• The Vocal Minority – IBMA Edition

    This commentary is a contribution from four former members of the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. All four, Henri Deschamps, Craig Ferguson, Elizabeth Wightman, and Brian Smith, resigned from the Board following a dispute with the

  • An Interview with Jon Weisberger

    We've written a good bit this past few months about the International Bluegrass Music Association, it's extremely successful 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the subsequent resignation of Executive Director Nancy Cardwell,

  • Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

    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

  • IBMA pro membership numbers remain flat

    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

  • New single from Chris Jones live CD

    Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have released a first single from Live At The Old Feed Store, their self-produced concert CD recorded during the summer of 2013. Battle Of The Bands is a deadly serious song about a Civil War battle that

  • IBMA announces Momentum Awards nominees

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the nominees for their Momentum Awards, a special honor designed to recognize artists and bluegrass professionals during the early stages of their careers. From these lists of finalists, a committee of experts will

  • Dark Cloud Rising from Jon Weisberger

    Jon Weisberger is a powerful man in the bluegrass world. An award-winning songwriter, his music appears on many new releases each year. As a record producer he guides the work of other artists in the studio, most recently Missy Werner's

  • Live album coming from Chris Jones

    Live At The Old Feed Store will be the next release from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. Recorded on two successive nights in Cobden, IL during the summer of 2013, it is due to hit October 7. Often live albums are trotted out

  • The Boss helps IBMA

    Jon Weisberger knows a thing or two about songwriting—he was IBMA’s first songwriter of the year in 2012. And he knows a lot about IBMA—he’s chairman of the organization’s board. In his first role, he was looking to put together a new

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