MEET THE BOARD!
Officers of the Board of Directors:
Last month’s Board of Directors election saw the re-election of our well-experienced officers as well as the induction of a group of energetic new board members who are eager to help make the HVBA the best damned bluegrass association it can be. So without further ado, here they are to introduce themselves to you – in alphabetical order and in their own words.
Jeff Anzevino, President: How does a second-generation Italian kid from New Jersey grow up to love Bluegrass music? Jeff Anzevino's love of bluegrass music evolved from spending the earliest days of his youth absorbing background music on "cartoons that don't talk," where Turkey In the Straw, Arkansas Traveler and Alabama Jubilee moved the plot along. Another cartoon, Popeye, embedded "The Sailor's Hornpipe" into his psyche and TV shows, like The Beverly Hillbillies and Andy Griffith introduced him to what he would later learn is Bluegrass music.
The Case Brothers-Martin and Gibson have once again been invited to perform at the IBMA Fan Fest as part of the Old Time Opry Review. By popular demand, this year will be the fourth year this show has been presented. The show is a recreation of the original Grand Old Opry, complete with whistle blowing Judge Hay, banjo wailing Uncle Dave, Buck dancers, string bands, lots of comedy, etc. It’s a real hoot and is not to be missed if you attend IBMA in October.