Roots Culture Redefined


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BGS is your hub for all things roots.

What began as a blog for like-minded Los Angelenos pining for bluegrass in Southern California has morphed and grown over the greater part of a decade to become a national and international roots music brand. BGS is proud to be a standard-bearer for all of the things we love about bluegrass within every branch and offshoot of the roots music family tree — from vibey pop-folk to ravishing alt-country; plus blues, singer/songwriter, Americana, old-time, acoustic, and everything else above, below, and in between.

From Nashville to London to Los Angeles, BGS brings modern, self-aware, and progressive sensibilities to the editorial, curatorial, and marketing needs of the world’s American roots music communities.

It’s really quite simple:

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What we are …

Editorial

Creating and covering content across every level of the international scene, ranging from timeless traditional bluegrass, blues, and old-time to contemporary singer/songwriter, Americana, folk, and everything rootsy beyond and in between.

Curatorial

Presenting and facilitating world-class showcases, festival stages, and musical events of all persuasions across the country and around the world.

Promotional

Marketing the best artists, events, and brands for hundreds of thousands of roots-minded fans and consumers, globally.

Who's behind it …

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Ed Helms

Co-Founder
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Amy Reitnouer

Co-Founder & Executive Director
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Justin Hiltner

Associate Editor & Digital Brand Director
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Craig Shelburne

Managing Editor
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Shelby Williamson

Media Manager
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Joseph Klingl

Marketing & Audience Development