• More images from Tuesday at IBMA

    Here is another set of images that Tami Roth shot on Tuesday. She has a few from the official IBMA showcase, some from the after hours showcases and a couple of the impromptu jams she encountered.

  • CMT Pickin’ Party on Saturday

    Country Music television (CMT) will be sponsoring an open mic style Pickin' Party on Saturday (10/29) from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Everyone in town for Fan Fest is invited to "come on down," and free barbeque is offered to

  • IBMA Keynote address: Larry Shell

    There was another event Monday evening which we hadn't covered yet, Larry Shell's Keynote Address, delivered at a dinner sponsored by Bluegrass Unlimited and D'Addario. Larry is the Vice President of A&R at Broken Bow Records, and well known to

  • 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