• Murphy’s Mandolin

    Veteran bluegrass mandolin player Dewey Murphy has promised to donate his mandolin to the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM), in Owensboro, when he retires from music. The 79 year old from North Carolina still plays at bluegrass festivals, but his 1924

  • Charles K. Wolfe honored by IBMA

    Recently the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced the names of the two inductees to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame for 2008. In the non-performing category is the renowned author, the late Charles K. Wolfe. A self-described "cultural historian,"

  • IBMM lauds First Generation

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced a special day of honors for the people they describe as the First Generation of bluegrass. The day long event, dubbed The Pioneers Of Bluegrass Gathering, will include an honors ceremony, Legends Concert and

  • Girl Scouts learn about bluegrass music

    On Saturday, February 16, 2008, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a unique patch. The History of Bluegrass patch is only available by attending one of the two group tours being offered that Saturday at the International Bluegrass

  • New exhibits to open at Bluegrass Museum

    November 3 will see four new exhibits unveiled at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Three will focus on the pioneering work of members of the IBMA's Hall of Honor: Pete Kuykendall - founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine Lance Leroy -

  • Red Allen book update

    We just received an update from Dennis Satterlee, author of the upcoming biography of Red Allen, Teardrops In My Eyes. Dennis tells us that he expects to have copies of the book available within the next few weeks, and that the

  • Jake Quesenberry on RBI

    This Saturday (9/15), Radio Bluegrass International (RBI), an online radio service of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, will feature portions of their interviews with Jake Quesenberry, an important figure in west coast bluegrass, and a co-founder of the California Bluegrass

  • Bluegrass Museum hosts Monroe-Style Mandolin Concert

    On the evening of September 8, 2007, downtown Owensboro Kentucky will be ringing with the sounds of bluegrass mandolin played in the traditional style of Bill Monroe. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is hosting their annual Monroe-style Mandolin Camp, and

  • Vern Williams exhibit soon at IBMM

    This post was written by Matthew Dudman, whose wife Jenny is the granddaughter of Vern Williams, recently departed bluegrass legend. It was originally posted in The B, our reader-dominated section of Bluegrass Today, where any registered user can submit items

  • Big doings planned for Monroe centennial

    The 100th anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe is still four years away, but long term strategic planning is already underway to commemorate the occasion. This morning's (6/25) edition of the Owensboro, KY Messenger-Inquirer has a story about this