NS Design at IBMA and World of Bluegrass 2019

Here is your IBMA 2019 World of Bluegrass Conference and Awards Recap!

Jeff Parker and the Company with bassist Tyler Griffith at King’s in Raleigh, NC.

Jeff Parker and the Company with bassist Tyler Griffith playing the NS Upright Bass at King’s in Raleigh, NC.

NS Design attended and exhibited at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Expo, Booth #315. Many NS Artists, friends and fans stopped in to say hello to NS National Sales Manager Tommy Wilson and NS Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett, who showcased a variety of NS instruments for attendees to plug in and pick, pluck, bow and strum! The Expo ran from Wednesday, September 24 through Saturday, September 28, 2019.

IBMA 2019 mix NS boothThe NS Booth at IBMA 2019 was lively with visitors all week.

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IBMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award & Collaborative Recording of the Year Award

IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award 2019 recipient Joe Mullins and the Radio RamblersIBMA Entertainer of the Year Award 2019 recipient Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

NS Design congratulates NS Artist Randy Barnes bassist with Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers who took home top prize, earning the Entertainer of the Year Award, along with the Collaborative Recording of the Year Award for “The Guitar Song”, at the 30th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association. Randy Barnes plays the NXT4a Electric Upright Bass and CR4M Electric Upright Bass.

NS Design Artist Randy Barnes plays the NXTa EUB.NS Design Artist Randy Barnes plays the NXTa EUB.

More about Randy Barnes . . .

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IBMA’s Momentum Award for Band of the Year

More great news out of Raleigh, NC where NS Design Bassist Dylan Lawrence with Cane Mill Road just won International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Award for Band of the Year! Congratulations guys! Dylan plays the NXT5a Electric Upright Bass.

NS Design Bassist Dylan Lawrence plays the NXTa EUB.NS Design Bassist Dylan Lawrence plays the NXTa EUB.

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Grammy nomination for The Moore Brothers Band

Big news from the NS booth at International Bluegrass Music Association attendees when Jake Moore showed up to share with our Artist Relations Manager, Corey Redonnett, that the Moore Brothers Band are now in the running for a few Grammy nods this year. Jake plays the NS CR4 Omni Bass with The Moore Brothers Band, Jubilee and Cane Mill Road. Congratulations!

NS Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett at the NS Booth at IBMA 2019 with Jake Moore.NS Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett at the NS Booth at IBMA 2019 with Jake Moore.

We love seeing NS instruments represented so well in the wide world of Bluegrass! Congratulations to all the NS players on a great turn out in Raleigh this year.