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Discover BluegrassThe International Bluegrass Music Association’s marketing effort to bring new listeners into the fold, Discover Bluegrass, has a revamped web site, and encourages IBMA members to take advantage of some of the promotional opportunities offered via

The site now will highlight a featured artist each month, bluegrass event listings, prize giveaways, and a new Bluegrass Artists page where any member bluegrass band or artist can have a photo and contact information (email, phone, web site) listed at no charge.

To be a considered for a FEATURED ARTIST feature, please send the following:

  • A five-paragraph feature/bio that incorporates interesting facts about the artist.
  • 3 hi resolution digital images including the latest album (images are 475 X 225 and 100 X 100).
  • A link to the artists website
  • OPTIONAL: A conversational podcast, no longer than 5 minutes, about some aspect of the artist’s bluegrass influences or career.

To be part of the ARTIST LISTING PAGE, please send the following:

  • A three to five sentence description of the band/artist
  • A 150 x 150 digital picture
  • A link to the artists website
  • Contact Information (email address and/or phone number)

To be part of the EVENT LISTINGS, please send the following:

  • Event Name
  • Event Logo
  • Event Dates
  • Event Location (please include physical address)
  • Event Description (3-5 sentences)
  • A web address or phone number for more information on your event

Listings on are only available to current IBMA member bands, events or individuals – another great reason to join if you are not yet a member. There have been some personnel changes in the IBMA staff, so information for or about these listings should be directed to Jill Crabtree, as Tina Potter (press relations) is no longer working at IBMA.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.