The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced participants for the 2012 class of Leadership Bluegrass. Joining the leadership group, now in its 13th year, for a three-day intensive program are the following:
Bob Altschuler—Musician/Music Instructor/Writer, Dyer Switch Band, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, New York State Retirement System; Albany, N.Y.
Jimmy Bowen—Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe; Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Casey Campbell—Belmont University student/Musician; Kingston Springs, Tenn.
H.R. Cook—Weaver of Words Music Group; Tazewell, Va.
Sonya Robles Cotton—The Louisville Bluegrass Music Association, Bluegrass Anonymous; Louisville, Ky.
Martha Stracener Dantzic—Quicksilver Productions; Washington, D.C.
Laurie Dashper—Music City Roots, Bluegrass Underground; Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Denise Hitchcock—BlueHighways TV; Hendersonville, Tenn.
Lisa Jacobi—Steel String Session, Lisa Affordable Websites; Copperhill, Tenn.
Denise Jarvinen—Boston Bluegrass Union, Traditional Music Foundation; Brookline, Mass.
Russell Johnson—Grass Cats, Red Sock Publishing, The Comfort Zone Recording Studio, New Time Records; Four Oaks, N.C.
Gerald Jones—AcousticMusicCamp.com; Garland, Texas
Jamie Katz—PineCone, The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc.; Raleigh, N.C.
Rick Lang—Haley Anna Music, BMI; Kingston, N.H.
Claire Lynch—The Claire Lynch Band; Hermitage, Tenn.
Michael McLain—Belmont University; Cane Ridge, Tenn.
Ronnie Norton—Lonesome Highway; Dublin, Ireland
Chris Oliver—Infinity Luthiers; Springfield, Ill.
Ross Pomerenk—Acoustic Sound/ Wintergrass; Lopez Island, Wash.
Daniel Routh—Nu-Blu, Top 66 International Bluegrass Airplay Chart; Red Squared Audio; Siler City, N.C.
Gene Skinner—Great Stuff Radio Network; Springfield, Mo.
Jennifer Strickland—Rural Rhythm Records, Jenny Lynn Publishing; Antioch, Tenn.
Chris Teskey—WAMU’s Bluegrass Country; Washington, D.C.
Tony Watt—TheBluegrassUniversity.com, Boston Bluegrass Union; Cambridge, Mass.
Sharon White—The Whites; Hendersonville, Tenn.
Kimberly Williams—East Public Relations, The Expedition Show; Sparta, Tenn.
The 2012 Leadership Bluegrass will be hosted at BMI and Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC in Nashville, March 8-10 and facilitated by Trisha Tubbs. More info here.