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IBMA picks showcase acts

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – The The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced today its Official Showcase Artists, a group of 30 acts that will be a part of the Bluegrass Ramble during the IBMA's World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh, N.C. from Sept. 27-29.

Participants include:
10 String Symphony - Nashville
Annie Lou - Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Bill and the Belles - Johnson City, Tennessee
Cardboard Fox - Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
Carolina Blue - Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Hackensaw Boys - Washington, D.C.
Hannah Shira Naiman - Toronto, Canada
High Plains Jamboree - Austin, Texas
Hot Buttered Rum - San Geronimo, California
J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band) - Nashville
Jenni Lyn - Nashville
Joe K. Walsh - Portland, Maine
Kaia Kater - Toronto, Canada
Missy Raines & the New Hip - Nashville
Molly Tuttle Band - Nashville
Old Salt Union - Owensboro, Kentucky
Red Wine - Rapallo, Italy
Run Boy Run - Tucson, Arizona
Steep Ravine - Watsonville, California
Tellico - Asheville, North Carolina
The Andrew Collins Trio - Toronto, Canada
The Honey Dewdrops - Baltimore
The Lil' Smokies - Denver
The Loose Strings Band - Galax, Virginia
The Unseen Strangers - Toronto, Canada
Tim Carter & Bang Bang - Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Town Mountain - Asheville, North Carolina
Trout Steak Revival - Denver
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike - Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Zoe & Cloyd - Asheville, North Carolina

The artists were selected from more than 150 submissions by artists all over the world, covering the spectrum of bluegrass styles. Each act will perform at least two times over the course of the three-night Ramble event, at one of five downtown Raleigh clubs plus the Raleigh Convention Center. Venues hosting Ramble artists are The Lincoln Theatre, Kings, Architect Bar, Long View Vintage Church and The Pour House.

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