World of Bluegrass 2007


Tony Trischka

The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) annual World of Bluegrass takes place in Nashville, Tennessee October 1-7 at the Nashville Convention Center and the Grand Ole Opry House. The week includes the International Bluegrass Music Awards, a business conference and the three-day Bluegrass Fan Fest (Oct. 5-7) at the Nashville Convention Center, which features more than 60 acts on four stages and the Grand Master Fiddler Championship.

World renowned banjoist Tony Trischka will deliver the keynote address which leads into four days of interactive meetings, educational offerings, artist showcases and other special discussions like the "Bluegrass Summit: The Future of the Business" planned for Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The International Bluegrass Music Awards will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House on Thursday evening, Oct. 4. This year's Bluegrass Fan Fest includes performances from Emmylou Harris, The Grascals, The Infamous Stringdusters, Pine Mountain Railroad, The Greencards, the Laura Love Band, The Songs of Tom T & Dixie Hall with Special Guests, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and a Banjo Celebration featuring Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Tony Trischka and Bob Carlin

The proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Bluegrass Trust Fund, established to help bluegrass professionals during times of emergency need and IBMA's marketing and educational events during the year. All artists appearing at the event donate their time and talents for the cause.

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KCReb Tue 7/10/2007 09:36AM
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Did everyone at JamBase get a 5 day weekend?! If so, good for you - but I've been missin the updates.

drubin14 Tue 7/10/2007 10:06AM
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They're all recoverin' from High Sierra. Hope it was fun!

GrantedProductions starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/10/2007 10:15AM
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I agree w/ KCReb! Step it up JamBase! All of us music heads don't wanna have to resort to Rolling Stone or othersources for up to date biz! Regardless... Stoked that it's a new week!

AZ~*Droo* Tue 7/10/2007 11:43AM
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Finally some new info!! just kidding guys welcome back

nanatod starstarstarstar Tue 7/10/2007 12:20PM
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The most interesting part of the story about the bluegrass fan fest is that Tom T. Hall is playing it. (1) I never considered him as "bluegrass." (2) I thought he had retired about ten years ago; if he's back to live performance that is really great. (3) If you can find any records of his that he put out prior to 1986, buy them sight unseen, because they have gems like "Tulsa Telephone Book" on them; he's a songwriter like no one else. (4) He so impressed me during a Saturday afternoon concert sometime in the mid 1980's, that I cancelled whatever else I was doing that weekend, and caught his next two shows.

I can't tell from the article if Tom T. Hall himself will be at the fan fest, but if you are anywhere near this, you owe it to yourself to check it out, just for the chance that he will show.

Wineguy Tue 7/10/2007 12:31PM
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This is the same weekend as the fantastic Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco. Hope they don't create a problem for each other.

kaiserbun star Tue 7/10/2007 07:10PM
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there's not a single name from the big hitters in bluegrass on here. go to telluride or merlefest, this is a joke.

nanatod Wed 7/11/2007 06:01AM
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kaiserbun, according to wikipedia, Tony Trischka,

"...played with all the notable "new acoustic" musicians, including David Grisman,...Tony Rice, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Jerry Douglas" and "Tony was banjo teacher to Béla Fleck"

RastaVibe Wed 7/11/2007 06:28AM
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Kaiserbun, don't be a complete buffoon! Doyle Lawson is nothing if not bluegrass ROYALTY and very few people have been more influential in the development of Newgrass or New American Acoustic music than Tony Trischka. The Infamous Stringdusters are THE best young band on the scene, period, worth going to a whole festival for. Pull your huge, swollen, nonsense talking head out of your butt!

EVILFUNK Thu 7/12/2007 03:07PM
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I never hear enough about Trishka. Damn he's good!

KCReb~ do you really expect these kids to write on laptops all festi than send a rep to the nearest Mariott Buisiness center friday morning and again first thing Monday morning to post to the site? Or leave someone behind in the city to mind the wire and write/post stories?...this all sounds like work...having to finnish up in the buisiness center and mozy to the hot tub...shut, up and comply, readers...

"seen in all the right places...seen with all the right faces..."

bluesman86 starstarstar Fri 7/13/2007 12:50PM
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The Infamous Stringdusters Rock!--Can't wait to see the boys bacj in town after an extensive tour.