• 2021 Steve Martin Banjo Prize winners

    Steve Martin, Don Vappie, and Alan Munde - Vappie photo by Brad Edelman; Munde photo by Tom Dunning Today the winners of the 2021 Steve Martin Banjo Prize have been announced by Martin, and the Board of Directors of the Prize. This

  • Some backstage photos from IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards

    Ronnie McCoury, Keren Stoneman-Underwood (Scotty's youngest daughter), Donna Stoneman, Sandy Stoneman Humphries, Cecile Howard (Scotty' first wife) backstage at the 2021 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards - photo © Tara Linhardt During last Thursday's IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards show at the Duke Energy Performing

  • 2021 IBMA Bluegrass Music Award winners

    Tonight was bluegrass music’s big moment to shine, Though attendance is off this year at World of Bluegrass owing to contagion fears and vaccine requirements, there was still a strong showing at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Highway Side video from Balsam Range

    We haven't noticed Balsam Range here at World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, though they don't live far away in western North Carolina. But they will be here soon if they aren't already for tonight's IBMA Bluegrass Awards. This past weekend they

  • IBMA Momentum Awards for 2021

    This afternoon in a ceremony held in the ballroom of the Raleigh Convention Center, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the winners of their 2021 Momentum Awards. These are given to artists in the early stages of their careers who

  • Think Again video for Jaelee Roberts

    Mountain Home Music has released a music video for their current single with Jaelee Roberts, Think Again. This song is very much in the style Jaelee has adopted, an acoustic country vibe with bluegrass backing. It's the sound that convinced Sister