IBMA Special Edition

Here you can find all the stories we are posting at 2014 World of Bluegrass, broken down by articles, videos and photos.

The latest are listed below but you can see all of them here:

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Latest IBMA 2014 Articles


Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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. […]


Final IBMA report from Driven

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we were delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and we thought it […]


IBMA pro membership numbers remain flat

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coming to Raleigh was a good financial decision for IBMA, but not all of the news has been good. Revenues are up, hand-in-hand with attendance at the end of week music festival. And the association’s overall membership numbers have grown significantly in the two years […]


Latest IBMA 2014 Videos


Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley joined us during the World of Bluegrass convention to talk about their upcoming album together, Before The Sun Goes Down, which offers a mix of traditional bluegrass and country music. The pair have a show tomorrow (10/23) at Nashville’s Station Inn, […]


Mark Simos talks songwriting

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention in late September, David Morris sat down with Berklee College of Music professor of songwriting, Mark Simos to discuss his new book, Songwriting Strategies: A 360 Degree Approach.   We’ll have a complete review of Mark’s book in […]


Mustered Courage at WOB

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

During World of Bluegrass at the start of October, we had a nice chat with two of the members of Mustered Courage, who were at the tail end of a lengthy US tour from their native Australia. These guys have an interesting approach, blending acoustic […]


Latest IBMA 2014 Photos


Final IBMA week photos

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

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!  


More Friday photos from Wide Open Bluegrass

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s some more images from Friday afternoon taken by Todd Powers.


IBMA convention hall

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s a panoramic shot of the activity in the Exhibit Hall at IBMA 2014.