Next regular Bluegrass jam: February 13, 2016

10 AM till 3 PM

Lamsom Road Community Church
2259 Lamson Road, Phoenix, NY 13135

Regular jams are held every 2nd Saturday - September to May (except December)

If you're looking for a good place to meet musicians who share your love of bluegrass music - or to learn some new or old songs - this is the place!

Special note: Bluegrass lovers might want to take a listen to Randy's Pickin' Parlor. Join them to watch the shows streamed live or browse the Archive of 30 plus concerts (e.g. The Boxcars, The Grascals, Blue Highway and more). Go to to learn what's coming up and also to listen to previous shows.

June 2015 Newsletter!

Membership Notes

Long time CNYBA member, Kathy Kinney, had gall bladder surgery plus removal of a tumor, at Crouse Irving Hospital in Syracuse on February 4, 2016. Our prayers are with Kathy as she recovers. We don't know how long she'll be in the hospital, but cards can be sent to
Kathy Kinney, 235 Blanchard Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209


Peter L. McDonald of Tyre NY, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Tuesday, (December 8, 2015) after a year-long battle with cancer. 
Friends may call at the Coe-Genung Funeral Home at 46 W. Main Street, Waterloo, NY on Friday, (December 18) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service and celebration of Peter's life will be at Seneca Community Church at 5738 Route 96 in Romulus on Saturday, (December 19) at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Pastor Dave Spencer. 
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to assist with the education of their children. Donations may be mailed to Shannon McDonald, 1236 Gravel Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
Funeral Home: Coe-Genung Funeral Home, 46 West Main Street, Waterloo, NY 13165; 315-539-2931 To view the entire obituary, go to:



  CNYBA officers and board members!
President: TBA

Vice President:  Neil Smith
4524 Waltham Drive
Manlius, NY 13104

Treasurer: Eric Barth
7728 Frayer Ln
Liverpool, NY 13090

Secretary:  Aleksandra Smith
4524 Waltham Drive
Manlius, NY 13104


Alvar "Mike" VonSneidern
65 Canton St.
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Kathy Kinney
235 Blanchard Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209

Bill Light
211 Allen St.
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Bill Knowlton
125 Meyers Road
Liverpool, NY 13088-4449

Bob Hayden
4601 Limeledge Road
Marcellus, NY 13108
315-673-1313 Home
315-251-4113 Cell

Mark Kuney
228 Milburn Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13207





























Membership Chair and Webmaster
Shirley Stevens
PO Box 536
Liverpool, NY 13088

Please send membership information and dues to Shirley.

Also please send event notices and membership notes (death, illness, joys, etc.) to Shirley


Festival Reports

Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival 2014
by John and Katie Brutcher

Katie's North Carolina Trip
Not a festival but a darn good story!
ccstival RepoKaKrts from CNYBA members

The 2014 Palatka Bluegrass Festival
by John and Katie Brutcher
The 2013 Sertoma Youth Ranch Bluegrass Festival
by John and Katie Brutcher
The 2013 Palatka Bluegrass Festival
by John and Katie Brutcher
The Winter Village Bluegrass Festival
by John and Katie Brutcher


Read about the Out Among the Stars Festival (OATS)
by John and Katie Brutcher


April 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 "Catch up letter""

August 2014 Newsletter

June 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Newsletter

February 2014 Newsletter

December 2013 Newsletterc

November 2013 Newsletter

October 2013 Newsletter

Previous editions of the newsletter

Bluegrass on the Tube
The Internet's Bluegrass Video Search Engine

From a member of the South East Bluegrass Association, located in Atlanta, GA, comes a free website, designed to promote bluegrass music among bluegrass fans. The website currently has over 400 videos in the library, representing a wide variety of artists and styles of bluegrass.  New videos are added weekly.  Check it out at: 

Quick Links:

CNYBA Officers and Chairpersons Contact Information



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Baldwinsville, NY 13027
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