It’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.