It was nice to see a number of folks made it down to the IBMA from Pittsburgh this year. Karen and Bob Artis along with Bernie Cunningham from the Allegheny Drifters were present as usual. John Trout, of WYEP's Traditional Ties Show was also in attendance and was kind enough to stop by and say hello. Here is a picture of him looking good in our booth. Also thanks to John for mentioning the Bluegrass Painter on his new blog, John Trout's Bluegrass World. John also has some great photos and posts on IBMA up on his new site. We were also happy to see Paul Dvorchek. Paul is with St. Joseph's House of Hospitality in Pittsburgh and is the force behind their annual bluegrass benefit. Other Western Pennsylvania friends included Dennis, Laura and Emma Hough, Ed and Judy Wetzel and Bill and Carole Ann Lovett from Garrett County.
Karen and Bob Artis
Bill Lovett and Emma Hough making a new friend in our booth.
John Trout from WYEP's Traditional Ties
Bob and Karen Artis keeping me in line.