Passing of a Friend

Ron Daigh, husband of Sandii Castleberry Daigh, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, December 14th, from metastatic cancer.  As some of you may know, Ron worked as the I.T. Manager at Idyllwild Arts Academy.  A memorial fund has been established in Ron’s name to raise money for software and computers for the Idyllwild Arts Academy; Music Department.  It is called Ron Daigh’s Music Foundation.

A letter from Robin Adams, wife of Jim Adams AKA Okie Adams

The following letter has been received from Robin Adams, wife of Jim Adams who passed away on July 4 2008.  Jim is the son of banjo maker Okie Adams.  Jim  was a colorful person who you would meet carrying a beginners banjo he called a "tanjo" at many of the festivals and bluegrass events.

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We will miss you Kathy Cortez

Kathy Cortez passed away on the evening of New Years 2009.  As a long time supporter of the Bluegrass Community she was well respected and in the North County Bluegrass & Folk Club she consistently acted as the “Raffle Queen” at the First Tuesday Bluegrass Meetings  Both Kathy and Skip Greany attended and supported both the North County and the SDBS events.  You always could count on them to attend the club campouts as well as many other bluegrass events.

Special Membership Option for Bands and Musicians!!!

Hi there all bands and musicians! Our club really appreciates and values the time and energy you put into your music, and we want to thank you for sharing your talents with us! Your board members have been working hard to find ways to support YOU in your efforts, and we have come up with a special membership plan just for you!


1st Tuesday Music Night


Music Nights are free, and open to members and the general public. We offer live bluegrass and folk music beginning at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month.  Our opening spot gives upcoming bands the opportunity to perform for an appreciative audience. And, at 8:00 we feature one of our many talented San Diego and SoCal bands.   Come join us for an great evening of music.


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We meet at Round Table Pizza in Escondido, on the corner of Ash & Washington Streets. 1161 E. Washington Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 (760)489-0191

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