Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Good news from IBMA

The International Bluegrass Music Association has recently published its reference list of bluegrass recordings eligible for nomination for an award, compiled from product reported as released between 31 March 2008 and 1 April 2009.

The list includes the latest CDs from two European bands: Tutte le direzioni by the Mideando String Quintet (Italy), #1 European Bluegrass Band 2006, released on the Velut Luna label; and From Vyborg to L.A. by Jussi Syren & the Groundbreakers (Finland), released on Goofin' Records.

Also on the list is Home away from home, by Vincent Cross & Good Company. Vincent Cross, though now based in New York, is a former member of the bluegrass community in Ireland, with which he keeps in close contact. The IBMA adds:

This list does not necessarily contain 100% of the bluegrass recordings first released during the eligibility period, so members are not restricted to the entries on this list when making their first ballot write-in nominations.