Minnesota Bluegrass is the monthly magazine published by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA). It offers a variety of feature stories, a comprehensive monthly Calendar of Events, a number of regular columns, and more. Members use Minnesota Bluegrass as a great resource for becoming more active in playing bluegrass and old-time music and for finding out about concerts, jams, and other events.
A typical issue of Minnesota Bluegrass runs 28-36 pages and is jam-packed with information about the region's acoustic music scene. Letters to the editor give members a chance to voice their opinons. Feature stories give insight into the performers who appear at our festivals and concerts and provide current information as well as historical reference to topics on interest to musicians and listeners alike.
Current Issue: The May issue features the MN Howngrown Kickoff Festival! Also, The Bluff Country Gathering, the Lester Flatt G-Run, and an article about the acoustic instrument repair program at MSCSE. Add to that: a Tab from Bob Douglas, as well as the regular columns: Grass Clippings, All's Fair in Love & Bluegrass, Bluegrass Saturday Morning, the MBOTMA Calendar of Events and the Coming Up section.
Frequent record reviews, tabalatures, and song lyrics help us track down the music we want to listen to and learn. The MBOTMA member band directory is listed at least quarterly to assist people wanting to hire a band or connect with other musicians. Even the advertising is informative, helping readers find out where the gigs, festivals, events, and instruments can be found.
Would you like to see your event listed in our Coming Up section?