Thursday, 18 August 2011

Lilly Pavlak to receive IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award!

Lilly with the Kruger Brothers in the Czech Republic last year

Lilly Pavlak, born in what is now the Czech Republic and resident for many years in Switzerland, is to receive a Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

The IBMA announced today the nominations for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards. The winners will be announced at the IBMA Awards Show on Thursday 29 Sept. 2011. The names of the 2011 inductees into the IBMA Hall of Fame - Del McCoury and George Shuffler - and of the five recipients of Distinguished Achievement Awards were also announced. In addition to Lilly, the awards went to Bill Knowlton, Geoff Stelling, Roland White, and Greg Cahill (shown below), past president of IBMA and former chairman of the IBMA board of directors, who has brought his band Special Consensus to Europe many times in the thirty-six years of its existence.

EBMA chairperson Angelika Torrie sends congratulations to Lilly on this great news. Her award will be presented at the special awards luncheon on 29 Sept. The IBMA's press releases, including the full citations for Lilly and the other award recipients, can be read here.

Greg Cahill (photo: Janet Holmes)