• Getting set to start!

    Here we go folks! The 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards are about to begin. Show time is 9:30 p.m. (EDT) and we are in place, ready to bring you all the winners as they are announced. Refresh your browser every few minutes

  • Wednesday evening at IBMA 2008

    Last night John and I stayed up way past our bedtime so we could check out some of the late night showcases. We took a stroll downtown with Dailey & Vincent (video coming soon), then returned to the convention center

  • Tuesday night random

    Tuesday night at IBMA I found myself wandering around on the lower two levels of the convention center during the After Hours Showcases. I heard a bunch of great music, and got to visit with a number of friends I

  • Special Awards Luncheon

    We're here at the IBMA Special Awards Luncheon. I'll try to keep up with the presentations. I'm already a bit behind as the event is currently underway. The event began with IBMA president, Greg Cahill presenting plaques to the outgoing IBMA

  • Live blogging the Awards Show

    Be sure to have your eyes glued to your screen tonight as Brance and I live blog the awards show here in Nashville. We'll be in amongst 'em in the Ryman Auditorium pecking away at our keyboards, posting the winners

  • BluegrassCountry Thursday schedule

    WAMU's Bluegrass Country will once again be broadcasting live from IBMA today (10/2), from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m. (EDT). You can catch their signal via audio streaming online, and via HD Radio (88.5-2) in the Washington DC

  • Wednesday luncheon audience

    As we were watching the Wednesday Showcase Luncheon today I noticed a number of bluegrass celebrities in the audience. I turned my camera from the stage to the assembled spectators. I wasn't the only one

  • Melonie Cannon video preview

    The folks at Rural Rhythm Records invited us up to their suite yesterday afternoon (9/29) for a meet-and-greet and scaled-back acoustic set with Melonie Cannon. The first thing on the agenda was a brief preview of the music video she recently

  • Wednesday luncheon showcases

    This afternoon's (10/1) official IBMA showcase offered a number of surprises - new faces, even with familiar acts. Brance and I were there to catch it all while we grabbed a plate or two of "free food." Alecia Nugent was first