Monday, September 27, 2010
Hey everyone! Another busy day at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Nashville. The IBMA Board met from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. This evening's Keynote Address Dinner featured Sam Bush. Sam did a wonderful job addressing the crowd in the Nashville Convention Center Grand Ballroom. He started by talking about attending the 1965 Fincastle, Virginia Bluegrass Festival as an eager 13 year old. He was engaging and held the crowd's attention talking about Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys over the years, as well as other musicians that made an impact on him: David Grisman, Roland White, Jimmy Gaudreau, John Duffey, Charlie Waller and more.
Following dinner, it was time for band rehearsal with "Sunset Drive". We have an Emerging Artist Showcase, sponsored by Mast Farm Inn on Friday (Terry, Ashby, Maro, Rachel and me)
I was also excited to become the newest endorser of NS Design Basses. More on the bass later in the week.
I still have a showcase to emcee before my day is fully complete.
It was fun to get to hang out for a bit with the Swedish Bluegrass Band, G2, as well as Shelly Burleson (Mrs. Jason Burleson of Blue Highway) and Rachel Johnson. Check back for another report from the IBMA World of Bluegrass. Thanks!~CB