• Delebration closes out Wide Open Bluegrass

    Delebration, an all-star jam with Del McCoury, ands the 2019 Wide Open Bluegrass - photo by Frank Baker The IBMA closed out their big annual festival, Wide Open Bluegrass, with an all-star jam based around our patriarch, Del McCoury, and his

  • Photos from the 2019 IBMA Awards

    Frank Baker was prowling the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center last night, capturing images of the various presenters, winners, performers, and Hall of Fame inductees during the 30th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards in Raleigh, NC.

  • Ask Sonny Anything… the return of KRAKO!

    Ask Sonny Anything is a recurring feature where our readers pose questions to the great Sonny Osborne, one half of the iconic Osborne Brothers who redefined bluegrass music in the 1960s, and noted banjo maven and collector of fine prewar

  • 2019 International Bluegrass Music Award winners

    Tonight at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, the 30th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards were hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Recipients were announced in 17 categories, honoring the top pickers and singers in the bluegrass

  • Tuesday overview from World of Bluegrass 2019

    Tuesday at IBMA started out as a day of setting up for the week ahead, folks getting registered, before the learning and picking started. Industry professionals shared all sorts of information to help musicians, event planners, broadcasters, and all sorts

  • 2019 IBMA Momentum Award winners

    Cane Mill Road performs on the 2019 IBMA Momentum Awards - photo by Frank Baker This afternoon, during a luncheon gala, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the winners of their 2019 Momentum Awards. These honors are given to bluegrass artists

  • Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass 2019

    Like the rest of bluegrass world, we are wending our way towards Raleigh, NC today, from various points north and west. This is the biggest week in our business, when the entire industry congregates for the World of Bluegrass convention,