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Donate To The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund In Time To Assist Fall Students

At the Walker Creek Camp.

You are invited to make a donation to the Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund for student scholarships at the Fall Camp, set for October 6-9, 2016 near Petaluma.

Donations can be sent to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846
Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses scholarships. Donations to the fund, run by a NCBS committee, are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716.

Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp. Information: Walker Creek Music Camp,

Ingrid Noyes runs the camp, which is held each spring and fall. The camp is open to adults and children.

Rhiannon Giddens Named 2016 Steve Martin Banjo Prize Winner

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens has been named the winner of the 2016 Steve Martin Banjo Prize, the first person who is not a white male to be so honored.

She is best known to bluegrass & old-time music fans as the former lead performer in The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and to folk music fans from her appearance in the film “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Giddens continues to tour internationally as an individual performer and has just been added (as a singing social worker) to the cast of the television drama “Nashville.”

She performed several years ago as part of the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival. She reunited with the CCD for several Bay Area shows earlier this year.

The prize, now in its sixth year, comes with a $50,000 cash award.

Information About Fall 2016 NCBS Walker Creek Scholarship Fund Donations

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for student scholarships for the Fall 2016 Camp, set for October 6-9. A NCBS committee manages the fund for scholarships for students in need of financial assistance.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts the donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. (Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate scholarship money directly to the camp.)

Ingrid Noyes runs the camp, which is held each spring and fall. Information about the camp: Walker Creek Music Camp,

NCBS Website Returns After Much-Needed Software Maintenance

The Northern California Bluegrass Society website has returned to action after some much-needed software maintenance. The NCBS daily news will return tomorrow (August 31) at 10:00pm.

There will be no September Highlights tomorrow evening, but coverage will be available later in September.

Thanks for your support!

NCBS National Stolen & Missing Instrument Page Is Free & Available On This Website

bglogoThe NCBS National Bluegrass Stolen & Missing Instrument Page is linked off the left column on this website. This is a free service for both theft victims and used instrument buyers that provides a central reporting location for the recovery of stolen or lost bluegrass instruments.

Musicians should immediately SELF POST information about stolen instruments. Instrument buyers should CHECK the page prior to purchase of any used instrument. The page is searchable.