Author Archive: Guest Contributor

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

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More from Special C in Ireland

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another report from Greg Cahill, who is in Ireland with Special Consensus. We are having a great tour – played a show in a castle in Roscrea, Ireland and the huge Winterfest in Sixmilebridge, Ireland. Sean Ryan, who with his wife Aine owns the […]

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Special C learns about beer

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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So what is the first thing a bunch of bluegrass boys do when they land in Ireland? Here’s Special Concensus’ Greg Cahill to explain. We left the USA one week ago today and have now played in Clonmel, Headford, Portarlington, Dublin and playing tonight in […]

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The Vocal Minority – IBMA Edition

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This commentary is a contribution from four former members of the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. All four, Henri Deschamps, Craig Ferguson, Elizabeth Wightman, and Brian Smith, resigned from the Board following a dispute with the Chair, Jon Weisberger, shortly after […]

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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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