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Idaho Bluegrass Association Making A Comeback With Winter Festival

Screenshot from Deviant Kin youtube footage.
Idaho Bluegrass Association
Boise bluegrass group "Deviant Kin" performs in June 2019.


Bluegrass music is making a comeback in Idaho. The Idaho Bluegrass Association has been around since the 1980s, but after membership waned, the group’s popularity has taken off in the past few years. Supported by new members and leadership, the group is putting on the first Idaho Bluegrass Winterfest this weekend in Boise. 

Petra Schwarthoff and Joe Gobel are avid bluegrass musicians and organizers of the event. They join Idaho Matters to talk more about the festival. 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.