Even as the Americana scene has grown to encompass acts whose audiences and record sales are approaching those of mainstream pop performers, it’s continued to matter to roots fans that their artists stake claims to authenticity.
"Positive Grid sent us this video of guitarist Vali Caceres surprising his audience by turning up to a gig with just his guitar, his iPad and the JamUp app. We think it sounds pretty great, so do his audience by their reactions. What do you think?"
After being shut down for 13 days while a committee was formed and a Code of Conduct created for the IBMA google group, it reopened on December 23rd and posted the new guidelines which, in part, simply say, please play nicely with others
Becky Roehrs's insight:
You can discuss now, but not topics the moderator doesn't like?
As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great.