 in Redwood City, as part of the FREE 10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, January 27-28 and January 30, 2017.

Congratulations to:

1. Bluegrass Band

35 Years of Trouble

Bean Creek

High Country

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Windy Hill

2. Male Vocalist

Luke Abbott

Glenn Dauphin

Jim Mintun

Billy Pitrone

Yoseff Tucker

Sullivan Tuttle

3. Female Vocalist

Kathy Barwick

Sarah Eblen

A. J. Lee

Louise Mintun

Hailey Pexton

4. Guitar

Kathy Barwick

Larry Chung

Billy Pitrone

Yoseff Tucker

Sullivan Tuttle

5. Mandolin

Kyle Abbott

Tom Bekeny

Josh Gooding

Pete Hicks

Michael Tuttle

Butch Waller

6. Banjo

Luke Abbott

Larry Chung

Larry Cohea

Snap Jackson

Avram Siegel

7. Fiddle

Luke Abbott

Tom Bekeny

Pete Hicks

Ed Neff

Jack Tuttle

Mark Wardenburg

8. Dobro

Leslie Abbott

Kathy Barwick

Tomas Enguidanos

Avram Frankel

Jim Mintun

9. Bass

Lisa Burns

Sarah Eblen

Paul Knight

Louise Mintun

Max Schwartz

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival receives principal financial support from a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and from other Redwood City area busnesses, organizations, agencies, and individuals.

Three Day Reminder: Second Round Ballots For 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due On Saturday December 17, 2016

Three-Day Reminder: 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Second Round Ballots are due on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members.