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give insight into the performers who appear at our festivals and concerts and provide current information as well as historical reference to topics on interest to musicians and listeners alike.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 December issue features Ronald Poast, master Hardanger fiddle maker from Wisconsin, Volunteer Spotlight: Earl Jarosh, articles about the MBOTMA Fundraiser, Creek House and the song, Roll on Buddy, 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.
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Print copies of Minnesota Bluegrass Magazine are mailed by the 25th of the month to MBOTMA members. To become a member, please refer to the information on our membership page. If you are already a member and want to receive Minnesota Bluegrass in electronic form instead of by postal mail, it will be emailed to you directly before it is available to the general public. If you only want the digital copy or you have problems opening the file, please contact the Minnesota Bluegrass editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.