Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IBMM's Monroe-Style Mandolin All-Star Faculty Concert to be broadcast on WNIN-FM!

The Monroe-Style Mandolin All-Star Faculty Concert will air on Saturday, December 11 at 8pm CST on WNIN-FM, with a repeat on Wednesday, December 15 at 7pm central time. WNIN is based in Evansville, Indiana, and can be heard throughout the Tri-State area (including southern Indiana, western Kentucky and southeastern Illinois). The broadcast will also be streamed on the Internet at http://www.wnin.org.

The concert was recorded live at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky, on September 10, 2010, featuring camp director Mike Compton (Nashville Bluegrass Band, Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes), associate director Dr. Richard Brown (The Reunion Band), Hall of Fame member Bobby Osborne (Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press), Gibson master luthier David Harvey, Skip Gorman, David Peterson (David Peterson & 1946), IBMM education director Randy Lanham and co-director David Morris, and others.

Production and broadcast of the Monroe-Style Mandolin All-Star Faculty Concert is a partnership between WNIN Tri-State Public Media and the International Bluegrass Music Museum. The Monroe-Style Mandolin All-Star Faculty Concert is the highlight of the Monroe-Style Mandolin Camps held the second week of each September at the museum. For more information go to http://www.bluegrassmuseum.org.

Friday, November 19, 2010

World Progress Report Video

In September 2010, World Progress Report with Joan Lunden (a program that appears on PBS stations) came to Owensboro to tape a segment about the International Bluegrass Music Museum. They visited us during our Bill Monroe Style Mandolin Camp and All-Star Faculty Concert, which resulted in some great performance and workshop footage.

Here's the video! It's a wonderful introduction to the Museum for anyone who hasn't been here yet. And it's also a good introduction to bluegrass music in general for your friends who aren't yet "in the know." Hope you like it!