• The ladies shine in Rye Bar lunch showcase

    While the Momentum Awards luncheon was going on this morning, I took the opportunity to slip over to the Marriott Hotel lobby for an unofficial showcase sponsored by Lorraine Jordan and True Grass. It featured several young bands that I

  • 2018 IBMA Momentum Award winners

    IBMA Executive Director Paul Schiminger speaks at the 2018 Momentum Awards while Board Chair Joe Mullins and host Sierra Hull look on - photo © Frank Baker The Trailblazers and Mile Twelve scored double wins Thursday when IBMA presented the 2018 Momentum

  • Jamie Dailey all business in IBMA Keynote

    Jamie Dailey’s keynote speech to open this year’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh was the equivalent of mom urging you to ignore all the sumptuous entrees and desserts on the table and eat your vegetables. Playing music is fun, but bands

  • Monday night at World of Bluegrass

    Che Apalache at the 2018 Shout & Shine concert (9/24/18) - photo © Frank Baker Frank Baker made the rounds Monday night, capturing images from both the Shout & Shine concert, emphasizing the kinship within bluegrass and blues music, and True

  • Jamie Dailey teases his IBMA Keynote address

    Jamie Dailey with Katy Daley, Kitsy Kuykendall, and George Matthews at the Marriott Hotel Katy Daley caught up with Jamie Dailey this afternoon as he was arriving for World of Bluegrass, and asked him for a preview of the Keynote Address

  • Monday night activities in Raleigh

    Though the World of Bluegrass festivities don't officially begin until tomorrow (9/25), a good many folks are already in Raleigh or expect to arrive later today. Especially for people coming in from the west coast or overseas, spending the night

  • Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass 2018

    Well it's that time of year again. A sizable plurality of the bluegrass community is wending its way towards Raleigh, NC for the IBMA's World of Bluegrass convention. Over the next 5 days, starting tomorrow, artists, labels, management, event producers,