• 2014 IBMA Momentum Awards Announced

    The 3rd Annual IBMA Momentum Awards were held this afternoon in Raleigh, NC. The Momentum Awards celebrate the up and coming talent that our music has to offer, and there sure is a lot! Congratulations to all nominees and winners! Performance

  • IBMA journal – ying or yang

    This is midweek of the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. I’m enjoying the week, possibly because my really hard day doesn’t come until Thursday, when I’ll be participating in a morning seminar (“Yoga on a moving bus: healthy

  • Chris Jones signs with Mountain Home

    Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have signed a contract with Mountain Home Music Company, and will release their next two projects with the North Carolina label. This will not include Chris' upcoming album, Live At The Old Feed Store, which he will release

  • Driven at World of Bluegrass

    This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we are delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and

  • Sir Walter goes banjo crazy!

    Last night when we arrived in Raleigh, there was a flurry of activity by the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh in front of the Raleigh Convention Center. Bland Hoke and his team from Wyoming were setting up a temporary art installation

  • If it’s Tuesday…

    ...this must be Raleigh. It's the first day of the 2014 World of Bluegrass here in Raleigh, NC, and things are buzzing. Loading in is taking place in earnest, and the Bluegrass Today crew is getting settled in to our home

  • The I in IBMA

    Bluegrass has been gradually working itself into a worldwide phenomenon, and this year's convention of the International Bluegrass Music Association really gave one a chance to see that. I made friends from all over Europe, Australia, and Asia while in

  • The Moment

    Award shows usually disappoint. There’s so much that can go wrong, and even when things go right, the most that can often be said afterward is that awards were handed out and—in the case of the IBMA award show—music was

  • Taylor Coughlin On World of Bluegrass 2013

    IBMA week 2013 brought about many new changes to bluegrass' signature event. In addition to being the first World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, this was the first WOB for Taylor Coughlin, IBMA's Publications/Special Projects Director. I had the opportunity to