HVBA Member Korey Brodsky at IBMA Awards

Far Right: Korey Brodsky

After eleven hours of driving, Korey and I arrive in downtown Raleigh, NC. The city is buzzing with bluegrass-music-loving people from all over the world, all convening to share music, and many to experience the annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.

This year the IBMA Awards show was held at the beautiful Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh. This was a big move for IBMA after leaving Nashville with all its bluegrass history and legendary venues. However, Raleigh was more than welcoming and proved to be an ideal location for the annual week-long event.

September Showcase: Buckeye Rooster

This Friday, September 27 - 7:30pm

Open Jam at 6:30

Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie

The HVBA kicks off its third Showcase Series season with Premium Member Band, Buckeye Rooster.



We hope to see many of you at the opening night of the series and we are happy to present this Premium Member Band to you!!!

The band was formed in Fall 2011 and since has been presenting a modern twist on the bluegrass music world, with original compositions that have been opening eyes and minds of audiences who had not before had the deep rich harmonies and acoustic instruments used on their iPods. The band members, inspired by a modern fusion ranging from Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, and even Hollywood Cowboy Gene Autry, have been attracting lots of notice while staying true to the bluegrass sound.

Korey Brodsky Tapped For IBMA All Star Band

In 1993, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) presented a now legendary performance of a kids’ superstar bluegrass band called the Bluegrass Youth All-Stars. The band included Chris Thile, Josh Williams, Cody Kilby and Michael Cleveland, all of whom have gone on to notable professional careers in bluegrass music. This year marks the 20th anniversary of that IBMA's Awards Show performance and this year the IBMA will be continuing in that tradition with an Awards Show performance by a new hand-picked group of young bluegrass talent. Here’s the kicker for the HVBA: Our own fourteen-year-old member Korey Brodsky has been invited to play guitar as part of the group!

Arlington Street Fair: 2013

46 Raymond Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY

We begin with an open jam at 11:30am.

Then our Member Bands perform for huge crowds under a large shaded tent!

Nominations of Officers: 2013

It's hard to believe, but two years have passed since we last voted for the officers of our Board of Directors. We will be voting this November on the first Wednesday of the month.

We are now seeking nominations for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please send your nominations to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The current officers are:
President: David Angell
Vice President: Peter Conklin
Secretary: Chris Scheu
Treasurer: Marc Berman

Election of Officers and length of terms:

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