The Best of Bluegrass
The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards show takes place on Thursday, October 1 down in Nashville, and believe it or not, Nippertown has a couple of horses in the race.
You might think that bluegrass is strictly a southern, rural brand of music, but, of course, you’d be wrong. And in fact, we make some mighty fine bluesgrass right here in Nippertown.
Held in July at the Walsh Farm down in Oak Hill, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has become a major player on the bluegrass festival circuit – so much so that Grey Fox is one of only three festivals from around the entire globe to earn a nomination as “Bluegrass Event of Year.”
And our own super picking ‘n’ singing sibblings the Gibson Brothers earned a nod in the oh-so-prestigious “Song of the Year” category for the title track of their sparkling 2008 album, “Iron and Diamonds.”