NASHVILLE, TN, – Nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with The Boxcars leading the pack with ten nominations for the band and their individual members. They’re followed by Blue Highway with nine nominations, and The Del McCoury Band with six nominations. (A full list of nominations appears at the end of this press release.)
They recently won the Emerging Artist of the Year Award at the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association's conference, and their latest album, This World Oft Can Be on Rounder Records, was nominated for a Grammy in the Bluegrass Category.
The International Bluegrass Music Association Youth Council has chosen the ten bands who will perform on the Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 as part of the World of Bluegrass event.
International Bluegrass Music Association’s award-winning band the Gibson Brothers will headline the 22nd annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, which runs from today through Sunday at the Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Aug. 13 nomination show for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards will mark start the countdown to the 25th annual awards ceremony in October, and Raleigh-area fans can join the celebration at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
1) Practice Only on Days You "Feel" Like It. Some days you’ll feel inspired to work on your learning – other days you won’t. Feelings will come and go. The best progress will come with consistent, daily, focused effort.
Does anyone not recognize the name Bela Fleck? A show of hands? No one? OK good. Bela Fleck has touched so many types of music and musicians in his 55 years of life that he is probably known throughout them all.
For two solid hours, the Nashville-based string band/jug band threw an uproarious party, keeping a crowd of more than 1,500 under its spell and on its feet, dancing and singing along for nearly the entire show.
Carolina Chocolate Drops: The room was packed for their 45-minute set, and the crowd gave them a reception worthy of a headliner.
Cleveland may rock but Cincinnati is pickin’ and grinnin’ with Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, Cincinnati’s only all female acoustic band! These gals are playing bluegrass style music with a side of traditional and old-timey music.
Eight film projects – including two spotlighted feature films – have been selected to kick off the inaugural IBMA Film Festival, which will take place during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, Sept. 30 – October 4, in Raleigh, NC.
Known for firing off punk-inspired bluegrass diddies, the group’s new album, Wild Animals, feels like a sea change. It’s more controlled than the ones before it. Gone are the torrents of fiddle and mandolin, the notes now sparse and atmospheric.
Banjo-Master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver an amazingly powerful selection of songs on their latest collaboration,Standing Tall and Tough.
“As a songwriter I find Bill Monroe to be one of the most inspiring people for me because his songs that he created, not only did he create them for himself and his band but...they started a whole new genre of music, so I love listening to old Bill Monroe recordings and the energy he puts into those songs.