Allison Moorer Down to Believing Since making her debut with 1997’s Alabama Song, Allison Moorer has been one of country music’s most consistent albums artists. The singer-songwriter has three unqualified masterpieces to her credit—Show More Summary
Todd Powers spent all of Friday evening schlepping his photo gear from one stage to another at the Raleigh Convention Center, and provided this great gallery of images.
Here’s a group of videos captured at various venues here at Wide Open Bluegrass 2015 on Friday. Bud’s Collective in the Marriott Hotel In Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, he researched the tunes and songs from Alan Lomax’s catalogs and brought them back to life […]
In addition to the two new Officers elected on Tuesday during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s fall Board meeting, five new Directors were welcomed onto the Board, as five others rotated off following their terms of service. Departing were Board members Jon Weisberger, Danny Clark, Junior Williams, […]
Here’s some more of Todd Powers’ photos from the Award show and a first batch from Wide Open Bluegrass on Friday.
Todd Powers took this set of images on Thursday night, both at the awards show and later during the Bluegrass Ramble.
I have found that while what happens on the stages and showcases is definitely an important part of IBMA, but I think many folks will tell you that a lot of the magic happens here in small rooms and with people meeting each other, or […]
Video is now available from the all-star Bill Keith banjo style summit held at this year’s Grey Fox festival back in July. In light of Bill’s induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame last night, here are the two videos shot by Fred Robbins and […]
Last night at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards were distributed. It was the year of the Earl’s of Leicester, who took 6 of the 17 trophies, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year. They became so blasé […]
BOBBY LONG , Ode to Thinking beats out PUGWASH, Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) as your favorite for the Summer of 2015. Readers’ Top 25 – Summer 2015 BOBBY LONG, Ode to Thinking (134) PUGWASH, Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) (78) JASON ISBELL, Something More Than Free (34) THE BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRINGBAND, Three […]
Here’s our first gallery of Todd Powers’ photographs from Wednesday night and Thursday morning at World of Bluegrass 2015. Look for more over the next few days.
With a vocal quality somewhere between Sufjan Stevens’ boyish yearn and Don Henley’s road-worn soul Keyan Keihani makes damn certain you feel every ounce of loneliness and pining want in achingly gorgeous “Highway.” This level of song craft can only be achieved from someone that has paid some dues. Keihani’s self-financed debut album, ‘Eastbound’, was [...]
Take a mighty wind, lots of rain, dozens of bands and vendors and tens of thousands of music lovers in Raleigh for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. What do you get? A really big bluegrass tent, a huge party and, perhaps, the largest indoor bluegrass event […]
Don’t forget, the International Bluegrass Music Awards will be broadcast live tonight online from MusicCityRoots.com. You can see all your favorite bluegrass stars accepting their trophies from the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, along with live stage performance from Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell, Flatt Lonesome, […]
Here’s a set of photos and a few videos from Wednesday at the 2015 World of Bluegrass from Tara Linhardt. Nessie Expedition on the Masters Stage… Lonesome River Band at the Momentum Awards… And The Church Sisters at the Momentum Awa...
Stop me if you've heard this one before. George Strait has released a new album that is consistently good, with strong vocal performances that elevate even the middling mate
This afternoon the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the recipients of their 2015 Special Awards. These are the proverbial “presented earlier in the day” trophies that you hear mentioned on all awards shows, including ours scheduled for this evening. These are focused on the people in […]
One of my favorite things about attending music conferences and festivals are the crazy comments that you hear along the way. Here are a few choice selections from this year’s Americana Festival. We have a tradition in Ireland that when an album comes put, we pour whisky on it. My album came out today. Glen […]
Nancy Cardwell Erdos, recently departed Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has accepted a position with the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. She will serve as Membership Specialist for the Hispanic Community, working to increase programming and resources for Spanish-speaking girls in 39 counties […]
Mayer has given us his thoughts on favorite performances at the AMA conference and festival; time for me to weigh in with mine. The Traveling Minstrel Show – One of my two favorite surprises from the festival was central Wisconsin-based Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. They were the first band I saw outside the awards show […]