Saturday, October 4, 2008

IBMA Fan Fest - Friday

On Friday IBMA changes from a trade show and professional conference into a bluegrass festival with one of the best and most diverse lineups anywhere. Ramrodded by Carl Jackson, whose contacts in the music industry are endless, the range of talent is beyond impressive. I'll post a selection of pictures from Friday night now and continue to dribble out pictures from IBMA over the next few months. In a day or so, I'll also post a link to a Picasa Web Album of pictures from Kids on Bluegrass, probably on Monday, for people who are interested in a more extensive look at the future of the music.
Sweet Brenda Lawson - Emcee

Kids on Bluegrass

Melonie Cannon & Rob Ickes

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Jesse Brock, Carl Jackson, Michael Cleveland, & Jesse Baker
2008 IBMA Fiddler of the Year

Lyn Butler, Darrell Adkins & Carl Jackson

Carl Jackson & Danny Paisley

Charlie Sizemore

Didi Thacker & Bradley Walker

Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull & Highway 111

Brandon Rickman

Tony Tischka Double Banjo Spectacular
Josh Williams - 2008 IBMA Guitar Player of the Year

Steve Gulley & Alan Bibey
2008 IBMA Song of the Year
Through the Windows of a Train - Gulley and Stafford

Dale Ann Bradley - 2008 Female Vocalist of the Year

Gina Britt, Mike Bub & Dale Ann Bradley

IIIrd Tyme Out with Carl Jackson

Doyle Lawson
B.J., Cia, and Skip Cherryholmes

Adam Steffey - 2008 Mandolin Player of the Year

The Grascals

Jamie Johnson, Terry Smith, Terry Eldridge

Tony Rice & Larry Stephenson

Carl Jackson & Tony Rice

Tony Rice

Carl Jackson

Clay Hess, Tony Rice, Barry Abernathy