• Tina Aridas memorialized at IBMM

    On February 26 James Reams was in Owensboro, KY for the presentation of a memorial plaque for his long-time partner Tina Aridas at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Tina, who was lost to cancer on February 6, 2011, was a devoted

  • The Sons of Bluegrass on RBI

    Bob Mitchell will feature The Sons Of Bluegrass, a group consisting of students studying for the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music degree at East Tennessee State University, on his Best Of Bluegrass show this weekend. The show will air Friday

  • Monroeville set for IBMM schools program in 2013

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum has Monroeville scheduled for their 2013 Bluegrass In The Schools program. Between January 7-18, the band will perform in 25 northwestern Kentucky schools, introducing students to the uniquely American music to which their state has

  • IIIrd Tyme Out on Best of Bluegrass

    Back on September 1, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out made a stop in Owensboro, KY to record a live studio performance for Radio Bluegrass International, the online radio arm of the International Bluegrass Music Museum. That live set will be

  • New members join IBMA Board

    Three new members of the IBMA Board or Directors were installed yesterday during World of Bluegrass. Each had been elected as at-large director earlier this year by the professional membership of the organization. Newly installed are: William Lewis, executive director of PineCone, the

  • James Reams talks Pioneers of Bluegrass

    While visiting a few weeks ago at West Virginia's Pickin' in the Panhandle festival, we had the occasion to speak with James Reams about his upcoming film project, Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass. James has dedicated almost ten years to compiling

  • Bluegrass Bus Museum trek to Maine

    The Bluegrass Bus, a rolling museum of bluegrass and country music memorabilia, took a long trip this week from Tennessee to Maine for the Thomas Point Beach bluegrass festival. The vintage bus contains a wealth of autographed photos, going back to

  • Jim Smoak on RBI

    Seminal first generation banjo player Jim Smoak will be this weekend's guest on Best Of Bluegrass, hosted by Bob Mitchell. The show is broadcast on Radio Bluegrass International (RBI), an online radio service of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro,