On Tuesday night, Sept 25th, we loaded up the van and all headed down to Raleigh, North Carolina to participate in the amazing IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) World of Bluegrass Conference. We were surrounded by bluegrass royalty. What an experience.
Colebrook Road had the absolute honor of being asked to work with Stephen Mougin (Dark Shadow Recording, Sam Bush Band) – guitarist and vocalist extraordinaire – at IBMA this year. We acted as the model band for his session on Band Coaching Wednesday afternoon. It was an intense and highly educational experience with a great audience.
While at IBMA we got to hang out with Nechville Banjos (Tom, Ric, and Al), Apitius Mandolins, Roger Moss (from the Podunk Festival) and lots of other fine folks. Roger introduced us to a lot of wonderful people. We had a fantastic time showcasing at the Charm City Suite (thanks Phil and Adam!) with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Charm City Junction, Darrin and Brooke Aldridge (with the amazing Matt Menefee on banjo), Bill and the Belles, Danny Barnes, and our good friends the Dirty Grass Players. We also got to play a few in the California Bluegrass Association Suite and had our own impromptu gig in the lobby of the Marriott. It was really a blast to be so well received.
It was truly 36 hours of bluegrass heaven that didn’t last nearly long enough. Here’s to next year!!