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

Finalists For Best Bluegrass Band At The Northern California Bluegrass Awards On Saturday, January 28 In Redwood City

These bands are the finalists for Best Bluegrass Band at the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards. The Awards Show will be held on Saturday, January 28, 3:00-5:00pm, at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Threatre, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, as part of the FREE weekend-long NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, January 27-28 & January 30.

Complete Weekend Festival Schedule

Bean Creek

High Country

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Windy Hill


Schedule Announced For 10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival In Redwood City

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the schedule for the 10th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City, January 27-28 and January 30, 2017.

All festival events are FREE and held in Redwood City.

FRIDAY, January 27

8:00-10:00pm — Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3737 Florence Street.

SATURDAY, January 28

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert

10:00am-5:00pm — Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre, 1455  Madison Avenue.

10:00am — Special Film Presentation: The Waltz To Westphalia (Joe Weed, CA)

11:00 — 35 Years Of Trouble

Noon — The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

1:00pm — The Blue Js

2:00pm — Bean Creek

3:00-5:00 — Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show with additional musical performances.

6:00-8:00pm — 27strings, Gourmet Haus Staudt, 2615 Broadway.

8:00-10:00pm — Edgewood Mountain Boys, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3737 Florence Street.

MONDAY, January 30

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

6:30-8:30pm — Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

Banjos Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (Rick Bowman, Backyard Green Films, CA)

How To Make A Guitar In Two Minutes (Herb Moore, CA)

The Whippoorwill’s Cry (Curtis Leslie, CA)

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert, FREE, Set For Saturday, January 28 In Redwood City

The 10th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The FREE program will be held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Threatre, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City.

The line-up will be announced shortly. The awards show will be held from 3:00-5:00pm.

The show is part of the FREE weekend-long Northern California Bluegrass Society Bluegrass On Broadway Festival at various venues in Redwood City. The festival receives principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

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.