• 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

  • Seminars at IBMA 2013

    IBMA's World of Bluegrass gives folks many chances to meet and learn from others in the industry, both from experts on panels and just chances to mix, mingle and swap stories with other musicians, broadcasters, mangers, and festival promoters. I attended a

  • Closing Notes from Raleigh

    IBMA 2013 will always be remembered as the year Tony Rice spoke. But there were plenty of other noteworthy events that deserve to be featured. Here are some of them: RHONDA’S BACK. After a long hiatus, Rhonda Vincent was back at

  • IBMA chat with the Ozaki Brothers

    This year's World of Bluegrass in Raleigh was chock full of highlights, but few that we experienced in the Bluegrass Today press office can match this delightful interview Tara Linhardt conducted with Yasushi and Hisashi Ozaki on Thursday afternoon following their acceptance

  • WOB 2013 poll – late night showcases

    We have lots of World of Bluegrass 2013 coverage yet to post, including articles, photos, and video interviews, along with some further thoughts on how everything went this first year in Raleigh. The only strongly negative reactions we heard had to do

  • Who Needs Nashville?

    Seriously, who needs Nashville? I was among those not thrilled when IBMA packed up and moved World of Bluegrass from Nashville to Raleigh, N.C. The annual awards show taking place somewhere other than the historic Ryman? Unthinkable. The yearly business conference being held

  • And the Winners are ……

    The IBMA award winners were named last night, Thursday (September 26). The bare facts are ........... Entertainer of the Year: The Gibson Brothers Vocal Group: The Gibson Brothers Instrumental Group: The Boxcars Song of the Year: They Called It Music, The Gibson Brothers, written