®  A Little RBA History
Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1991, Redwood Bluegrass Associates is an all-volunteer operation. Our purpose is to educate and to assist bluegrass artists and audiences in the development, performance, and preservation of bluegrass music.

RBA sponsors workshops, public performances, and social events for people to hear, learn, and play bluegrass music. RBA is comprised of a group of volunteers who have years of experience in the presentation (and enjoyment!) of bluegrass music.

Some of the Bands
In addition to holding workshops with a number of notable musicians, including Jerry Douglas, Tony Furtado, Jim Nunally, James Price, John Reischman, Sally Van Meter, and Pete Wernick, RBA has presented concerts during the past twenty-plus years with many of the best in bluegrass. We'll slowly add some links, pictures and reviews. For now, here's a list.

  • Alice Gerrard & the Piedmont Melody Makers
  • Alison Krauss + Union Station
  • Audie Blaylock & Redline featuring Jesse Brock
  • Bill Evans & Friends
  • The Billy Pilgrims
  • Blue Diamond Strings
  • Bluegrass Intentions
  • Blue Highway
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass
  • Brittany Haas & Lauren Rioux
  • Brittany Haas & Jack Tuttle
  • Bruce Molsky
  • California Banjo Extravaganza with Riley Baugus, Ryan Cavanaugh, and Bill Evans
  • Canote Brothers
  • Carol Elizabeth Jones & James Leva
  • Carol Elizabeth Jones & Laurel Bliss
  • Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley
  • Chris Stuart & Backcountry
  • Claire Lynch Band
  • Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss
  • Crary, Evans & Spurgin
  • Crooked Jades
  • Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley
  • Dale Ann Bradley Band
  • Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass
  • David Grisman & Friends
  • David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
  • David Parmley & Continental Divide
  • David Thom Band
  • Del McCoury Band
  • Del Williams Band
  • Della Mae
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • Dudley Connell & Don Rigsby with Missy Raines
  • Due West
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock Band
  • Foghorn Stringband
  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
  • Frank Wakefield Band
  • Frankie Nagle & Primary Colors
  • Front Country
  • Front Range
  • Good Ol' Persons
  • Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
  • Hit & Run
  • Hot Rize
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Jack and Molly Tuttle
  • James King Band
  • James Reams & the Barnstormers featuring Blaine Sprouse
  • Jayme Stone's Lomax Project
  • Jeanie & Chuck's Country Roundup
  • Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
  • John Reischman & the Jaybirds
  • Johnson Mountain Boys
  • Joy Kills Sorrow
  • Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
  • Kathy Kallick Band
  • Keith Little's Tribute To the Stanley Brothers
  • Keith Little & the LittleBand with special guest Blaine Sprouse
  • King Wilkie
  • Kitchen Help
  • Kleptograss
  • Laurel Canyon Ramblers
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick
  • Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
  • Lee Highway
  • Loafer's Glory
  • Lone Prairie
  • Lonesome River Band
  • Long Lonesome Road (David Parmley, Randy Graham, et al)
  • Lost Coast (aka Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band)
  • Lost Highway
  • Lynn Morris Band
  • Mac Martin & the California Travelers
  • MacRae Brothers
  • Megan Lynch & Ron Stewart
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • Mighty Crows
  • Mike Compton & David Grier
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band
  • OMGG
  • Open Road
  • Papermill Creek Rounders (David Nelson, Banana, et al)
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Peter Rowan & Rob Ickes
  • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
  • Pine Valley Boys (Herb Pedersen, David Nelson, Butch Waller)
  • Prarie Flyer
  • Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
  • Red Wine
  • Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
  • Rustler's Moon
  • School Of Bluegrass (Frankie Nagle, Molly Tuttle, et al)
  • Seldom Scene
  • Sidesaddle
  • Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players
  • Special Consensus
  • Stairwell Sisters
  • Suzanne Thomas & Don Rigsby with Jim Hurst & Missy Raines
  • 3 Fox Drive
  • Tony Rice & Peter Rowan
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County
  • True Blue
  • The Tuttles with AJ Lee
  • Warrior River Boys featuring David Davis
  • The Websters & Scott Nygaard
    with Brittany Haas and Cindy Browne
  • Windy Hill

plus

  • Bay Area Bluegrass Women All-Stars ‹ in a benefit for Lynn Morris (Laurie Lewis, Kathy Kallick, Kate Brislin, Suzy Thompson, Mary Gibbons, Amy Stenberg, Debbie Cotter)
  • Bluegrass Guitar Extravaganza (David Grier, Scott Nygaard, David Nelson, Eric Thompson)
  • Masters of the Banjo and Rounder Banjo Extravaganza
  • Tribute to Bill Monroe ‹ on the 10th anniversary of his passing (with Butch Waller, Keith Little, Ed Neff, Paul Shelasky, Larry Cohea, Steve Pottier, Kathy Kallick)
  • Tribute to the "Brother Duets" (with the MacRae Brothers, Hoof Hearted, Jim Nunally & Dix Bruce, Keystone Crossing)
  • Tribute to the Carter Family & Jimmie Rodgers -- on the 75th anniversary of the "Bristol Sessions" (with Laurel Bliss, Kate Brislin, Kathy Kallick, Tom Rozum, Jody Stecher, Amy Stenberg, Suzanne Thomas)
  • Tribute to Flatt & Scruggs (with Bill Evans, Kathy Kallick, Del Williams, David Thom, Paul Shelasky, Jim Mintun, Larry Cohea, and Markie Sanders)
  • YEOW! A Country Music Revue

Printable List of all RBA Presentations with dates

Articles about RBA in the press:

O bluegrass, where art thou? - from the April 05, 2002, issue of the Mountain View Voice.
Kentucky bluegrass music taking root in Silicon Valley - from the October 24, 2003, issue of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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