Legendary mandolinist and band leader Sam Bush will deliver the keynote address at this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association Business Conference. The address is to be delivered on Monday, 27th September 2010.
13th September marks the 100th birthday of Bill Monroe, who is widely recognized as the father of bluegrass music and thus Bush will talk about that milestone and its significance in the world of bluegrass music. Among other issues, Bush will reflect on how we might best celebrate a 100 years Monroe’s influence in the world of music.
The theme for World of Bluegrass 2010 is Face Time – It Matters, because these seven days, more than any other week or place on the planet – are about the relationships folks who care about and work in the business of bluegrass music build and keep for a lifetime. IBMA events are where artists, DJs, journalists, talent buyers and fans interact and share new music. It’s where merchandisers and luthiers unveil new products and instruments, as well as meet artists who will endorse their products. It’s also where everyone in the industry meets to sharpen and share their professional skills – IBMA.