Bluegrass Association Sends Open Letter to Trump!

imagePresident Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget, announced last month, includes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In response, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s executive director Paul Schiminger has sent a letter on behalf of the entire bluegrass industry to President Trump and to key legislators in support of both the NEA and the NEH.


Arizona Fans Excited to See HIT & RUN After 12-Year Absence!

12 years is a long time for fans to wait to see their favorite band return to a festival in their area, but in this case the wait will be well rewarded.  

A few weeks ago Hit & Run’s Rebecca Frazier announced the band would be returning to the Grand Canyon State.  A lot has happened in those twelve years, including a marriage and the start of a family not to mention huge leaps on the career front.  So we asked the Arizona Bluegrass Association’s James Reams to put the spotlight on Rebecca and the band to help us catch up.   Here is his report:

“So Much More than a Pretty Voice: Rebecca Frazier is the Whole Package”

By James Reams

imageArizona bluegrass lovers are in for a real treat this year at the Marana Bluegrass Festival as Rebecca Frazier with her incredible band Hit & Run headline the event on April 29 & 30. The festival runs from April 28 through April 30th at the Ora Mae Harn Park (13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.) in Marana, AZ.


IBMA Gratuates 26 New “Movers & Shakers” in the Industry!

imageThe International Bluegrass Music Association is proud to announce the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2017.

Leadership Bluegrass is an intensive, three-day program focused on interactive learning and networking experiences that invite participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the bluegrass music industry, and pursue leadership development.

True Grass Joins Poor Mountain Roster!


Poor Mountain Records has  announced  the signing of True Grass!

True Grass had been around since the mid-ninties and is now ready to persue their dream!


Police Looking For Owner of Recovered Vintage Dobro!

imageBrentwood, Tennessee detectives have made an arrest in the theft of several guitars.

During the investigation the suspect admitted that he had stolen a vintage Dobro from Brentwood; however, they have not been able to determine the rightful owner.

The New Balance Moves To Echo Mountain!

imageBella Johnson of Echo Mountain Entertainment announced the moving of Indiana Bluegrass band, The New Balance, to Echo Mountain Entertainment.

The New Balance, a traditional Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country group, is an audience favorite  throughout the United States. 


New Band for Kristi Stanley!

imageOn the brink of releasing her debut album with Union House Records, Kristi Stanley is proud to introduce her new band, RUNNING BLIND.

Compiled from years of experience, high skill levels, and polished stage presence, there is no doubt that this group will do a fine job supporting Kristi’s powerful vocals.


NIGHTFLYER to Wilson Pickins Promotions!

imageWilson Pickins Promotions has announced that they have  added Ohio-based Nightflyer to their diverse team of bluegrass bands.

Nightflyer brings to the table an incredible sound infused with soul, traditional bluegrass drive and an ability to truly stir your emotions.

Claire Lynch Video Contest Winners Announced!

imageClaire Lynch says she was “FLOORED by the submissions for my ‘Black Flowers’ video contest”.

Fans from far and wide sent unique photos, videos and news clippings that evoked the spirit of the moving Lynn Miles song from her GRAMMY-nominated album, NORTH BY SOUTH

International Bluegrass Music Museum Receives large Donation from the Estate of H. Conway Gandy!

The International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) is honored to accept an incredible archival donation from the estate of the late H. Conway Gandy, which includes his rare and extensive collection of bluegrass LPs, CDs, cassette tapes, books, and recorded radio shows.

Gandy was a lifetime member of IBMM and a founding member of the Colorado Bluegrass Society.