Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sweden's G2 and IBMA's Bluegrass Nation

The July 2013 issue of the IBMA's monthly newsletter International Bluegrass includes an article by Taylor Coughlin, 'Putting the “I” in International Bluegrass'. After describing how the IBMA offices welcomed a group of over twenty Japanese visitors, the article continues:

... we also were happy to welcome Swedish bluegrass band G2 [shown above in concert] to record a Backyard Bluegrass Session for Bluegrass Nation. Again, we were all reminded that music has no borders, and we honestly wouldn’t mind being reminded more often (so, international bands: Can we hop over for a visit?)

The EBMA is considering translating 'Y'all come any time now, y'hear?' into all European languages.

Meanwhile, it is good to know that IBMA membership has increased by 18% since May. The latest issue of AirPlay Direct's online magazine The Direct Buzz includes an in-depth interview with IBMA executive director Nancy Cardwell, and another with the members of Della Mae (USA), who took part in Rainer Zellner's 2011 Bluegrass Jamboree! tour.