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Happy Veterans Day!

Freedom to create music and art is one of many things we are grateful for today as we honor the men and women who have served this country. In order to show our appreciation, all veterans, active military and their families will receive free admission today; active military from today forward are always free.

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9th Annual IBMM Mandolin Camp

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IBMM’s 9th annual Mandolin Camp, at the Museum in Owensboro, KY, is November 14-15-16, 2014! With Mike Compton continuing as Camp Director, the Bill Monroe banner will still be carried high at this year’s camp, while other faculty members will add different methods of teaching. (Mr. Compton may do so, as well!) The Museum’s goal is to be inclusive of several styles in our 2014 curriculum.

Click here for Camp Schedule!

 

 

The  IBMM Mandolin camp faculty includes:

 

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Many know Mike from the Nashville Bluegrass Band, John Hartford Stringband, or as the featured mandolin player on “O Brother, Where Art Thou”. Mike returns as Director of the IBMM Mandolin Camp – his 9th straight year imparting Monroe-style knowledge to mando campers.

 

 

 

 

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Jesse McReynolds

One of the greatest mandolinists of all time, a Bluegrass Hall of Fame member, and constant trend-setter in Bluegrass Music, Jesse joins the IBMM staff to teach his unique style of cross-picking, and provide insights into historical mandolin techniques from a life-time career in music.

 

 

 

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Sierra Hull

Band leader Sierra Hull attended Berklee College where she refined the skills she now teaches to others. Sierra has traditional bluegrass sensibility and skill that defies her age. Already having presented numerous mandolin workshops alone and with other mandolin virtuosos, Sierra brings a youthful slant to bluegrass mandolin applauded by veterans as well.

 

 

 

 

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Don Stiernburg

While still in his teens, Don learned to play the mandolin from the innovative virtuoso Jethro Burns, who guided him into a lifelong career in music. A leading exponent of jazz mandolin style and band leader of the Don Stiernberg Trio, Don has eight personal recordings, and appears on others by a variety of artists in all styles.

 

 

Dominick Leslie

Dominick Leslie

Whether writing a new piece, learning a tune or performing with his confreres, Dominick has an infectious love of music that inspires others to excel with the same passion.

Dominick has performed the last three years at ROMP and given mandolin workshops each year that have been highly regarded by all attendees.

 

 

 

 

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Will Kimble

Born in 1969, luthier Will Kimble fell in love with mandolins in 1997, and began building in 2000. His father, Fred Kimble, taught Will how to build and still works with him to this day.   A favorite at IBMM camp, Will continues to provide mandolin repair, advice, and construction and care sessions at mando camp.

New performers are imparting their own footprints on bluegrass. Stay tuned (all 8 strings, please) for news of other mando camp news to be announced…

  • Prices:  
  • Registration includes: All three days of classes,  meals (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch), Lodging for two nights (Friday and Saturday – discounted rates for additional lodging nights if desired), free admission to All-Star Faculty concert and reception Saturday night, and camp T-shirt!
  • Online mando camp registration in the online Gift Shop.
  • For More information see the Mando Camp info page

Dominick Leslie Wins Momentum Award at IBMA World of Bluegrass

IMAG3602Exciting news out of Raleigh, NC! IBMM Mandolin Camp instructor, Dominick Leslie has received a Momentum Award for Mandolin performance at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass.  Congratulations to this stellar young performer!!

Congratulations and good luck to all award winners and nominees!

10 String Symphony

October 9, 2014 – Doors: 6:30 pm

10 String Symphony press photo 1Join us at the International Bluegrass Music Museum for an evening of incredible music from Nashville based duo, 10 String Symphony. Although difficult to categorize, their music is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices. Christian Sedelmyer (Formerly of the Farewell Drifters) and Rachel Baiman (Formerly of Belfry Fellows) met in Nashville, and realized a mutual love for the range and depth of the 5-String fiddle.  Their desire to see just how far a two-fiddle, two-vocals instrumentation could take them was the inspiration for the 10 String Symphony project. Vocally, Baiman and Sedelmyer lock in seamlessly, and their vocal duets often take center stage despite the fact that they are self-described fiddle players.

Tickets will be $15 each and includes beer, wine & hors d’oeuvres.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Bourbon and Bluegrass

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Join us for a Benefit fundraiser, dinner, wine or bourbon tasting, and silent auction on Saturday October 11 at the Miller House.

For details and to purchase tickets, go to the online Gift Shop under the “Tickets” category

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