Resources

In addition to our events calendar to help you find live shows, festivals, and jams, we want to help you keep up with bluegrass in other ways. That’s what the Resources area is all about.

News

Walker Creek Fall Music Camp Begins, NCBS Donors Fund Youth Scholarships

bglogoThe Walker Creek Fall Music Camp begins today and runs through Sunday near Petaluma. The camp, run by Ingrid Noyes, offers instruction for adults and children.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund, financed by generous donors who support bluegrass music education, awarded partial scholarships that enabled four young students to attend the fall camp. Thanks for your support!

The next Walker Creek camp will be held in the spring.

NCBS Lost & Stolen Instrument Page On This Website Is Free And Instantaneous

NCBS Stolen Instrument Page

NCBS Stolen Instrument Page

The FREE Northern California Bluegrass Society National Stolen & Missing Instrument Information Page can be used to announce the theft or other loss of musical instruments, updates on subsequent investigations, and news about the recovery of instruments.

The forum is HTML-enabled, so that links may be added to other websites that contain pictures and other detailed information about the instruments.

Musicians should immediately post about the loss of an instrument. Used instrument buyers should check the page prior to purchase.

Please post again when instruments are recovered.

The page is listed under Resources in the left column on this website.

NCBS Collects Funds For Fall Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarships

Ingrid Noyes

Ingrid Noyes

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is collecting donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund. The fund accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students.

A NCBS committee manages the fund. Current donations will be used to assist students at the upcoming Fall 2014 camp near Petaluma, set for October 9-12, 2014. Ingrid Noyes runs the camp. More information can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisers. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. (Note that donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.)

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Donations for the NCBS fund 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

Breaking News: Strawberry Is Back This September, JD Rhynes’ Bluegrass Cookbook Funding Deadline

Here is the breaking news in the world of California bluegrass:

nevada-county-fairgrounds-signStrawberry Music Festival Is Back In September; Tickets On Sale

The Strawberry Music Festival, to say the least, faced some adversity over the past year but is now back — big time! The Fall event will be held September 11-14, 2014 (new dates) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley (new location). Tickets have gone on sale, so after two missed festivals, your ‘Berry fix is now available. For the first time ever at this festival, RV hook-ups are offered (via an August 1 lottery). We like it when quality area festivals roar back to life…thanks for your support!

jds-bluegrass-kitchen-logoAugust 11 Funding Deadline For J.D. Rhynes’ “Bluegrass Kitchen” Cookbook

California bluegrass icon and bluegrass cook J.D. Rhynes‘ popular, homey and tasty recipes published over the years in the CBA’s Bluegrass Breakdown will be collected into the “JD’s Bluegrass Kitchen” cookbook if a Kickstarter fundraising campaign is successful. The deadline is August 11, 2014. Plus, the accompanying CD will set some of the dishes to bluegrass music — besting that “potato salad”  thing tuning forks down.

NCBS Scholarship Donations For Walker Creek Now Being Accepted

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is now accepting donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The fund accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students. A NCBS committee manages the fund. Current donations will be used to assist students at the upcoming Fall 2014 camp near Petaluma, set for October 9-12, 2014.

Music students gather at Walker Creek.

Music students gather at Walker Creek.

Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisers. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716.

Donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.

Donations for the NCBS fund 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

Ingrid Noyes, not NCBS, runs the camp.

Walker Creek Music Camp