• 2011 IBMA Awards wrap up

    Just before the lights came up at the start of Thursday night’s IBMA awards show at the Ryman Auditorium, Sam Bush turned his back to the audience and paid homage to Bill Monroe, whose picture overlooked the stage from behind. “I

  • Danny Paisley and the STILL Southern Grass

    Wednesday’s final showcase performance put the exclamation point on an evening that was decidedly bluegrass. Danny Paisley took the stage with the current version of Southern Grass, and the resulting show was everything the enthusiastic crowd was expecting. Opening with

  • IBMA Awards tonight

    Tonight's the night! The 2011 International Bluegrass Music Awards will be announced starting at 7:30 p.m. Nashville time (CDT). We'll be updating with the winners as they are announced by way of our Awards Show feed, located just to the right

  • Pandolfi: Quit Fighting, Start Playing

    Chris Pandolfi had some succinct advice for those on both sides of the “what is bluegrass” debate – stop picking fights and start picking. “We’re not trying to reposition old bluegrass fans,” the banjoman for the Infamous Stringdusters said in Tuesday’s

  • Bluegrass Today at IBMA

    Well, we made it. The Bluegrass Today team is in Nashville, all set up and ready for our first full day at the 2011 World of Bluegrass convention. We invite everyone in attendance to swing by our booth and say howdy

  • The IBMA and Your Health

    Since this is the first edition of this column, I thought I’d take up just a few lines telling you what to expect in future submissions. First, the disclaimer: the opinions expressed here will not necessarily be those of the

  • The I in IBMA

    The international bluegrass music community, the I in IBMA, will, as usual, have a very strong presence during the World of Bluegrass week in the Nashville Convention Center (NCC) this coming week (9/26-10/1). The European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) will have