• Mike Munford at WOB 2013

    One of the most emotionally satisfying moments for me during last Thursday's IBMA Awards presentation was seeing Mike Munford accept the Banjo Player of the Year trophy for 2013. Mike has been the "banjo players' banjo player" for many years,

  • Seminars at IBMA 2013

    IBMA's World of Bluegrass gives folks many chances to meet and learn from others in the industry, both from experts on panels and just chances to mix, mingle and swap stories with other musicians, broadcasters, mangers, and festival promoters. I attended a

  • IBMA chat with the Ozaki Brothers

    This year's World of Bluegrass in Raleigh was chock full of highlights, but few that we experienced in the Bluegrass Today press office can match this delightful interview Tara Linhardt conducted with Yasushi and Hisashi Ozaki on Thursday afternoon following their acceptance

  • Steve Martin and Jens Kruger at IBMA

    On Saturday afternoon, as World of Bluegrass was circling the drain, David Morris caught up with Steve Martin and Jens Kruger to discuss Jens being named the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

  • Tony Rice speaks

    There have been very few moments during the many years of IBMA Award Shows quite so poignant as Tony Rice's acceptance speech this past Thursday night when he was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Despite a bit of

  • Smilin’ Dave gets shorn

    Today was the day! Songwriter, Bluegrass Today correspondent, and noted bluegrass bon vivant David Morris went under the knife... or I should say, the clippers... in honor of bluegrass buddy John Miller, who is now completing the last of his treatments for tongue