John McCutcheon

Local 1000 Union Membership Offers Benefits to Bluegrass Musicians

by John McCutcheon

When IBMA board member Tim Stafford asked me to speak to the Artist and Composers Branch at the organization’s annual conference I was all too happy to oblige.  I started my professional career in the old-time music world, frequently played bluegrass festivals and, more than anything, recognized that the gains we folk musicians had won via unionization could and should be naturally shared with our fellow performers in the bluegrass field.

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