Bluegrass Rural Roots mail art exhibit

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever visited a mail art exhibit? Are you familiar with the form? Generically, mail art is anything that can be or is sent via the postal system to a specific destination. These days, it refers to “found art” sent in response to a general […]


World of Bluegrass 2014 notes

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those of you planning to attend this year’s World of Bluegrass convention later this month, here are a couple of unrelated items of note we wanted to bring to your attention. First off, Stephen Mougin is still looking for bands willing to be critiqued in […]


Welcome new IBMA Board members

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced three new members of their Board of Directors, chosen by their respective constituent membership. Welcome Joe Mullins, David Smith, and John Goad. The IBMA allows their professional members to select from among several categories when they join, with […]


Last chance to win Wide Open Bluegrass getaway

| August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Today, August 28, is the last day to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC, along with hotel accommodations and $500 in travel expenses. The giveaway is sponsored by Visit Raleigh, the convention and […]


New procedures for IBMA Gig Fair in 2014

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

We’ve written many times before about the multiple reasons someone might consider attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention – the expressly business portion held during the week, before the Awards Show and weekend festival. Radio hosts can obtain new recordings and capture interviews, manufacturers […]


Norman Adams recognized for 40 years

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past weekend, bluegrass promoter Norman Adams was presented with a special certificate of recognition from the International Bluegrass Music Association for his 40 years of presenting bluegrass music festivals. It was in August of 1974 that Adams hosted his first festival in Dahlonega, GA. He says […]


#FlashbackFriday – Gettin’ Pumped for Wide Open Bluegrass!

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

After the final nominations for the 2014 IBMA Awards were announced this past Wednesday, it’s officially time to start counting down to IBMA Week in Raleigh, NC. The bluegrass community takes over downtown Raleigh September 30 through October 4. The week’s festivities include the World of […]


2014 IBMA Award nominees

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced this evening in Nashville. Awards will be presented on October 2 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. Awards Show tickets are available online. Here are the nominees and recipients as provided by […]


Take in Wide Open Bluegrass 2014 – free of charge!

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you missed the inaugural year for World of Bluegrass in Raleigh last year, you missed perhaps the best debut for a new host city of any recurring event I have been involved with. The city planners and tourism agencies in Raleigh went above and beyond, […]


IBMA sez to talent buyers – Come On Down!

| August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Among the changes made to the structure of the 2014 World of Bluegrass is a push to attract more event producers and talent buyers to attend. The move is a fine example of the organization listening and responding to feedback from the membership, in this […]