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Welcome to SEBA's Blog! Here you can find topics of Timely Interest.

Bear on the Square 2024

Well folks, another Bear on the Square has come and gone, and a great time was had by all. The weather on Saturday was very nice and the square in Dahlonega had lots of folks checking out all the vendor tents and the music.

Headin’ Home – A Dynamic 6-Piece Family Bluegrass Band From Savannah, GA

This article is reprinted from the November 2023 SEBA Breakdown, written by David Belcher.

John Kominsky (a SEBA Member who has published in previous Breakdowns) has heard the Headin’ Home Band ( and has been quite impressed! He recommends heading over to the Headin’ Home Festival ( which the Band is hosting on November 9 – 12, 2023, in Swainsboro, GA (about half way from Atlanta to Savannah)

The Festival features a full, high-power lineup of exceptional Bluegrass-Gospel bands.
See the Flyer for details on the Shows.

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IBMA and The Broken Compass Bluegrass Band

This article is reprinted from the November 2023 SEBA Breakdown, written by David Belcher.

Logo - IBMA World of Bluegrass

IBMA World of BluegrassThe International Bluegrass Music Association is an amazing organization. It is a powerhouse of Bluegrass information, history, events, festivals, and much more. Their home website is here: and you can browse this website to see all of their offerings. If you are not yet acquainted with this organization, take some time, please, to look over it. You will be amazed at all they do and all that it can do for you….

One of the highlights of IBMA each year is its Festival: The Festival kind of takes over the city streets and it is Music, Music, Music for 2 full days of stage shows and Jams all over the place.

Here’s one example of the Good Times that happen there.

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Genesis: The Origins of a Song: Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?

This article is reprinted from the July 2023 SEBA Breakdown, written by Lady Outlaw.

The popular old Baptist hymn, Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?, written in 1897 by Eliza E. Hewitt and set to a melody by John R. Sweney, can be found as No. 787 in the Baptist Sankey hymnal.

It has been recorded numerous times by American country and bluegrass music artists such as George Jones, Ferlin Husky, Alison Krauss, the Cox Family, Reba McEntire, and many others.

The only biblical reference to stars in a crown is found in twelfth chapter verse 1 of

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Loss Of Bluegrass Greats

It is with deep sadness that this week the bluegrass world has lost two of the most influential musicians in the history of the music we love. On June 23, 2023, Jesse L. McReynolds passed from this life and on June 27, 2023, Bobby Osborne also passed from this life. They were two of the most respected musicians … Read more

SEBA’s New Website

Your Website Development Team is working Fast & Furious to bring the new website to you. The big items now are : Working out the Payment process Sanitizing the Membership list (including all the expired Members from back over the years) Other tasks that won’t delay the Launch (but would be real good to have) … Read more

Fred MacIsaac Tribute

Celebration Saturday, May 9, 2009 Author: Tony Salazar (May 2, 2009) Fred MacIsaac played bass for Cedar Hill The SouthEastern Bluegrass Association mourns the loss of one of it’s best as Fred MacIaasc aka Reddy Freddy received his call to glory April 22, 2009. Fred has been with us (SEBA) since the beginning in 1984, … Read more

Tony Ianario

Heartfelt sympathy and condolences Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Mar 9, 2009) SEBA member and luthier, Tony Ianario and his wife Ann were killed in a traffic accident last Friday, March 6, 2009. The Ianarios were active members of SEBA’s Winder Chapter. Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to family and friends.

Congratulations! The Hollonville Opry House

Congratulations! To SEBA Member Organization, The Hollonville Opry House for receiving the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Organization Award for 2008. Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Dec 17, 2008) Charlotte & Harold Kirkland receive Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame honor on behalf of all staff at Hollonville Opry House. Founded spring of 1991 … Read more