Airshow has a long history of working with some of the most recognized names and labels in bluegrass music. Our clients have once again earned some top honors at last week’s International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) annual awards show and concert, held in Raleigh, NC, and we’re thrilled that Randy LeRoy from our Takoma Park location was behind a few of the winning releases.
Claire Lynch (along with co-songwriter Louisa Branscomb) earned Song of the Year for “Dear Sister,” the title track off of Claire’s 2013 Compass Records album of the same name, which was mastered by Randy LeRoy.
Special Consensus’ “Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver” took home a pair of awards, one for “Wild Montana Skies,” which won Recorded Event of the Year (the track also features Claire Lynch and Rob Ickes), as well as their version of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” (with Buddy Spicher, Michael Cleveland and Alison Brown), which earned Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. The “Country Boy” album was mastered by Randy LeRoy.
Congratulations as well to long-time client and friend Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen who picked up Instrumental Group of the Year. The group’s latest release “Cold Spell” was mastered by Randy LeRoy (as well as partially recorded at Airshow’s Takoma Park studio). Bryan Sutton received Guitar Player of the Year; you can hear his playing on his latest Sugar Hill Records disc, “Into My Own,” which was also mastered by Randy LeRoy.
For a full list of winners, please visit the IBMA website.