• Banjos (plural) on Letterman

    This past Monday night, Steve Martin appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, along with Mark Johnson, winner of the 2012 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. Part of this annual award, which carries a

  • Slidin’ around at IBMA

    This evening, World of Bluegrass featured a special event for slide players, billed as a Slidegrass Extravaganza. David Morris happened upon Chad Graves from The Hillbenders warming up before the show.  

  • A Tag-Team Call for Diversity

    Get over it, already. Missy Raines and Chris Jones didn’t say it quite so bluntly, but that was the underlying message of their keynote address to kick off IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Conference Monday in Nashville. Using humor, a bit of self-deprecation

  • Bluegrass at Cumberland Park

    Woody Edwards got some photos yesterday afternoon at Nashville's Cumberland Park, where Travelin' McCourys and Friends performed at the conclusion of the Tennessee Titans game.

  • The bluegrass hair wars

    Well, it seems like we have started a major controversy in bluegrass with our poll seeking to determine who has the best hair in bluegrass. Artists are sending their fans to vote, so we will keep the poll up until Thursday

  • Tribute Events at World of Bluegrass

    Recently we mentioned some of the special interest events that are taking place next week at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention. In addition to the storytelling sessions there are three special performances: two in memory of the music of the

  • IBMA announces Momentum Award recipients

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the recipients of their first Momentum Awards in advance of the industry's big week in Nashville. These awards are designed to honor artists and industry folks in the early stages of their careers. Though