• Nashville papers cover IBMA week

    We have found a few stories in the Nashville papers about the IBMA presence here this week. Here's a story from The Nashville City Paper, and another from The Nashville Business Journal. There is another article bylined Nashville that appeared in Reuters/Billboard

  • The Stringdusters – powerful stuff

    One of the more powerful impressions I took away from IBMA 2004 was the performance of Wheel House, a young band I caught in an evening showcase. I had come to see them primarily because of Chris Pandolfi, an extremely

  • Blue Highway on the Opry 10/28

    One of the folks we caught up with today was Tim Stafford, who has a busy week in Nashville planned. Blue Highway has the distinction of performing on the Awards Show Thursday evening, followed by a spot on the Grand

  • IBMA 2005 in Nashville – Day 1

    The first day of IBMA's World Of Bluegrass 2005 is largely done, and as in prior years, Monday served as a warm up for the busier parts of the week to come. The morning hours saw attendees arriving and checking

  • Christmas Mandolin from Emory Lester

    Mandolinist Emory Lester has a new CD of traditional Christmas melodies, Christmas Carols, from Quiet Fire Productions. Includes 11 instrumental versions of holiday clasics like Carol of the Bells, O Come O Come Immanuel, The Coventry Carol, We Three

  • Headed to da’Ville

    Brance and I are packing it up and hitting the road for IBMA week in Nashville. We will be covering the many events of this busy World Of Bluegrass week with a flurry of blog posts, daily photo galleries and

  • Stelling Banjo Anthology CD

    Geoff Stelling tells me that while his new Stelling Banjo Anthology CD isn't set to be released until November 8 on Rebel Records, he will have copies available at IBMA this week, and that they can be ordered from the