ArtistWorks is proud to be a part of the World of Bluegrass at the annual IBMA Award Show - taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina this week! We had a chance to speak with some of our bluegrass instructors about what the International Bluegrass Music Association means to them.
"I'm proud to be a part of this IBMA community. I'm teaching bluegrass mandolin through the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass. I grew up playing bluegrass, it was my first love and it will always be near and dear to my heart. No matter where I've gone musically, I always reach back for those roots and the things I learned early on in my career." - Mike Marshall
"I love the IMBA, it's where everyone gets together. You see people that you haven't seen for a year, you jam, you hang out, it's just a great experience and it reminds us where we've been as bluegrass musicians and also where we want to go." - Bryan Sutton
"I can't even remember a time when I didn't know what bluegrass was. It feels so great to be part of what's happening today as well, and IMBA is such a great opportunity because I get to see old friends, meet new friends, and just get excited about where the music is going and what's happening next." - Missy Raines