IBMA Announces Incoming 2018 Leadership Bluegrass Class

International Bluegrass Music Association Announces Incoming 2018 Leadership Bluegrass Class

NASHVILLE, TENN. (December 19, 2018) – The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the 2018 class of Leadership Bluegrass, an intensive three-day program of advanced-level interactive learning experiences designed to build commitment, motivate talents and instill enthusiasm for addressing the future of the bluegrass music industry. This will be its 19th year since its inception in 2000.

Leadership Bluegrass boasts more than 400 alums and each year approximately 25 individuals are invited to take part.

The members of the class of 2018 are: (name/affiliation/hometown)

Greg Blake
Greg Blake Music, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
Overland Park, KS

Stacy Chandler
Patricia Ann Eaves
No Depression
Eastern Tennessee State University
Garner, NC
Johnson City, TN

Landon Elmore
Landon Elmore Design & Marketing
Raleigh, NC

Daniel Eubanks
Special Consensus
Nashville, TN

Mollie Farr
Lost Buffalo Artists
Nashville, TN

Cathy Fink
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Silver Spring, MD

Jessica Grossman
Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association
Huntington, IN

Patricia Imbrogno

Pittsburgh, PA
Maria Ivey
Press House
Nashville, TN

George Jackson
Artist, Booking Agent
Madison, TN

Emma John
The Guardian
London, UK

Katie Keller
International Bluegrass Music Museum
Owensboro, KY

Adam Kirr
Charm City Bluegrass, The Bluegrass Marketer
Baltimore, MD

Kara Kundert
Bluegrass Pride
Oakland, CA

Jeffrey Ludin
Bluegrass Country Foundation
Vienna, VA

Brett Martin
Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc.
Independence, VA

Patrick McGonigle
The Lonely Heartstring Band
Brookline, MA

Matthew Miller
Rounder Records
Nashville, TN

Jeff Miller
Flashpoint Arts
Tuscaloosa, AL

Lenny Nichols
Central Texas Bluegrass Association
Round Rock, TX

Kim Robins
Kim Robins and 40 Years Late
Bloomington, IN

Ivy Sheppard
Born In The Mountain
Mount Airy, NC

Bil VornDick
Mountainside Music
Nashville, TN

Jef Walter
The Carolina PineCones
Durham, NC

Leadership Bluegrass 2018 takes place March 5-7 at BMI in Nashville. The course will be facilitated by Trisha Tubbs for the seventh consecutive year. Leadership Bluegrass is made possible through the generous support of its Platinum Sponsors, including BMI, the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, Williams Mullen, and the Wintergrass Music Festival (Acoustic Sound).

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