Enjoy free live shows featuring the finest in Bluegrass and Old-time music.
Silent Auction and Fine Instrument Raffle support musicians impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Amazing Instruments
- Vacation Get-aways
- Rare Bluegrass Memorabilia
Win this santa cruz Tony Rice Signature Guitar!
Win this Taylor AD17 Guitar!
Enjoy a fun and entertaining evening of Bluegrass & Old-time Music. It’s a way for us to stay connected AND to lend your support by donating, bidding in our auction, and purchasing raffle tickets. You can also tip the performing artists!
Live Shows, Saturday at 6pm PDT
AJ Lee & Blue Summit
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms
The Price Sisters
The COVID-19 Pandemic hit the music community hard.
The past year has been tough. We miss seeing you at our Father’s Day Festival at Grass Valley and other CBA Events. But let’s get together online to support the CBA and our community of musicians.
The year the music stopped.
Performance venues and festivals closed, leaving performers without work. Music instructors couldn’t meet with students. Enthusiasts and amateur musicians lost an important sense of community, when private and public spaces that had hosted long-standing jams had to put such gatherings on indefinite hold.
Like most arts organizations, the CBA has been hard hit by the COVID pandemic.
Without the ability to hold festivals, camp outs, or concerts, the majority of the income that sustained our work disappeared. However, even as we struggled to cope with the significant setbacks of 2020, the CBA responded to the Pandemic with new ways of both connecting with and supporting our community, helping them to bridge across the tough times. We launched Turn Your Radio OnLine, a streaming webcast series that aired in May and June to raise funds for COVID Artist Relief. We also initiated development of an online academy to support socially-distanced youth with ongoing music education and social interaction.
In 2021, the CBA needs your help in order to fulfill our mission of nurturing the traditional American art forms of Bluegrass, Old-time, and Gospel music.
We’re bringing back our acclaimed Turn Your Radio OnLine webcast to support our cause and reconnect our community. Your tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)3 non-profit organization will allow us to continue our outreach and support work, until we can once again return to hosting live events.
Support the CBA …and Turn Your Radio OnLine
Free-to-view, live-streamed, Bluegrass and Old-time performances from emerging California acts as well as Nationally-Prominent artists.
You can tip the performers via a “virtual tip jar” as they are playing – providing much appreciated support in these challenging times.
You’ll be able to bid on fine instruments, historical Bluegrass memorabilia, gift certificates, and really cool items donated by some of your favorite artists.
Final Silent Auction bidding and our live Raffle drawing will take place during our June 19th Turn Your Radio OnLine show.
All proceeds go to the California Bluegrass Association.
When are the shows?
Our 2021 webcasts will take place Saturday April 24th, May 22nd, and June 19th at 6 pm PDT
How do I watch the shows?
Which artists are playing?
Will artists comply with Social Distancing Requirements?
How do I bid on Auction items?
How do I buy Raffle Tickets?
Raffle Ticket Sales are available starting in late April, and are also available during our live webcasts. The Raffle ends with a live drawing at the conclusion of our live webcast on June 19th. More info will be posted when the Raffle opens
Can I Donate an Item to the Auction or Raffle to support the CBA?
Yes, Please! Contact us at [email protected]
Thank you to our sponsors
A special thank you to those who support the CBA. Find out how you can become a sponsor today.
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Take a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year and a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy called “Nashville’s hottest young player” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and you have Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene around the world. Known for their white-hot picking and world class musicianship, as well as their soulful stone country vocals, the GRAMMY® nominated duo cleverly and uniquely melds bluegrass, country, blues, rock, jamgrass, and string band music of all kinds to create a signature blend of music that defies restrictions of genre. NPR has called Ickes and Hensley “two musical phenoms”; Vintage Guitar raved they’re an “acoustic firestorm” who “are changing the rules”; Acoustic Guitar describes their sound as “steel-string bluegrass with all the intensity of rock ‘n’ roll” and No Depression observed they’re “two of the finest musicians playing today.” Ickes and Hensley have shared the stage or collaborated with Tommy Emmanuel, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Marty Stuart, and Steve Wariner—all admirers of the duo. Ickes, former founding member of bluegrass “supergroup” Blue Highway and highly sought-after Dobro master, has graced the recordings and concerts of artists such as Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Tony Rice and more. Hensley, who earned his first IBMA Guitar Player of the Year nomination in 2020, made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11 (thanks to an invite from Marty Stuart with Earl Scruggs) and has appeared on stage with the likes of Johnny Cash, Peter Frampton and Old Crow Medicine Show. All three of the Compass Records albums released by Ickes and Hensley have received widespread acclaim, including their debut Before The Sun Goes Down, which garnered a GRAMMY® nomination, and the combo’s most recent release World Full of Blues, which features collaborations with Vince Gill and Taj Mahal.
Photo Credit: Chad Jenkins
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms both originally hail from Washington State: Caleb from the coastal islands, and Reeb from the high desert plateau. The two have come together in music and are hailed as some of the most compelling musicians making country roots music in America today. When these two sing together, their honest incantations leave us spell-bound and smiling. The music they make is elevated by Caleb’s burnished voice, distinctive and lyrical mandolin style, and grounded by Reeb’s refreshing vocal delivery and solid rhythm guitar playing. Their repertoire is made up of original songs and tunes as well as gems from American traditional, bluegrass, and country repertoires. Music is clearly in their blood. Caleb and Reeb’s originals and interpretations of songs have been covered and recorded by many performers and their musical presence reaches into a diverse and loyal fanbase, giving creedence to the impact that this duo has on their listeners. Pillars of the Northwest music scene, they carry the torch of their music around the world, and can be found touring as a duo, as well as with the Foghorn Stringband, and the Caleb Klauder Country Band. Their fans exude admiration for the timeless sound that these two produce, capturing the essence of American roots music.
The Price Sisters
Rebel Records recording artists, ‘The Price Sisters,’ features Lauren Price and Leanna Price, twin sisters from southeastern Ohio. The Sisters have been inspired and influenced by the sounds of Bill Monroe, Hazel and Alice, and the Carter Family, and strive to carry forth those traditional sounds established long ago. To date, the group has released two successful projects for Rebel Records, a self-titled release in 2016 and “A Heart Never Knows” in 2018, produced by veteran engineer Bil VornDick. Both releases have been well-received nationally and internationally.
The Price Sisters, accompanied by musicians Conner Vlietstra, Bobby Osborne II, and Lincoln Hensley produce a fresh, original sound, yet one which manages to capture and carry forth the essence of the style laid down by the pioneers of traditional and bluegrass music.
The group continues to maintain an active touring schedule, and all band members are known to frequently instruct in workshops and camps. In 2018, The Price Sisters released their first full-length album for Rebel, A Heart Never Knows, produced again by VornDick. Since 2016, The Price Sisters have garnered press from such outlets Billboard, No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, For Folk’s Sake, Bluegrass Unlimited, and The Eddie Stubbs Show on WSM radio. We can expect a second full-length project from the group within the next year.