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

One Month Reminder: 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due On September 26

One Month Reminder: 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations by NCBS Members are due on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The nominations will be accepted at the NCBS Information Booth at August and September events.

Nominations are also accepted by  (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.

Categories (Nominate up to 3 in each): Band, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, & Bass.

The 9th annual awards will honor primarily non-touring Northern California bluegrass bands and musicians.

The awards ceremony will be held in Redwood City on Saturday, January 30 during the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival. Admission is FREE to all BOB events, including the awards ceremony & concert.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s BOB Festival receives principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission. and other Redwood City-area businesses, organizations and individuals.

Five Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due By September 26

Nominations for the 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards by NCBS Members are due by Saturday, September 26, 2015. The nominations will be accepted on paper at the NCBS Information Booth at August and September events.

Nominations are also accepted by  (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com. Categories include:

Band

Male Vocalist

Female Vocalist

Guitar

Banjo

Mandolin

Fiddle

Dobro

Bass

Each person may nominate up to three in each category. The 9th annual awards will honor primarily non-touring Northern California bluegrass bands and musicians. Nominated bands and musicians will appear on the second round ballot sent to NCBS members in the fall.

The awards ceremony will be held on January 30 during the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City. The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s BOB Festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission. Admission to all BOB events, including the awards ceremony, is FREE.

2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due By September 26

Nominations for the 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards by NCBS Members are due by September 26, 2015. The nominations opened this past weekend at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and will be accepted on paper at the NCBS Information Booth at August and September events and also by (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.

The 9th annual awards honor primarily non-touring Northern California bluegrass bands and musicians. NCBS members will receive two rounds of ballots this winter. The awards ceremony will be held on January 30 during the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City. The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s BOB Festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

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

Snap Jackson To Receive Male Vocalist Northern California Bluegrass Award At Parkfield

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present Snap Jackson with his Northern California Bluegrass Award for Best Male Vocalist at the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival this weekend. He was unable to attend the formal ceremony during the January Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City due to a death in the family. Jackson tied with Billy Pitrone in the male vocalist category.

The NCBS Information Booth will be at the festival with the details of upcoming bluegrass events around the area. Stop  by and say hello to our friendly booth staff.

NCBS Information Booth

NCBS Information Booth

Sunday At The Bluegrass On Broadway Festival

SUNDAY, January 25

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

Noon-5:00pm — Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

G2 — Mind Over Matter (David Elfgrin, Sweden)

A second generation Stockholm bluegrass band comes to the US.

At The Feed & Seed (April Janow & Dax Cuesta, (sic) Films, NC)

A small Southern town welcomes bluegrass music.

Mipso In Japan (Jon Kasbe, NC)

A young American bluegrass band visits Japan in this short film.

Do What You Love (Katarzyna Kochany, Ontario, Canada)

A musical video with an Arizona bluegrass band.

Banjo Romantika (Lee Bidgood & Shara Lange, East Tennessee State University, TN)

The story of bluegrass music in The Czech Republic.

The Cricket (Andrew Cartoun, Stoney Lonesome Productions, CT)

A short about recording acoustic music in the days of the wax cylinder.

Broadcast: A Man And His Dream (Jordan Nance, NC)

The story of WPAQ Radio in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

6:30-8:00pm – Dark HollowWRUMC Youth Choir, Gospel Bluegrass Concert, Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road.

The 8th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival runs January 23-25 in Redwood City.