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
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
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
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
Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I have posted my initial reaction to this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association nominations. A few surprises, but not many.
I’ll be blogging about the IBMA awards all evening. I hope there will be many of you following as last years IBMA evening was Fervor Coulee’s busiest ever. I’m trying to access the IBMA website to see what the results from earlier today were, but the site is over-loaded according to the messages I’m receiving.… Continue reading 2012 IBMA Awards Show Blogging, part 1
I demonstrated, once again, that I am a better predicter predictor (obviously not a speller)of results than I am likely to vote the way of the IBMA masses. I got 6 of the 20 awards I hazarded predictions on accurate. I only would have voted with the winners in two four (learn to count) cases, but… Continue reading IBMA Awards 2011- The Aftermath