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Welcome to the Bluegrass Music Society
of the Central Coast (BMSCC)

 

Promoting bluegrass, oldtime, traditional and gospel music on the Central Coast of California

Announcements are listed below and Upcoming Events are listed to the right.

 
www.ParkfieldBluegrass.ORG Festival 9-12 May 2019
TICKETS Available On-Line. Venue: V6 Ranch in Parkfield, California Cost: See Website Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.ORG Address: 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451, Costs: See Website. The the annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 9th @. 1:30 PM thru Sun May 12 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: Special Consensus; Cache Valley Drifters - California; The Slocan Ramblers - Canada, Rebekah Long, Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk. We are also proud to present these additional amazing acts: Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players - Stockton, CA; Blue Summit - Northern CA; The Littlest Birds - Laramie, WY; One Button Suit - Sacramento; Mission Blue - Bay Area Have More Fun Stringband - Southern, CA; Amber Cross - Central Coast, CA; North Country Blue - Northern CA; SLO County Stumblers - Central Coast, CA; Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" - Parkfield, CA. More acts to be announced. 
 
Check out Jams & Gigs Tab
Check the Jams & Gigs tab for the local CA Central Coast Jams and recurring Gigs. 
 
LESSONS
 
 
Paul Lee now taking students for private fiddle lessons
If you've ever wanted to learn how to play fiddle, here's your opportunity to learn with one of the best. Here's a link to his website http://www.myspace.com/paulleefiddle or contact him at (805) 709-1208. Lessons are in Nipomo. 
 
Paul Barton now taking students for private mandolin lessons
Paul has been playing bluegrass as The Brothers Barton since 1998. He has toured around the country and have played alongside some bluegrass/new acoustic greats. http://www.thebrothersbarton.com. Paul teaches Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Upright Bass and Electric Bass in the Arroyo Grande and Bakersfield areas. Contact Paul at brothersbarton@hotmail.com or call (661) 496-4522 
 
Rick Veeh now taking students for private mandolin lessons
Rick Veeh started playing the mandolin in 1976. Since that time he has performed in/with numerous bands, playing a variety of acoustic music styles including traditional bluegrass, swing, Celtic, old-time, and folk, with forays into classic jazz. Rick's goal with each student is to make them a better musician through a combination of studies in technique, ear training, written music in standard notation/tablature, and music theory. He teaches out of his home in Templeton (north SLO county). Give Rick a call at 434-5169! 
 
MUSIC CAMPS
 
 
CBA Music Camp @ Grass Valley CA June 9 - 12, 2018
Website: http://cbamusiccamp.com/ Address: 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949 This camp is for advanced-beginners and intermediate players (see the Instructors page for definitions) who want to improve their instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming with others. Camp starts Sunday with registration and some of our best introductory classes, and continues that evening with dinner, staff introductions, questions and answers, jamming, and a first-night dance. Monday through Wednesday will include classes each day with instrumental and vocal instructors (about ten students per teacher for these classes), jam group classes, and elective classes--including more instrumental choices, vocal harmonies, clogging, music theory, songwriting, and more. Evening activities include staff and student concerts, an old time dance, and lots of jamming. Wednesday evening there will be a post-camp/pre-festival concert and workshops. 

Upcoming Events


Apr 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM 
Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Fest. @ Tres Pinos, CA 
More on the Events page...

May 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM 
Casy Meikle @ Los Osos CA 
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May 9, 2019 @ 1:30 PM 
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival May 9-12, 2019 @ Parkfield CA 
More on the Events page...

June 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM 
Molly's Revenge @ Los Osos CA 
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June 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM 
CBA FATHER'S DAY FESTIVAL @ Grass Valley, CA 
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July 4, 2019 @ 2:00 PM 
Freedom Festival @ Atascadero, CA 
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July 6, 2019 @ 8:15 PM 
The Lonely Heartstring Band @ Morro Bay, CA 
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