Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IBMA World of Bluegrass 2012 - Monday

This year's World of Bluegrass opened on Monday with a fine, and very well attended, keynote address by Missy Raines and Chris Jones emphasizing our sense of community and mutual inter-dependence in music and showing the importance of innovation and change through video clips of Sonny Osborne, Mac Wiseman, Eddie Adcock, and Doyle Lawson focusing on the importance of change within and around the bluegrass community.  A good start for a day filled with reunions with old friends, meeting new people, exchanging ideas and strategies, listening to and making great music, and getting too little sleep. What follows is a brief set of impressions and no commentary. There simply isn't time to be an observer and a participant. I'll try to do this every day, but really don't know if it's possible. Enjoy what's here and look for several approaches to summing it all up.

Live on Air
Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley

Katy Daley

Greg Cahill

Ronnie Reno

Cold Country at WAMU

Chris Tesky - General Manager WAMU

Dawn Kenny - After Hours Showcase

Jim Hurst - After Hours Showcase

Jim Roe & Mike Bub - IBMA Board Meeting

IBMA Board Meeting

Big day today. More tomorrow, I hope.