IBMA: Tony Trischka Keynote

Tony Trischka delivers the Keynote Speach at IBMA 2007It’s Monday night at IBMA and John and I are sitting in the main ball room. We just finished a very fine dinner accompanied by some great conversation with Alan O’Bryant, our friends from Bristol Rhythm & Roots, and a couple of the guys from The Infamous Stringdusters.

Right now we’re listening to Tony Trischka deliver his Keynote Address. Tony is nominated for a couple awards this year for his CD Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular. Tony’s speech has been a lesson in bluegrass history to this point, with some great stories and funny moments.

Tony is turning the speech toward the future of bluegrass as I type. He’s talking about drawing on the great historical markers of the past to inspire the creation of something fresh. A lesson he has applied in his own life and playing.

Here are a couple photos John snapped while Tony was talking.

Tony plays a tune during his Keynote  the audience listening to Trischka's speech  Tony Trischka delivering the Keynote