Monday, December 07, 2009
Note:  I'll be posting diary entries from my banjo tour over the next couple weeks, as soon as my lawyers clear each set. 

Part 1

It begins! 

10/01/2009 Nashville, Tennessee   Ryman Auditorium
International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards

My tour kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, a city world-famous for its cheese steaks!
The show was absolutely incredible!  I also presented an award at The 20th Annual IBMA Awards. Turns out “presenting” means “hand it to the winner”, not “tuck it under your arm and run.”  My bad.  

My bluegrass album, The Crow, did win two awards, though:  'Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project' & 'Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project.'  In the bluegrass world, when you win these kinds of awards, it's code for “we can't give you all the awards you deserve, plus you are extremely handsome.”  I'd like to thank my designers and producers, whoever they were.  

10/03/2009  San Francisco, California   Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival includes other music besides bluegrass.  Did you know there are over three other kinds?  Our best show yet.

Wednesday:  Steve visits NYC, Boston, and the bathroom (not in that order)!  Check back for Steve's Tour Diary...  PART 2!