• ETSU adds prominent grassers to their faculty

    The Department of Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University has announced the addition of two new faculty members familiar to the bluegrass and old time community. Jon Weisberger will come on board as an adjunct, serving

  • Jon Weisberger to Crossroads Music

    Jon Weisberger, who recently announced his departure after more than 15 years as bassist with Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, has now taken a position as an A&R with Crossroads Music in Arden, NC. He will share his expertise

  • The Vocal Minority – IBMA Edition

    This commentary is a contribution from four former members of the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. All four, Henri Deschamps, Craig Ferguson, Elizabeth Wightman, and Brian Smith, resigned from the Board following a dispute with the

  • An Interview with Jon Weisberger

    We've written a good bit this past few months about the International Bluegrass Music Association, it's extremely successful 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the subsequent resignation of Executive Director Nancy Cardwell,

  • Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

    Nancy Cardwell, who oversaw the move of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference and festival from Nashville to Raleigh and was executive director as the organization returned to solid financial footing after multiple years of red ink, is being replaced. IBMA Chair

  • IBMA pro membership numbers remain flat

    Coming to Raleigh was a good financial decision for IBMA, but not all of the news has been good. Revenues are up, hand-in-hand with attendance at the end of week music festival. And the association's overall membership numbers have grown significantly