WAMU in Nashville for IBMA week

BluegrassCountry.orgOnce again, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will be broadcasting live from Nashville during IBMA week.

They are dragging all the necessary technical gear, not to mention nearly a dozen staff and show hosts, to The Renaissance Hotel adjacent to the Nashville Convention Center where all the World of Bluegrass and Fan Fest activities are scheduled. Both over-the-air broadcasts in the DC metro market and their online simulcast will originate from Nashville for several hours each day, including interviews and live,”in-studio” performances.

They will also broadcast live from the official showcase stage on Monday night, featuring performances from The Davidson Brothers, Gold Heart, Spring Creek, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, The Crowe Brothers and Josh Williams.

Artists already lined up to visit on-air with Bluegrass Country hosts include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Claire Lynch, Mountain Heart, Lou Reid & Carolina, Bobby Osborne, Sierra Hull… and your Bluegrass Blog authors Brance Gillihan and John Lawless! We’ll be on Thursday (10/1) at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) to talk with Katy Daley about that evening’s gala Award Show – and our pre-show red carpet interviews with all the bluegrass stars. Also joining us on-air will be Doug McKelway of WFLA in Washington, who will be Katy’s co-host on the red carpet.

Don’t fret… we’ll remind you lest you forget.

Here’s the Bluegrass Country broadcast schedule from Nashville for next week:

  • Monday Night Showcase (9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.)
  • Monday-Wednesday (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

All times CDT – Nashville time. **Times are actually eastern, not central.**

Since the World Of Bluegrass is a business conference – an industry affair, if you will – it is primarily attended by folks who work full-time in the bluegrass biz, and is not particularly accessible to either fans, pickers or even many part-time bluegrass businesspeople.

It is the mission of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country – and Bluegrass Today, of course – to bring the flavor of this event to everyone who can’t be there on the ground.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.