Shock! Horror! Meet the new IBMA HOF Nominees, same as the old IBMA HOF Nominees

When the International Bluegrass Music Association named their Hall of Fame ‘class of 2020,’ one thing was immediately apparent: the selection of Hazel & Alice in 2017 would remain the only time female front-women would be welcomed to the hallowed confines of the HOF, at least for the time being. I went on a bit… Continue reading Shock! Horror! Meet the new IBMA HOF Nominees, same as the old IBMA HOF Nominees

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Ten Takeaways from Blueberry Bluegrass 2019

The festival has never been so appealingly eclectic. While it was once billed as “& Country Music Festival” and as such included some very questionable lineup choices (look no further than Trick Ryder and Dirt Road Angels), Blueberry is now decidedly and positively heterogeneous in its ‘big tent’ approach to bluegrass and acoustic roots music.… Continue reading Ten Takeaways from Blueberry Bluegrass 2019

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2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, part 2

I am really missing the IBMA live stream: all the asides and quips, and especially the various “thanks” that are offered—you can learn a lot about a person by the way they accept an award. The ‘in memory’ segment is something for which I have great respect. Also, I regret not being able to hear… Continue reading 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, part 2

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2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards

Most years I live blog about the awards as they occur, but this year I am having to rely on Twitter, and specifically @StacyChandler for information as they are not streaming the awards this year. I am sure there is a reason for this, a good one, but it is disappointing. Therefore, I will only… Continue reading 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards

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The 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards- Minute by Minute

I spent the evening over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, commenting on the IBMA awards as they unfolded in Raleigh, NC. It was a great show, highlighted by some super performances, a pair of moving and inspired inductions into the Hall of Fame, and Barry Bales. Visit Fervor Coulee Bluegrass here. I was only a little… Continue reading The 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards- Minute by Minute

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IBMA Awards 2011- Entertainer of the Year

9:22- missed who is speaking- guessing Dan T. but not sure of the other voice. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR The Boxcars Dailey & Vincent The Gibson Brothers The Grascals Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Well, The Boxcars should have this one but the Gibsons have gained strenght as the night has gone on.… Continue reading IBMA Awards 2011- Entertainer of the Year

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