• 2018 IBMA Momentum Award winners

    IBMA Executive Director Paul Schiminger speaks at the 2018 Momentum Awards while Board Chair Joe Mullins and host Sierra Hull look on - photo © Frank Baker The Trailblazers and Mile Twelve scored double wins Thursday when IBMA presented the 2018 Momentum

  • Jamie Dailey all business in IBMA Keynote

    Jamie Dailey’s keynote speech to open this year’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh was the equivalent of mom urging you to ignore all the sumptuous entrees and desserts on the table and eat your vegetables. Playing music is fun, but bands

  • Daniel Pugh to Kevin Prater Band

    Daniel Pugh is one of the newest youngsters on the professional bluegrass circuit, joining the Kevin Prater Band on upright bass. The 17-year-old high school senior from Biscoe, NC, played a gig with the band in mid-August in Cambridge, Ohio. Prater

  • Benefit set for Eileen Carson Schatz

    Mark and Eileen Schatz Once again, the acoustic music community is coming together to help one of its own. A benefit concert for Eileen Carson Schatz will be held Sunday, September 16, at The Hamilton in Washington DC. Eileen learned in March

  • An Unearthed Gem from Lauderdale and White

    Jim Lauderdale’s newest record is also his oldest. Like a treasure unearthed from a time capsule, it’s a perfectly preserved artifact from a particular point in time, in this case 1979. The short history of the Yep Roc CD, Jim Lauderdale and

  • Beautiful Moment for Darin & Brooke Aldridge

    Darin and Brooke Aldridge had time to spare before their evening set at the Coleman Station Bluegrass Festival last Saturday in southwestern Pennsylvania, so they took side roads instead of their usual turnpike route. In the process, they made a new