Once 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.