At the 2014 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Red Carpet prior to the awards ceremony I had the honor to ask the like of Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Joe Mullins, Jens Kruger, Darrin and Brooke Aldridge, and Amanda Smith. As you will notice most artists will give credit to their parents, to God, and to Del McCoury. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.
I talked with Andy Hall the Bluegrass Dobro teacher of Artistworks Online Academy. We talked about what inspires him, being nominated for the IBMA Dobro player of the Year and playing with Charlie Daniels and Zac Brown.
In this interview, I talk with Missy from Detour about how her band is helping homeless veterans. Missy also talks to me about her musical influences and her advice for young musicians, listen on to see why I Had To Ask.
The Blueridge Music Trail is a driving route that immerses families in the rich musical heritage of the Blueridge Mountains. I talk with one of the people from the trail, Mrs. Laura Boosinger about the trail, and goals for the future of it. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.
The American Banjo Museum is an interpretive exhibit with audio-visual and performing theaters. The American Banjo Museum has the largest banjo collection for public display in the world. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.
Murphy Henry has created her own method of teaching bluegrass music by ear for a few different instruments! She talked to me about her studies of women in bluegrass. Murphy is also the author of the book “Pretty Good For a Girl”. Listen on to see why I Had To Ask.
I was able to talk to the dobro player from the Kentucky Colonels at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 2014. LeRoy Mack has been able to play on the Andy Griffith Show, with the Grateful Dead, and on the Jerry Louis Show.
At the 2014 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) World Of Bluegrass I met a cool band called Driven. In February one of Driven’s song hit #13 on Bluegrass Today’s top 20 Chart. The band consists of a set of twins, Brandon and Blake McLemore, Jimmy Campbell, and the married couple Rebekah and Jake Workman. This is what I found out about Driven when I Had To Ask.