Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Gabrielle Gray departs as IBMM Director

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

IBMA isn’t the only international bluegrass organization looking for an Executive Director. The IBMM, (International Bluegrass Music Museum), located in Owensboro, KY, is also on the hunt. It was announced yesterday afternoon that Gabrielle Gray, who has served in that position for the past 12 […]


An Interview with Jon Weisberger

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve written a good bit this past few months about the International Bluegrass Music Association, it’s extremely successful 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the subsequent resignation of Executive Director Nancy Cardwell, and the dustup between a […]


SMBMA meeting photos

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association held its December meeting at the Kentuckians of Michigan Friday evening. Members had a jam session after the business meeting. New County Grass from Michigan provided the evening’s stage show. Certificates were presented to our organizational members, the Kentuckians […]


2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past Saturday night (11/22) at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, winners were announced for the 2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. These awards are organized and distributed by the Northern Bluegrass Committee, whose members, and members of other affiliated bluegrass clubs, select nominees and winners […]


IBMA Board Statement

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following statement has just been delivered to the membership of the IBMA from its Board of Directors. November 24, 2014 Over the weeks since the Board meeting that began another great World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, our Board has spent a lot of time […]


What is going on with IBMA?

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Several readers have asked us on Facebook, in comments to our recent articles,  and in direct communications, to try and explain what has led to the current turmoil within the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. So here is, to the best of […]


Three more IBMA Board members resign

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier today, At-Large representative Henri Deschamps, Treasurer Elizabeth Wightman, and Agents/Managers/Publicists representative Brian Smith resigned from the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. These came following a vote during last night’s Board meeting to not accept the resignation of Chair Jon Weisberger, who […]


Another IBMA Board member resigns

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association has suffered another resignation, this time that of David Smith, the newly-elected representative of the Broadcasters constituency. After just a month of service, he has written a letter to the Board stating his reasons for […]


More changes within the IBMA Board

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The IBMA Board of Directors will have some extra work on their hands coming up. On Friday (10/31), Craig Ferguson, the Director of Planet Bluegrass, which produces the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival and RockyGrass in Colorado, resigned his position as Vice Chair after having been informed […]


Hazel Dickens song contest from DCBU

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the DC Bluegrass Union launched their songwriting competition this year, it was a simple decision to name it in honor of Hazel Dickens, a nearly-native daughter who spent much of her life based in the Baltimore/Washington area. Born in West Virginia in 1935, Hazel […]