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

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

NCBS Bluegrass Stolen Instrument Page Is Free Service On This Website

bglogoThe NCBS National Bluegrass Stolen 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.

Donations Now Being Accepted For NCBS Scholarship Fund For Fall Walker Creek Music Camp Students

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is currently 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.

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.

walker-creek-child-fiddlersDonations 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 itself. Information: Walker Creek Music Camp.

NCBS Website Found Not Vulnerable To “Heartbleed” Security Bug

The diagnostic tools supplied by Norton By Symantec have found that the Northern California Bluegrass Society Website is not vulnerable to the widely-publicized “Heartbleed” security bug.

Breaking News: Additions To The Bluegrass Schedule, The Hossettes

Rick Sparks

Rick Sparks

Here is the breaking news in Northern California bluegrass:

Late Additions To The Northern California Bluegrass Schedule

Some spring festivals and concerts are just now coming together and looking like lots of fun. Here are some late additions to the Northern California bluegrass schedule:

Saturday, April 19 – Rick Sparks & Karen Roemmich Barn Concert at Blue Moon Ranch in Bonny Doon. 4:30pm afternoon show, with jamming to follow in the evening. RSVP — (Eric & Barbara Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com.

Saturday, April 19 — Third Annual Seabright Stringfest, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz. Just-announced line-up of old-time & bluegrass bands all afternoon and evening. FREE.

Earl White & Adrienne Davis Of The Earl White Band

Earl White & Adrienne Davis Of The Earl White Band

Thursday-Monday, May 22-26 — Hickstival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos. Bluegrass campout with performances on Memorial Day Weekend. Thursday has been added and bands have just been announced.

These are all small, fun gatherings within easy driving distance of the Bay Area.

No Name Band Now Has A Name: The Hossettes

Nameless no more, the brand-new Davis-based, all-female bluegrass band has been christened “The Hossettes,” featuring Hailey Pexton, Angela Personini, Karen Wilhoyte, and Jenny Lynn Williams.

The Hossettes

The Hossettes