IBMA http://wunc.org en Michigan Bluegrass Band Joins Wide Open Lineup http://wunc.org/post/michigan-bluegrass-band-joins-wide-open-lineup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greensky Bluegrass is one of more than 50 bands coming to Raleigh this week for the </span><a href="http://www.wideopenbluegrass.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wide Open Bluegrass Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Michigan group&rsquo;s hybrid sound draws on the influence of rock &lsquo;n roll and jam bands. The multidimensionality of their music gives them a mainstream music fan base beyond the bluegrass scene. </span><a href="http://greenskybluegrass.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Greensky Bluegrass </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is Dave </span>Bruzza<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Anders Beck, Mike </span>Devol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Mike </span>Bont<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Paul Hoffman.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23218 at http://wunc.org Michigan Bluegrass Band Joins Wide Open Lineup World Of Bluegrass: Awards And Weekend Lineup http://wunc.org/post/world-bluegrass-awards-and-weekend-lineup <p></p><p></p><p>The World of Bluegrass festival is in its last few days in Raleigh. Music journalist Craig Havighurst is back one last time to talk about the event.&nbsp; He&#39;s a triangle native who now hosts a music roots show from Nashville.&nbsp; He&#39;s also a board member of the International Bluegrass Music Association, the group that puts on the festival every year.<br /><br /> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:18:11 +0000 Eric Hodge & Will Michaels 23215 at http://wunc.org World Of Bluegrass: Awards And Weekend Lineup An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/evening-bluegrass-live-raleigh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last night a few hours after the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences had closed for the evening, a series of banjos, fiddles and mandolins paraded past the smiling security officers into an area set aside as a sort of "green room." Musicians from the World of Bluegrass festival put on by the </span>IBMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;dropped by </span>WUNC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newly opened studios in the museum for an evening of </span>pickin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">' and </span>singin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">'.</span></ Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:28:11 +0000 Keith Weston 23166 at http://wunc.org An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh Raleigh Throws Its Doors Wide Open http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-throws-its-doors-wide-open <p></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Thousands of bluegrass fans will pour into downtown Raleigh this week for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:25:18 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 23152 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Throws Its Doors Wide Open IBMA Winners Balsam Range Rock Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/ibma-winners-balsam-range-rock-raleigh <p>In the winter of 2007, five Haywood county bluegrass musicians got together for an informal jam session. Out of that collaboration, the band <a href="http://balsamnation.com/">Balsam Range</a> was born. They are nominated in six different categories for the <a href="https://ibma.org/">International Bluegrass Music Awards</a> including Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year. They will play at Merlefest showcase as part of the <a href="http://www.wideopenbluegrass.com/">Wide Open Bluegrass Festival</a> in Raleigh this afternoon and the Awards show this evening. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:24:27 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 23120 at http://wunc.org IBMA Winners Balsam Range Rock Raleigh World Of Bluegrass: Bands Play On, Prepare For Awards Ceremony http://wunc.org/post/world-bluegrass-bands-play-prepare-awards-ceremony <p></p><p></p><p>Raleigh is in the middle of the World of Bluegrass festival. Craig Havighurst returns to talk with WUNC&#39;s Eric Hodge about the event.&nbsp; Havighurst is a music journalist who has contributed to NPR and the Wall Street Jounral.&nbsp; He produces a music roots show in Nashville and is a Triangle native.&nbsp; He&#39;s also a board member of the International Bluegrass Music Association, which puts on the festival.<br /><br /> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:33:31 +0000 Eric Hodge & Will Michaels 23145 at http://wunc.org World Of Bluegrass: Bands Play On, Prepare For Awards Ceremony A New Home For The 'World Of Bluegrass' http://wunc.org/post/new-home-world-bluegrass <p></p><p></p><p>The World of Bluegrass event is underway in Raleigh.&nbsp; It&#39;s the first year the five-day convention has come to the Triangle after having a home in Nashville for eight years, and it&#39;s a place for musicians, agents and music lovers to hear the best of Bluegrass every year.<br /><br /> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:44:28 +0000 Eric Hodge & Will Michaels 23078 at http://wunc.org A New Home For The 'World Of Bluegrass' WUNC Coverage Of "World Of Bluegrass" In Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/wunc-coverage-world-bluegrass-raleigh <p>The number of banjos, mandolins and fiddles has skyrocketed in Raleigh this week as the IBMA&nbsp;bluegrass conference and musical event comes to town.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The "World of Bluegrass" is an annual business conference, awards show, and multi-day concert series put on by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Raleigh hosts this year's event, and will be the host city through 2015. Last year's gathering in Nashville drew more than 13,000 attendees.</span></p><p><strong>WUNC Updates During IBMA</strong></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:06:25 +0000 Keith Weston 23003 at http://wunc.org WUNC Coverage Of "World Of Bluegrass" In Raleigh Bluegrass Broadcast From IBMA On WUNC http://wunc.org/post/bluegrass-broadcast-ibma-wunc <p><em>Update: Hear the broadcast Wednesday night, September 25, 8-10 p.m. on WUNC and WAMU Bluegrass Country.</em></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:14:54 +0000 Keith Weston 21840 at http://wunc.org Bluegrass Broadcast From IBMA On WUNC