Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2014

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2014 class for their Leadership Bluegrass program. Each year IBMA selects roughly two dozen people from within the bluegrass industry to their three-day event, designed to foster networking and mentoring for future leaders in the bluegrass world. […]


Bluegrass Ramble and NoiseTrade

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The IBMA has partnered with NoiseTrade to help promote the music of the 2013 crop of showcase artists at their World of Bluegrass. Called the Bluegrass Ramble Sampler, the free download includes 24 tracks from Johnny Williams, Nora Jane Struthers, Henhouse Prowlers, Kevin Richardson and […]


2014 IBMA showcase applications can be made online

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

We covered at some length the success of the 2013 edition of the IBMA World of Bluegras in its first year in Raleigh, NC. With the new year upon us, anticipation for the 2014 events (September 30-October 4) is steadily building. And that includes bluegrass artists […]


How to Make Your Voice Last a Lifetime

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The IBMA will be hosting a webinar next month for vocalists interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human voice. How to Make Your Voice Last a Lifetime will be hosted by Leda Scearce, voice rehabilitation specialist at the Duke Voice Care Center. Scearce is also […]


IBMA gets the pork

| December 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

One of the fun supplements to the World of Bluegrass events this year in Raleigh, NC was having the North Carolina Pork Council’s Whole Hog Barbecue championship held during the weekend’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival. The aroma of pig on the spit filled the air all […]


The IBMA and its Mission Statements

| December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

At their annual convention in September of this year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Board of Directors approved a new mission statement. The new statement reads … IBMA is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages […]


More Photos from Wednesday’s Bluegrass Ramble

| September 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Bluegrass Ramble has been a popular new addition to this year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass. Here are some pictures from around Raleigh during Wednesday’s Bluegrass Ramble.  


On This Day #18 – First IBMA awards show

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

On This Day …….. On September 27, 1990 the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) staged its first Awards Show held in Owensboro, Kentucky. The show took place at the now-demolished Executive Inn, which was located overlooking the Ohio River. The Bluegrass Album Band performed on the […]


2013 IBMA Momentum Award winners

| September 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Earlier this afternoon here in Raleigh, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the winners of their 2013 Momentum Award. This honor, which debuted during last year’s convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages of their career, and […]


Weisberger Elected IBMA Chairman

| September 24, 2013 | 14 Comments

Veteran songwriter and bass player Jon Weisberger was elected chairman of IBMA’s board of directors today, as the World of Bluegrass conference got underway in Raleigh, N.C. Weisberger, who had been co-chairman, replaces Stan Zdonik, who was chairman for three years and spent a dozen […]