Author Archive: Guest Contributor

Occasionally, we have Guest Contributors who share their thoughts and experiences on Bluegrass Today.

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Town Mountain in Germany with The Bluegrass Jamboree

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This report is a contribution from Nick DiSebastian, bass player with Town Mountain who have just completed a tour in Germany. On December 15th we departed for a 3 week tour across Germany called The Bluegrass Jamboree. Each year Rainer Zellner attends IBMA to recruit three American […]

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Behind the Image: Jim McGuire’s Hall of Fame Photo

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This article on the iconic image of John Hartford his fans know so well is a contribution from Phil Newman, a writer based in Franklin, TN, who serves as publicist for The John Hartford Office. It also appeared in the December 2014 edition of the John […]

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Carl Chatski – computer whiz, social activist, musician

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This memoriam to Carl Chatski, who passed away this summer, is a contribution from Shannon Murray, Richard ‘Dick’ Ochs, and other friends of Carl. At the time of his passing we posted a brief note, indicating that we had been unable to find many details about […]

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A suggestion for IBMA Governance and Management Architecture

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This commentary is a contribution from Henri Deschamps, long tine supporter of the International Bluegrass Music Association, and a recently resigned member of their Board of Directors. Henri has a lifetime of experience in business, where he has achieved substantial success, and has served on multiple […]

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Final IBMA report from Driven

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we were delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and we thought it […]

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Day 2 for Driven at WOB ’14

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we are delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and we thought it would be […]

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Driven hits the road for WOB

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we are delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and we thought it would be […]

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Eddie Adcock on his major award

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000. “What […]

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Artie Werner remembers Ron Murphy

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Artie Werner, bass player, band manager and booking agent, shared these words of remembrance for his friend, Ron Murphy, who passed away yesterday. Ron and his wife of 40 years, Lora formed The Muddy River Band in 1977, played a heavy schedule through the mid […]

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More from Big Hillbilly Bluegrass in Oman

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another report from Bob Perilla, who is in Oman with the better part of his Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. They will be performing in the northeast African nation for two weeks for the US State Department, and sharing stories of their travels with us at Bluegrass Today. Big Hillbilly Bluegrass has […]

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