• The Bankesters at IBMA 2013

    Towards the end of IBMA week in Raleigh last month, a pair of the lovely Bankester girls stopped by for a chat about their new album, Love Has Wheels, and the first music video from the record for When I'm

  • Edgar Loudermilk talks My Big Chance Tomorrow

    When we spoke with IIIrd Tyme Out bassist/vocalist Edgar Loudermilk during World of Bluegrass last month, he shared some information about his new CD, My Big Chance Tomorrow, which is released today on Mountain Fever Records.   All 15 tracks are available

  • The I in IBMA

    Bluegrass has been gradually working itself into a worldwide phenomenon, and this year's convention of the International Bluegrass Music Association really gave one a chance to see that. I made friends from all over Europe, Australia, and Asia while in

  • The Moment

    Award shows usually disappoint. There’s so much that can go wrong, and even when things go right, the most that can often be said afterward is that awards were handed out and—in the case of the IBMA award show—music was

  • Williamson Branch serenades us at WOB 2013

    Williamson Branch is a young family band from the Nashville area, featuring Kevin and Debbie Williamson and their three young daughters, Melody, Kadence and Caroline. Bluegrass fans will recognize Kevin as the guitarist with The Farm Hands Quartet, one of the

  • Taylor Coughlin On World of Bluegrass 2013

    IBMA week 2013 brought about many new changes to bluegrass' signature event. In addition to being the first World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, this was the first WOB for Taylor Coughlin, IBMA's Publications/Special Projects Director. I had the opportunity to

  • Russell Moore and Wayne Benson at IBMA 2013

    Among the bluegrass celebrities we caught up with last week in Raleigh were Russell Moore and Wayne Benson from IIIrd Tyme Out. We talked about Timeless Hits From The Past, Bluegrassed, their current album with Cracker Barrel, and how working

  • The Meyers at IBMA

    World of Bluegrass each year is full of surprises. Usually they're mostly positive, though you do occasionally hear of a stolen instrument or a piece of lost luggage among the regular attendees. This year the surprises we encountered were all good,