Sierra Hull – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 – Nashville, TN

Sierra Hull - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 - Nashville, TN

Sierra’s mandolin playing is amazing!  I would have liked to see her win mandolin player of the year, even though Adam Steffey is extremely deserving.

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Dailey and Vincent – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008

Dailey and Vincent - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008

Dailey and Vincent won nearly every award this year at IBMA.

  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Vocal Group
  • Male Vocalist (Jamie)
  • Album of the Year
  • Gospel Recorded Performance
  • Recorded Event of the Year
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
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Tony Rice with Mountain Heart – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008

Tony Rice with Mountain Heart - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008

What an amazing treat!  IBMA was fortunate enough this year to have the legendary Tony Rice accompany Mountain Heart for after hours and official showcases.   Between the 2 sets, a good number of classic Tony tunes were covered such as Manzanita, Old Train, Blue Railroad Train, and Nine Pound Hammer.  Mountain Heart is an amazing band and Tony seemed to be having a blast… definitely the highlight of the entire IBMA conference!

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Adam Steffey – 2008 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year

Adam Steffey - 2008 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year

2008 IBMA World of Bluegrass – Nashville, TN

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Barry Bales – 2008 IBMA Bass Player of the Year

Barry Bales - 2008 IBMA Bass Player of the Year

Very deserving!

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Cherryholmes – IBMA Official Showcase 2008

Cherryholmes - IBMA Official Showcase 2008

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Dave Peterson and 1946 – IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours Showcase 2008

Dave Peterson and 1946 - IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours Showcase 2008

Can’t get a better band anywhere… Luke Bulla on the fiddle, Bryan Sutton on guitar, Paul Franklin on Steel, and Tommy G. on drums.  Some of Nashville’s finest came together for Dave Peterson’s IBMA after hours showcase.  Only in Nashville can surprises like this happen!

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Mark Schatz – IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours 2008

Mark Schatz - IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours 2008

The amazing Mark Schatz… this time on Clawhammer instead of the bass.

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The Infamous Stringdusters – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2007 – Nashville, TN

The Infamous Stringdusters - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2007 - Nashville, TN

The after hours show at IBMA World of Bluegrass… they followed John Cowan and this was the first time I saw them (except for the 1 song at the IBMA award show) with new guitar player Andy Falco.  10-5-2007 (I think)

Cherryholmes – IBMA World of Bluegrass – Nashville 2007

Cherryholmes - IBMA World of Bluegrass - Nashville 2007

The Cherryholmes Band put on a spectacular show at IBMA… we were pretty worn out and almost missed this show, but we came back and caught Cherryholmes and The Grascals… lucky for us that we did!  10-5-2007

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Sierra Hull and Adam Steffey at IBMA World of Bluegrass – Nashville, TN 2007

Sierra Hull and Adam Steffey at IBMA World of Bluegrass - Nashville, TN 2007

Sierra is amazing!!! I first saw her a number of years ago playing with Alison Krauss… I think it was one of the Bluegrass specials they taped at the Ryman or the Opry House.  I think she was 12 at the time.

She has only gotten better in the last 4 or 5 years, her IBMA shows were awesome!

Sierra Hull - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2007

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