IBMA Keynote Speaker Noam Pikelny Kicks off International Bluegrass Week!

Noam Pikelny delivers Keynote at IBMA 2013Banjo virtuoso Noam Pilkelny gave a bit of his personal history today in front of the assembled IBMA convention, saying  Bela Fleck was his first influence.

He  also discussed how bluegrass is changing, saying that IBMA has the task of protecting the traditions while embracing the changes.

According to our reporter, Bill Warren, “...it was a well thought-out and well- presented speech. He talked about the growth of bluegrass and the need for a group like IBMA having an opportunity to be the ‘brand’".

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