Tag: Jon Weisberger

The Vocal Minority – IBMA Edition

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 Chair, Jon Weisberger, shortly after […]


An Interview with Jon Weisberger

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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, and the dustup between a […]


Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 […]


IBMA pro membership numbers remain flat

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 in the two years […]


Jon Weisberger at 2014 World of Bluegrass

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday at the 2014 World of Bluegrass, we took the opportunity to chat with Jon Weisberger, Chair of the IBMA Board of Directors.  


New single from Chris Jones live CD

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 took place over New […]


IBMA announces Momentum Awards nominees

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 select the winners, who will […]


Dark Cloud Rising from Jon Weisberger

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 Turn This Heart Around. And […]


Live album coming from Chris Jones

| July 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 as a fresher take […]


The Boss helps IBMA

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 collection of songs he […]