Category: Media

Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nancy Cardwell, who oversaw the move of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference and festival from Nashville to Raleigh and was executive director as the organization returned to solid financial footing after multiple years of red ink, is being replaced. IBMA Chair Jon Weisberger called her […]


Behind The Mic with Steve Fisher

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s well known that some folks have a pretty tight opinion on what can be classified as bluegrass music. If it has drums, it’s out. If it has resonator guitar, it’s out. If the band isn’t wearing suits and ties, it’s out. If the song […]


All Star Duets released to radio

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larry Cordle has released his latest album, a superstar-packed volume of his original songs, to radio via Airply Direct. Entitled All Star Duets, it features Cord in duet arrangements with the country and bluegrass artists who made a dozen of his songs into hits. The album […]


Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Violet Hensley, who has entertained visitors at Silver Dollar City since 1967, has released an account of her 97 years on earth called Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story. Written with Randall Franks, the book follows Violet from her youth in Arkansas, raising 9 […]


Grandpa’s Fiddle video from Southern Raised

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Missouri’s Southern Raised has released a music video for Grandpa’s Fiddle, one of the songs on their current Make A Difference album. This bluegrass Gospel group consists of four siblings: Lindsay Reith on bass, Sarah Reith on banjo, Emily Reith on fiddle and mandolin, and […]


Jon Weisberger at 2014 World of Bluegrass

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday at the 2014 World of Bluegrass, we took the opportunity to chat with Jon Weisberger, Chair of the IBMA Board of Directors.  


Thinking About Drinking from Chris Henry

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass have released a music video for one of the songs to be included on their upcoming CD. But this one was shot live prior to the studio track being cut. As Chris tells us… “This is a song that […]


Behind The Mic with Larry Nixon and Tim Woodall

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

With IBMA’s annual World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival taking place this week, many bluegrass fans are turning their attention to Raleigh, North Carolina for the second year in a row. Tickets have been purchased, hotel rooms have been reserved, and of course, […]


Bela Fleck sees the Light

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

If it’s time for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, it must be time for another keynote address by a “name” player who has bluegrass in his background but has moved on to other genres. It’s been the organization’s M.O. for the past few years. Doing the […]


Banjo Loco with The Fisherman’s Lament

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Those crazy Banjo Loco guys have a new video which examines the existential question of where to draw the line between fishin’ and just standing with a beer and a pole.   The song is called Fisherman’s Lament, and is included on their current CD, […]