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

Two Week Reminder: Nominations For 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due By September 30

Two Week Reminder: Nominations for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due by September 30, 2014.

Paper Nomination Forms will be available at the NCBS Information Booth at the September festivals and events, including this weekend’s Plymouth festival.

(E-Mail Nominations) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com honoring Northern California’s primarily non-touring bluegrass bands and musicians are also accepted. The categories are Band, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, and Bass. Each person may nominate up to three in each category.

One Month Reminder: 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due September 30

One Month Reminder: Nominations for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on September 30, 2014.

Paper Nomination Forms will be available at the NCBS Information Booth at the September festivals and events.

(E-Mail Nominations) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com honoring Northern California’s primarily non-touring bluegrass bands and musicians may also be submitted  Categories: Band, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, and Bass. A person may nominate up to three in each category.

Six Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards 2015 Nominations Due September 30, 2014

Six Week Reminder: Nominations for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on September 30, 2014. Nomination forms will be available at the NCBS Information Booth at the August and September festivals and events.

Nominations honoring Northern California’s primarily non-touring bluegrass bands and musicians may also be submitted by (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.

Categories: Band, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, and Bass. Each person may nominate up to three in each category.

Seven Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due On September 30

Seven Week Reminder: Nominations for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on September 30, 2014. Nomination forms will be available at the NCBS Information Booth at the August and September festivals and events. Nominations honoring Northern California’s primarily non-touring bluegrass bands and musicians may also be submitted by (e-mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com. Categories: Band, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, and Bass.

Northern California Bluegrass Awards To Be Presented To Bill Evans & Kathy Barwick This Weekend In Pescadero & Sebastopol

Bill Evans

Bill Evans

Bill Evans (Lifetime Achievement) and Kathy Barwick (Best Dobro Player) will be presented with their 2014 Northern California Bluegrass Awards this weekend by NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Director Michael Hall.

Evans will receive his award before his performance on Friday, March 7 at the NCBS-welcomed Brookdale Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival at Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero.

Kathy Barwick

Kathy Barwick

Barwick will receive her award before her appearance with the Mike Justis Band on Saturday, March 8 at the Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival at the Sebastopol Community Center in Sebastopol.

All other awards were presented at the Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show during the BOB Festival in Redwood City on January 25.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival receives principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, and John Dabney.