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IBMA killed our jam

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I arrived at our bluegrass jam this past Tuesday. as usual.  I have been attending this jam for over 8 years!  On arrival I was told there was to be no jam, as IBMA had advised the owners of the bar-b-que restaurant, that they must pay several hundred dollars, or they would be taken to court.  Of course the restaurant told us we could no longer hold our jam there.  Can anyone tell me how this action supports the continuance of Bluegrass music?

Gene Warner


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Occupation: stringed instrument repairman

Gender: Male
Age: 81

My Instruments:
Guitar, dobro, mandolin, non pedal steel, bass, banjo.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
too many to name. Toumani Diabate, Peter Rowan, Muddy Waters, Jim Hall, Steve james, Elmo Newcomer, etc.

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Playing something or other since I was 12 years old. Been a full time stringed instrument repairman for 40 plus years. Collector of records, instruments, and ephemera related to early music, especially hillbilly radio stars.

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