• IBMA followup from Brandon Adams

    Earlier this year, we had a guest contribution from Brandon Adams, in which he described his hopes and goals with regard to attending the 2011 World Of Bluegrass as a songwriter. Here is his follow-up report. This year's IBMA went by pretty

  • Overview of three IBMA Keynotes

    Our friend Ted Lehmann has posted a nice overview of the Keynote presentations offered during the 2011 IBMA World of Bluegrass convention in Nashville. In a break from the past, IBMA hosted a trio of Keynotes this year instead of just

  • Yet more IBMA photos

    We have several more galleries of brilliant photos from last week's IBMA bash in Nashville, which trying to recover from a week away has prevented us from posting - something we will start addressing today. This batch comes from Mike Mulligan.

  • The funniest thing at IBMA 2011

    If it wasn't obvious from our IBMA 2011 coverage last week, a significant theme throughout this year's World of Bluegrass was the vexing and seemingly unavoidable question, "Is it bluegrass?" My impression is that there were more bands from outside the

  • Chris Pandolfi’s IBMA Address

    Chris Pandolfi has posted video of the Keynote Address he delivered last Tuesday (9/27) at IBMA's 2011 World Of Bluegrass convention. After a brief introduction from Craig Havighurst, Chris launches into the thoughts behind the Bluegrass Manifesto which he published earlier this

  • 2011 Fan Fest photos

    As we pack up to head back east from Nashville, here's one last photo gallery from Roy Swann, capturing this weekend's Fan Fest activities.  

  • Clay Hess, With Help From His Friends

    Of all the great jam sessions during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass this week, the hottest of all took place Friday night when Clay Hess gathered with some friends to celebrate the release of his solo project, Rain. And what friends they

  • And a note from Bryan Sutton

    We also heard from Bryan Sutton this morning, who like Rob Ickes, was unable to attend Thursday's IBMA Awards Show and receive his trophy. Bryan's Guitar Player of the Year award was accepted by his Hot Rize bandmate Pete Wernick,

  • A note from Rob Ickes

    Rob Ickes asked us to share this note regarding his absence at Thursdays IBMA Awards show, and his resulting inability to accept the 2011 Dobro Player of the Year award in person. "I wish I could have been at the awards