The Forward Roll

Announcing Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival

Announcing Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival

May 27, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - Today, Bluegrass Pride announced Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival. Airing over the weekend of June 27th and 28th, Porch Pride is a streaming festival featuring more than ten hours of live music over what would’ve been Pride weekend in San Francisco. Started as a side project of the California Bluegrass Association in 2017, Bluegrass Pride is now an internationally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to letting the world know that bluegrass and old-time music are for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, orientation, nationality, upbringing, or politics. The goal of Porch Pride is to highlight and showcase LGBTQ+ Roots musicians while also generating financial support as they navigate a new, nearly non-existent performance landscape. 

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PREMIERE: Sinner Friends — Rita

PREMIERE: Sinner Friends — Rita

BLUEGRASS PRIDE EXCLUSIVE: There’s good news and there’s bad news. 

The good news is that Sinner Friends are releasing a single, “Rita,” off their highly-anticipated full-length album that is out today via Bristol, Virginia’s Bigtone Records.

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Update on Bluegrass Pride 2020

Update on Bluegrass Pride 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our in-person Pride month celebrations this June. But Bluegrass Pride isn't going anywhere.

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Bluegrass Pride Wins Music Home Project Grant

Bluegrass Pride Wins Music Home Project Grant

Written by: Kara Kundert Today, we are thrilled to announce that Bluegrass Pride has won a grant from the Music Home Project. This grant will be used in three ways:  Ensuring fair artist pay to all Bluegrass Pride performers in our 2020 season. Developing and circulating instructional guides to local leaders who want to bring Bluegrass Pride to their hometown. Creating a vetted nationwide directory of safe venues for Bluegrass Pride artists to perform. Our mission is to support bluegrass, old-time, and traditional American musicians of all backgrounds and levels. In support of that mission, our priorities for 2020 are...

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PREMIERE: Tui — Smoke Behind the Clouds

PREMIERE: Tui — Smoke Behind the Clouds

This particular song includes all of our favorite things: the preservation and promotion of diverse histories in string band music, queered lyrics, and (of course), beautiful acoustic instrumentation from these talented young old-time musicians. 

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