The Bluegrass Breakdown

A key benefit of your California Bluegrass Association membership is our monthly newsletter, the Bluegrass Breakdown. To call this award winning (SPBGMA’s Bluegrass Club Newsletter of the Year, 2003) periodical a “newsletter” belies the size of our paper. Typically weighing in at 40 pages, the 11-1/2 x 14” format tabloid is packed with informative and entertaining content. We’ll keep you up to date on all the goings in with our fine club and you will find reviews and columns that will edify any bluegrass fan, anywhere in the world. Humor, biographies, artistic photography, even mouth watering recipes are regular features of the Bluegrass Breakdown. You’ll find out who’s playing at next year’s festivals, where to attend next month’s CBA board meeting and who's hosting tonight's local jam. We’re working toward getting the Bluegrass Breakdown to you as fast as possible. The electronic, pdf version of the paper will be available as a download to CBA members this summer. Editor Mark Varner is your guide through the world of California Bluegrass. He welcomes your input, ideas, articles and photographs. Mark can be reached at 831-338-0618. Email for the Breakdown is The mailing address is PO Box 1245, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.

Advertising in the Bluegrass Breakdown is quite a bargain. Your ad will reach over 3,000 members, their friends and many folks at the heart of the bluegrass music industry. We feel that the CBA is the best bluegrass organization out there and the Bluegrass Breakdown publication is one of many ways we prove it! Call Mark for special rates (6 issues or more) or specially sized ads. Click the link below for updated rates. Ad files can be emailed to or larger files can be uploaded to Please notify us by email when transferring files to the CBA.

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