IBMM lauds First Generation

IBMMThe International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced a special day of honors for the people they describe as the First Generation of bluegrass.

The day long event, dubbed The Pioneers Of Bluegrass Gathering, will include an honors ceremony, Legends Concert and a Legends Supper, all in conjunction with the ROMP 2008 festival in Owensboro, KY.

60 artists and businesspeople will be honored on June 26, including Eddie & Martha Adcock, Jim Smoak, Tom Ewing, Kenny Baker, Gloria Belle, Doug Dillard, Ramona Jones, Curtis McPeake, Roland White, Paul Williams and Bill Emerson – just to name a few.

The Museum exists to preserve the history, stories and important artifacts that relate to bluegrass music, like these two stellar photos taken by Ron Petronko.

JD Crowe, Penny Jay and Jimmy Martin - photo by Ron Petronko         TexLogan - photo by Ron Petronko

You can find more details about the Museum, The Pioneers Of Bluegrass Gathering and ROMP 2008 on the IBMM’s web site.

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