Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

EBMA announces new Board of Directors

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Bluegrass Music Association has selected several new members for their Board of Directors. At their annual meeting at the Munich Bluegrass Festival earlier this month, four current members left the Board: Angelika Torrie, Rienk Janssen, Petr Brandejs and Christopher Howard-Williams. Their departures were anticipated, but […]


Photos from European Bluegrass Gathering

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Stu Vincent, a newly-assigned member of the Board of Directors for the European Bluegrass Music Association, for sending along these photos from the presentation of awards at last weekend’s European Bluegrass Gathering during the Munich Bluegrass Festival in Germany. They are of the […]


World of Bluegrass registration opens up this month

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that event and hotel registration for the 2015 World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC will begin at the end of this month. Members of the IBMA can register for the Business Conference (9/29-10/1), and […]


EBMA announces 2015 Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities Awards

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Bluegrass Music Association, the unaffiliated counterpart to the International Bluegrass Music Association in the US, has announced the 2015 recipients of their Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities Awards. This serves as a Hall of Fame of sorts, noting musicians, promoters, journalists, DJs, luthiers,and experts of various […]


Congrats to the Leadership Bluegrass class of 2015

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has released a photo of the 2015 graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass. OK… “graduating” may be laying it on a little thick, but these are the folks who completed the organization’s annual three-day seminar which seeks to bring together both current […]


Bluegrass Museum benefit with Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has been announced as the beneficiary of a gala event at the Owensboro Convention Center on April 17. Billed as the 2015 Mayor’s Gala, the event will feature entertainment from Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers. More than a […]


Ben Eldridge to accept 2015 Monument Award

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Forty-four years after he invited some friends over to play music in his Bethesda, MD, basement, Ben Eldridge is on a roll. Last fall, he and other original members of the Seldom Scene were inducted into IBMA’s bluegrass hall of fame. This Friday, he’ll receive […]


IBMA Showcase application deadline this week

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The good folks at the International Bluegrass Music Association asked us to remind everyone that this Saturday is the deadline to get your application in for an official showcase spot during the Bluegrass Ramble at the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. The […]


2015 SPBGMA winners

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Grammys weren’t the only major awards being distributed in the music world this past weekend. Last night in Nashville the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America (SPBGMA) announced the winners of their annual poll during the 41st Annual Bluegrass Music Awards. […]


The 2015 Bluegrass Grammy goes to…

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

At yesterday’s Grammy Awards, the 57th annual presentation, The Earls of Leicester won for Best Bluegrass Album. What a treat for bluegrass loyalists to see the music of Flatt & Scruggs honored by The Recording Academy. Old Crow Medicine Show’s Remedy won the award for […]