Thanks to newly-acquired genetic information, I’ve discovered that I have Bavarian roots. Mark Stoffel, the Night Drivers’ mandolin player, who is half Bavarian, tells me he is half-pleased to hear this. In addition to being known for their outstanding pretzel and car-making ability, Bavarians are […]
Our coverage of the 2016 World of Bluegrass will continue over the next several days. Thursday had lots of music to see, and workshops to take, but also offered opportunities for participants to learn more about the IBMA and offer their input to the organization. There […]
When Mountain Faith was named the IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year for 2016 last Thursday night, we were among the many folks nodding and thinking, “it’s about time the organization recognized these groundbreaking young artists.” As is so often the case, accolades like this are […]
Here are some more looks at Thursday’s Special Awards ceremony at the 2016 World of Bluegrass Convention.
Sometimes it’s difficult to cope with the fact that many legends within bluegrass are aging. It’s especially tough hearing about their ailments, and worse yet when we all too often learn of their passing. We’ve lost far too many of them in the last year. […]
Wednesday was another day of overwhelming options with so many cool things to see and learn about. There were the obvious music showcases of performers, the Momentum Awards Luncheon, and workshops on many aspects of the business. One of the things I find people often have […]
Today during their annual World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC, the IBMA distributed their 2016 Special Awards. These are honors for individuals and organizations who work behind the scenes in the bluegrass music industry, in radio, media, graphic arts, and festival management. The luncheon […]
The indubitable Russell Carson, crack banjoist with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and enterprising bluegrass photographer/videographer, has posted the latest thing in music archiving – the POV video! Many types of action photography, from the sublime to the discreditable, now utilize this point of view […]