• Raleigh Adventure?

    I got this note from Jan Johansson, the Swedish fiddle player and teacher who currently resides in Cary, a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is, of course, venue for the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention later this year (Raleigh

  • IBMA announces Leadership Bluegrass class of 2013

    The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2013. The intensive, three-day program, which was hosted at BMI, and Bone McAllester Norton PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee, and took place from Thursday through to Saturday, March

  • More news from IBMA this afternoon

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that Taylor Coughlin will come onboard as Publications/Special Projects Director next week. This is the position previously held by Nancy Cardwell prior to her accepting the job of Executive Director in 2012. Caroline

  • IBMA registration details announced

    The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that registration for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Events and hotel reservations will open March 1, 2013, for bluegrass music’s annual industry gathering and family reunion which will, for the first time, be

  • IBMA moving across town

    On top of last year's news about the World of Bluegrass convention moving to Raleigh, NC for 2013-2016, comes word that the International Bluegrass Music Association office is moving as well. But only a couple miles from their current location

  • Job opening at IBMA

    IBMA has announced a job opening for the office in Nashville, which will complete the changeover necessitated by Nancy Cardwell accepting the Executive Director position earlier this year. Cardwell was initially elevated to interim director in March of 2012 after the

  • Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

    While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs