Through opportunity and resources, we support and encourage women bluegrassers of all levels, promoting the advancement of the individual musician within an inspired and connected community.


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The Handsome Ladies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to promote and support women bluegrass players of all levels. Our seven founding members met in the summer of 2012 and created a bluegrass jam, in which all of the players just so happened to be ladies. Within a handful of months, we met more women who had been looking for exactly what we had created: a close-knit community whose purpose was to support, promote and encourage ladies in the world of bluegrass.

Today, with over one hundred and fifty members across the country, we host monthly ladies' jams in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nashville, and Seattle, participate at bluegrass festivals, and hold educational workshops and events. We are committed to providing opportunities for the advancement of female musicians within the bluegrass community, while helping to preserve the traditions and culture of bluegrass and American roots music.