• 2018 International Bluegrass Music Awards

    Tonight the International Bluegrass Music Awards were presented in Raleigh, NC at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center.  Hosted by Hot Rize, the awards show also included the induction of three new members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Ricky Skaggs,

  • 2018 IBMA Special Awards photos

    Chris Thile exhorts attendees to take their children and grandchildren to bluegrass festivals during his distinguished achievement award acceptance, 2018 IBMA Special Awards - photo © Frank Baker

  • 2018 World of Bluegrass Exhibit Hall

    One of the big attractions during the annual World of Bluegrass conference is the Exhibit Hall, located in the bottom level of the convention center. For pickers there is always a plethora of instruments on display, plus every sort of accessory

  • 2018 IBMA Special Awards

    The IBMA Special Awards are being distributed this morning during a luncheon presentation at the Raleigh Convention Center. While attendees enjoy their meal, a number of speakers are addressing the crowd, with the awards being announced in between. These special awards

  • More Tuesday photos from WOB 2018

    Rebekah Long at the 2018 World Of Bluegrass (9/25/18) - photo © Bill Warren The Candidpix.info camera wandered around the various venues after a morning of business conference meetings. First stop was the keynote address, where both Board Chairman Joe Mullins

  • Wednesday lunch showcase images

    Man About A Horse at the 2018 World of Bluegrass (9/26/18) - photo © Frank Baker Frank Baker was on hand for the three showcase performances during this afternoon's Momentum Awards luncheon. We still have lots of photos from today which

  • The ladies shine in Rye Bar lunch showcase

    While the Momentum Awards luncheon was going on this morning, I took the opportunity to slip over to the Marriott Hotel lobby for an unofficial showcase sponsored by Lorraine Jordan and True Grass. It featured several young bands that I

  • 2018 IBMA Momentum Award winners

    IBMA Executive Director Paul Schiminger speaks at the 2018 Momentum Awards while Board Chair Joe Mullins and host Sierra Hull look on - photo © Frank Baker The Trailblazers and Mile Twelve scored double wins Thursday when IBMA presented the 2018 Momentum