At a house jam in the Fall of 1992 an old friend Nancy Gillins said, “Ya’ know, we ought to have a bluegrass organization right here in Southern California.”  Nancy spoke to a whole bunch of folks involved in the Southern California Bluegrass scene and the thought turned into a reality in 1993, with the birth of the Bluegrass Association of Southern California (BASC).

The very first meeting of BASC was held at the home of Margo and Ken Tennesen.  Elaine and Clark Weissman of CTMS fame lent their expertise in how to establish a non-profit (501c3) educational organization. And so, from a small charter membership of about 40 bluegrass music lovers, BASC has grown to a membership of over 300, including many sponsors supporting BASC to promote bluegrass music right here in Southern California. inTUNE News, is produced cooperatively with our sister organization, the San Diego Bluegrass Society. BASC goals include:

Places we’ve been: To further its goals of educating and promoting bluegrass, our presence continues at local festivals, the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest, Supergrass in Bakersfield and the Granada Hills Street Faire as well as a concert series of 2-4 concerts annually. Anyone interested in performing at a BASC concert should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.