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.
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
Arizona 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.
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.
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, a traditional Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country group, is an audience favorite throughout the United States.
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 brings to the table an incredible sound infused with soul, traditional bluegrass drive and an ability to truly stir your emotions.
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.
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.