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Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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Michael Cleveland at IBMA

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, we had the chance to interview many of the top artists and songwriters in our business. Among them was Michael Cleveland, a highly-respected fiddler and bandleader, who shared some thoughts about his new record, […]

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Summer McMahan talks Mountain Faith

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Summer McMahan, the talented young vocalist and fiddler with Mountain Faith, spoke with us during IBMA week about their upcoming album, a secular project for Mountain Fever.  

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The Church Sisters at IBMA

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Among the acts I was most eager to meet during IBMA’s big week in Raleigh were The Church Sisters, Savannah and Sarah, from Galax, VA. These 18 year old twins sing with a purity and beauty that is something to behold. We chatted about their […]

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Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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. […]

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Béla Fleck at World of Bluegrass

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As we all knew they would, someone recorded Béla Fleck’s Keynote Address to the 2014 IBMA World of Bluegrass Business Conference, and posted it online. It’s a good, clear recording and Béla’s remarks should be of interest to anyone who contributes, follows or participates in […]

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Blue Highway at Wide Open Bluegrass

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While bluegrass was taking it to the streets on Friday afternoon in Raleigh, we had a nice conversation with Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane of Blue Highway. They talked about their current band CD, The Game, and their individual solo projects.  

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Detour at World of Bluegrass

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We had a nice chat last week with Missy Armstrong and Jeff Rose of Detour during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh. They talked about their current CD, Going Nowhere Fast, and their new lineup.   We have a lot more video interviews from […]

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Final IBMA report from Driven

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Phil Leadbetter – Dobro Player of the Year

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here’s David Morris’ interview with Phil Leadbetter, recorded the morning after Phil was named the 2014 Dobro Player of the Year at the IBMA Awards show in Raleigh.

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