On Tuesday, December 11, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) will host the final night of its 2012 “Bluebird in the Bluegrass” series at The Bluebird Café in Nashville. Throughout the year, the concerts have been a successful showcase of bluegrass songwriting talent, and have raised money for the IBMA Trust Fund. IBMA looks forward to continuing its relationship with The Bluebird in 2013.
Tuesday night’s show will include an early set featuring Donna Hughes, Lisa Aschmann, and Tony Rackley, and a late set featuring Tim Stafford, Claire Lynch, and Buddy Cannon. Additional songwriters will be announced.
The early show will start at 6:00, the late show at 9:00, and all reservations can be made at www.BlueBirdCafe.com. (Reservations are highly recommended.) There is no cover charge for the early show, and a $10 cover for the late show. Donations will be accepted at both shows, and proceeds will benefit the IBMA Trust Fund.
The Bluebird in the Bluegrass Songwriter Committee would like to express its appreciation to IBMA, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and The Bluebird Café for their support of bluegrass composers.
In turn, IBMA would like to acknowledge the contributions and dedication of committee members Louisa Branscomb, Donna Ulisse, Julie Pennell, and Clint Alphin, as well as all of the talented songwriters who have donated their time to perform in this year’s series! This year’s participants have included Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Carl Jackson, Sierra Hull, Ron Block, Nora Jane Struthers, Kim Fox, Larry Cordle, John Pennell, Pam Gadd, Marty Raybon, Chris Henry, Becky Schlegel, Chris Stuart, Brink Brinkman, Becky Buller, Larry Shell, Craig Market, Johnny and Jeanette Williams, Jerry Salley, Louisa Branscomb, Donna Ulisse, Clint Alphin and Jim Lauderdale.
Check out a couple of videos recorded earlier this year…
-- Bluebird in the Bluegrass Series (A Welcome Message)
-- Marty Raybon, “You Do Have The Right To Remain Silent”
-- Jerry Salley, “Paper and Pen”
Be sure to attend the final fantastic night of this year’s series on December 11, and stay tuned for more great bluegrass songwriter events in 2013.
The Bluebird Café is located at 4104 Hillsboro Pike in Nashville, TN; please call (615) 383-1461 or visit http://www.BlueBirdCafe.com/ for info.