Thursday, September 30, 2010

IBMA Report-Wednesday

Terry and I are back to the room, after enjoying some great jamming in the suites this evening. Town Mountain...Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen...The Boxcars...The Dixie Beeliners.

I also got to do a little jamming with the guys from G2. How fun...

We appreciate the hospitality of Sugar Hill Records, Class Act Entertainment and Keith Case & Associates.

A lot of my day was spent at the historic Ryman Auditorium for sound checks and rehearsals for the 21st Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show. From Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out to the Sam Bush Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (with a new lead singer-Mike Rogers) Claire Lynch Band and guests (triple fiddles of Jason Thomas, Aubrey Haynie and Mike Cleveland!) Judging by the run-through of The John Hartford musical tribute, this performance will be just incredible! Thanks to Alison Brown and Garry West from Compass Records for the help in coordinating all these wonderful artists to participate.

Jerry Douglas, Cheryl White nd Sharon White are naturals as hosts. Their personalities really came through at their rehearsal. I am so looking forward to the actual show Thursday evening.

Tomorrow I will be presenting the award to the Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year at the IBMA Awards Luncheon at the Nashville Convention Center, then the reminder of the sound checks at the Ryman.

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