Banjostand coming back to World of Bluegrass

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the most talked-about aspects of the 2014 World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh was the temporary art exhibit, Banjostand, designed by Bland Hoke. It was constructed on site surrounding the iconic statue of Sir Walter Raleigh by Bruno Lucchesi. We noticed it right away […]


Nick Forster to deliver WOB Keynote

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that Nick Forster, bassist/vocalist with Hot Rize and host and co-founder of the eTown radio franchise, will deliver the Keynote Address to the assembled bluegrass industry during the organization’s 2015 World of Bluegrass conference. His address will be […]


Legal eagles at World of Bluegrass 2015

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is adding a new track to the presentations at their annual World of Bluegrass convention this September in Raleigh, NC. Four sessions have been scheduled which, when attended by legal professionals, will accrue four hours of continuing legal education credit […]


Time for Action – an open letter to IBMA

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

This open letter to the International Bluegras Music Association is a contribution from Joe Lurgio, a former staff member of the Association. Prior to his time with the organization, Joe was a working artist performing with Three Tall Pines in Boston, while he labored in a day […]


2015 IBMA Awards Nominees

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

At a press conference aired this morning on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the final nominees for their 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards, along with this year’s Hall Of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Achievement Award recipients. The winners will be announced […]


Joe Spann to IBMA

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the hiring of Joe Spann as their new Member Services Manager. Joe is a recognized expert on prewar flathead banjos, is the author of Spann’s Guide To Gibson Banjos 1902-1941, and had been working for Huber Banjos in […]


IBMA Film Festival selections announced

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the selections for their 2015 IBMA Film Festival, held in conjunction with their annual World of Bluegrass convention. Two films have been chosen as highlights to be presented during the mid-week business conference, and seven others will be […]


Darrell Brothers to host 2015 IBMA Songwriters Showcase

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Each year the International Bluegrass Music Association presents a Songwriter Showcase during their World Of Bluegrass Convention. A number of songwriters are chosen each year by a selection committee to perform their songs before the assembled audience of artists, producers, and other writers. The Darrell Brothers, […]


IBMA Awards nominees on SiriusXM

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It has just been announced that the nominees for the 26th Annual International Bluegras Music Awards will be revealed on Wednesday, August 12 during a special live broadcast on SiriusXM channel 61, Bluegrass Junction. The show will air from 11:00 a.m. to noon (EDT). The Gibson […]


IBMA requesting Momentum Awards nominees

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again, folks. Time for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual request for help in selecting nominees for their 2015 Momentum Awards. This is their series of special awards to honor new artists and business people in the bluegrass world, and give them a […]