Tuesday, 17 March 2009
The IBMA is pleased to announce the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2009, pictured here at BMI in Nashville on 12 March (photo by Priscilla Warnock).
Row 1: Larry Cordle;
Row 2 (L-R): Brandi Hart, Becky Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Joe Weed, Pete Wernick, Tom Mueller, Leah Ross, Barry Mazor, Sammy Shelor;
Row 3: Gary Jolicoeur, Jim Van Cleve, John Abrams, Janet McGarry, Karl Kersey, Tom Thorpe, David Crow, Penni McDaniel, Lee Michael Demsey, Ronnie Reno;
Row 4: Alan Tompkins, Dwight Worden, Tommy Sivert, C. Roger Moss, Danny Clark, David Preston.
Leadership Bluegrass, now in its tenth year with more than 225 alumni, is an intensive three-day program of advanced-level, interactive learning experiences that invites participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing our music along with related leadership issues.
Leadership Bluegrass 2009 was hosted 10-12 March at BMI in Nashville, TN, and was facilitated again by Fred Bartenstein, a noted bluegrass historian and professional meeting facilitator.
Update 20 March: Hannah Johnson, of the Toy Hearts (UK), the only LBG 2009 member from outside North America, is quoted at length in the Bluegrass Blog, ending with: 'I would highly recommend the course to anyone!'