Lilly Drumeva reports from Kentucky - August 2013
The first month of my Fulbright scholarship is drawing
to an end, I spent it mainly in Western Kentucky University (WKU) where
I researched the history of bluegrass music. I work closely with Prof.
Erika Brady, Dept. Folk Studies ate WKU. I studied many books from the
extensive library collection and had informal conversations with Professors
and fellow students.
Lilly on Bill Monroe's porch.
I was humbled by the attention I received by the local press and media including Radio TV and Newspaper.
Here are some links to the interviews:
My plans for September include several events. I will
move to Nashville TN where I will work closely with the International
bluegrass music assoc. researching bluegrass and country music as industries;
record labels, promoters, management, publishing, songwriting etc
I will attend the Americana conf. in Nashville 18th
to 20th Sep. where I will be part of Aristo Media's international panel.
Before that I will make another trip to Owensboro Kentucky where I will
take part in the bluegrass mandolin camp 13th to 15th Sep.
The main event of the month will be IBMA's annual conf.
in Raleigh NC. 23th to 28th Sep. I am very proud that one of my original
songs "Turn Away" has been selected for the songwriter's showcase
on Thurs 26th at 1pm. I will perform it then and later the same evening
I am part of the Foreign affairs suite with a short set at 11pm.
So a busy September awaits more reports to follow.