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International Bluegrass December 2014 Newsletter

TOP STORIES: TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014, CHARLES HUMPHREY III FROM SCR, DISCOVER YOUR WHY, NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING MINUTES, STATEMENT TO MEMBERS, AND MORE!
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Let's Envision the IBMA We Want

Let's Envision the IBMA We Want | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Rather than focusing on all that has or may have gone wrong in recent months, I propose putting our energy into describing what we might want IBMA to be.
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Can it be a trade organization and support a huge Bluegrass festival?

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10 Things We Learned at the 2014 World of Bluegrass Festival

10 Things We Learned at the 2014 World of Bluegrass Festival | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
(Photo courtesy of IBMA)Sequels are a precarious thing, especially when the original was a huge success. When I attended last year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass festival, I had little to no expectations.
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Last year I just went Fri/Sat but was fortunate to be able to go Wed and to different locations on Fri/Sat early and late this year.


The bbq and beer were awesome, too.

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Welcoming The World Of Bluegrass | RDU Cruising Altitude

Welcoming The World Of Bluegrass | RDU Cruising Altitude | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I went on a field trip with several colleagues to the Raleigh Convention Center. We went downtown to participate in a meeting of the local organizing committee for the International Bluegrass Music Convention ...

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Do you play? They have a number of two-hour spots available during the week that the IBMA comes to town (Sept, 2013).  Contact Carmen Watson, their volunteer coordinator, at carmen.watson@rdu.com to sign up

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell plus others at IBMA in Raleigh

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell plus others at IBMA in Raleigh | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Steve Martin with Steep Canyon Rangers & Edie Brickell, Punch Brothers and more on lineup for IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass From the web site: "The International Bluegrass Music Association announces the headlining acts for the first Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC, coming up this Sept. 27 and 28.

 

Tickets go on sale to IBMA members on Wednesday, May 15, and to the general public on Wednesday, May 29. Tickets for the Wide Open Bluegrass festival will go on sale May 15 for IBMA members and May 29 for the general public. Bluegrass fans can join IBMA in order to take advantage of early ticket availability and member discount rates, by calling 1-888-GET-IBMA or online on the International Bluegrass Music Association's website." http://ibma.org

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If you love Bluegrass, be sure to get your tickets to see the best performing live at multiple venues in Sept..there's a lot more going on then just an awards show!

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An Interview with IBMA Board Director Jon Weisberger

An Interview with IBMA Board Director Jon Weisberger | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

We’ve written a good bit this past few months about the International Bluegrass Music Association, it’s extremely successful 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the subsequent issues at the IBMA board. Here's an interview with the IBMA Board Director, Jon Weisberger.

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Here's another view of the controversies in the IBMA Board.

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The Darkest Hour & The Dawn: The Future of IBMA (Op-ed)

The Darkest Hour & The Dawn: The Future of IBMA (Op-ed) | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Henri Deschamps is a former member of the Internation Bluegrass Music Association's board of directors. Recently, the board has been embroiled in several high profile resignations. 

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Find out the scoop from one of the board members who just resigned...growing pains!

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Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell | 09.28.13 | Concert Photos | NewsObserver.com

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell | 09.28.13 | Concert Photos | NewsObserver.com | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. featuring Edie Brickell at Raleigh, NC's Red Hat Amphitheater stage Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
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Incredible event-thanks to the City of Raleigh, Pinecone, IBMA, musicians, artists, volunteers, technicians, and the friendly fans and folks of Raleigh! 

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IBMA's “Bluegrass Ramble” Showcase Artists Selected | Cybergrass ...

IBMA's “Bluegrass Ramble” Showcase Artists Selected | Cybergrass ... | Acoustic Guitars and Bluegrass | Scoop.it

Artists have been selected for the “Bluegrass Ramble” showcases, which will take place at seven different venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during the IBMA.

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Dozens of bands were picked to perform..can't wait to see them..

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