Local singer-songwriter Mark Bumgarner will be a featured showcase artist and workshop host at The North Carolina Bluegrass Pavilion, Music from The Mountains to The Coast, at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013. “World of Bluegrass Week is the annual bluegrass music homecoming – taking place September 24-28, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina,” says the festival’s web site.
Bumgarner and 2012 & 2013 IBMA song of the year nominee Milan Miller host a workshop on co-writing which “will focus on many of the different styles, roles and relationships involved in the collaborative songwriting process,” according to a press release. That event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m. At 3 p.m. on the same day, Bumgarner will perform “old, new, recorded and uncut material from his original collection.”
Also from the press release:
“The North Carolina Bluegrass Pavilion, sponsored by Merlefest and The Mast Farm Inn, will present a variety of displays, panels, workshops, videos, and music during the week of World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina September 22-28, 2013 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The focus of the pavilion will be highlighting North Carolina based musicians and events.”