My review of the very well-intended and expertly executed benefit disc for the IBMA Trust Fund is up at Country Standard Time/Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. I certainly think the album is more than worth your time.
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
After years of searching, I’ve found my people. And they were all with me at the Star Stage at the 9th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Saturday afternoon. I’m still not sure exactly how it happened, but my wife agreed a weekend getaway to San Francisco, a couple… Continue reading Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Oct 3-4, 2009
>>>Updated Oct. 1 as the awards were posted on the IBMA site.<<<In less than 24 hours, they’ll start handing out the hardware in Nashville. I gave up my IBMA membership a couple years back for a variety of reasons- some logical and a few completely indefensible to anyone but me- and therefore am no longer… Continue reading International Bluegrass Music Awards, 2009- How I Did…