• After Hours With Junior Sisk

    Is there any better singer in bluegrass today than Junior Sisk? When he’s at his best, maybe not. But even when he’s not at his best, he’s very, very good. Tuesday night was one of those times when Junior wasn’t at his

  • Ricky Skaggs at IBMA

    We had the chance on Tuesday afternoon to speak with Ricky Skaggs about his new record, Music To My Ears, which had just been released earlier that day. You can watch the entire interview on video below. Ricky shared some details

  • A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

    It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville

  • Tuesday night at Roberts

    “Ladies and gentlemen, this is the undisputed home of traditional country music!" declared Brazilbilly’s Jesse Lee Jones, to wild cheers at Robert’s Western World in downtown Nashville on Tuesday night, September 25. As part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass week,

  • First two days at World of Bluegrass

    The second day of World of Bluegrass 2012 is winding down, and it seems like a good time for a few quick impressions. Attendance feels quite light. IBMA staff have indicated that pre-sales are only off by 10%, so everyone here

  • New members join IBMA Board

    Three new members of the IBMA Board or Directors were installed yesterday during World of Bluegrass. Each had been elected as at-large director earlier this year by the professional membership of the organization. Newly installed are: William Lewis, executive director of PineCone, the

  • From Song Circle to Carnegie Hall

    One of the best parts about IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference is you never know who you’ll meet around the next corner, or who will show up playing in a throw-together band. Two years ago, I dropped by an after-hours showcase

  • Getting airplay for your music

    Yesterday afternoon at World of Bluegrass, WAMU's Bluegras Country Program Director Chris Teskey moderated a panel discussion with a number of bluegrass radio notables. Billed as State of the Industry: Bluegrass Radio & Charts, the primary focus of the session