Audiophile award?

During an IBMA week conversation with John Eberle of Americana Mastering, an excellent suggestion for a new IBMA Award category came up.

John remarked that, given the degree to which bluegrass artists and fans appreciate the subtleties of acoustic instrument tonality, it might be appropriate to consider an award for the best audio recording of the year.

It struck me as a marvelous idea as well, though I suspect that the IBMA Awards Committee may not immediately warm to the notion of new awards.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • jsaudiotn

    Being an engineer, I think that this is an awesome idea! Of course, chances are we’ll be giving it to Gary Paczosa or Bil Vorndick every year, but what’s wrong with that?! At least it’ll get people realizing the importance of sound quality again in a industry that is starting to rely on lower quality MP3s for income…

    J