• Rock Hearts for Tony Rice

    Thanks to Becky Johnson, longtime bluegrass fan, photographer and radio personality, who has hatched a beautiful plan for World of Bluegrass attendees to pay respect to our newest member of the IBMA Hall of Fame, Tony Rice. Regular readers of

  • The Bluegrass Ramble Kicks Off In Raleigh

    The late night showcases have always been a staple of IBMA's World of Bluegrass Business Conference. This year, the late night showcases have gone through a bit of change. Under the name "Bluegrass Ramble," the showcases have been moved from

  • Richard Cifersky at IBMA

    Shortly after arriving at IBMA in Raleigh, we had a chance to chat with Slovak banjo picker Richard Cifersky, who shared news about his new solo album, his new band (Bill Faster), and his ongoing efforts to promote bluegrass music

  • 2013 IBMA Momentum Award winners

    Earlier this afternoon here in Raleigh, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the winners of their 2013 Momentum Award. This honor, which debuted during last year's convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages

  • Weisberger Elected IBMA Chairman

    Veteran songwriter and bass player Jon Weisberger was elected chairman of IBMA’s board of directors today, as the World of Bluegrass conference got underway in Raleigh, N.C. Weisberger, who had been co-chairman, replaces Stan Zdonik, who was chairman for three years

  • For IBMA, New Venue, New Leadership

    IBMA will kick off its first World of Bluegrass conference in Raleigh with new leadership. A new chairman will be elected by the board of directors Tuesday morning, the first full day of conference activities. While other candidates will be discussed,