Category: Events

Final IBMA week photos

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s a final batch of Todd Powers‘ images from the Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Major thanks and a tip of the cap to Todd for his great work!  

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Michael Cleveland at IBMA

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, we had the chance to interview many of the top artists and songwriters in our business. Among them was Michael Cleveland, a highly-respected fiddler and bandleader, who shared some thoughts about his new record, […]

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Summer McMahan talks Mountain Faith

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Summer McMahan, the talented young vocalist and fiddler with Mountain Faith, spoke with us during IBMA week about their upcoming album, a secular project for Mountain Fever.  

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The Church Sisters at IBMA

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Among the acts I was most eager to meet during IBMA’s big week in Raleigh were The Church Sisters, Savannah and Sarah, from Galax, VA. These 18 year old twins sing with a purity and beauty that is something to behold. We chatted about their […]

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Sparta celebrates Lester Flatt’s 100th birthday

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Though the actual birthdate was marked earlier this Summer, the City of Sparta, TN is throwing a free music festival tomorrow (10/11) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lester Flatt’s birth. Lester called Sparta his home during his music career, and has family there to this […]

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Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The last set of the night at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, at Wide Open Bluegrass, was heaven. Billed as the Wide Open Jam, that was a rather modest description. It was the pinnacle. It was a fine Loar, or a fine pre-war Martin. […]

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Béla Fleck at World of Bluegrass

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As we all knew they would, someone recorded Béla Fleck’s Keynote Address to the 2014 IBMA World of Bluegrass Business Conference, and posted it online. It’s a good, clear recording and Béla’s remarks should be of interest to anyone who contributes, follows or participates in […]

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The Darrell Brothers at IBMA

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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You never know where these two crazy guys will turn up next. Daniel Mullins caught up with The Darrell Brothers during IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass, and collected some of their wit and wisdom for the ages. The boys gave a quick update on their twerking […]

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Russell Moore talks IIIrd Tyme Out

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During last week’s World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, we had the chance to speak with several dozen top artists and songwriters about their careers and recent projects. One of those was Russell Moore, who talked about recent changes with his band, […]

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VA Tech students at Rhythm & Roots

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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With the generous support of Virginia Tech’s Department of Religion and Culture, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion organizers, and the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum, nearly twenty students from VT were able to attend Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion for a day and tour […]

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