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Wednesday, September 25 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Trends and Opportunities in the Bluegrass Music Industry in Canada and in the United States

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The Consulate General of Canada in partnership with The International Bluegrass Music Association and The World of Bluegrass proudly present a Panel discussion: Trends & Opportunities in the Bluegrass Music Industry in Canada and the United States.

Panelists are pleased to share their experience in the bluegrass industry. Don't miss it!

avatar for Ryan Combs

Ryan Combs

Government of Canada
Ryan serves as the Government of Canada's Honorary Consul for the Triangle. Ryan Combs is also the executive director of RTRP, a position he assumed in February 2017 following his appointment by the organization’s board of directors. Ryan works closely with economic development... Read More →
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Nathaniel Hilts

The Dead South
Nate is a guitar & mandolin playing singer of JUNO award winner The Dead South, a gold rush vibing four-piece acoustic bluegrass set from Saskatchewan, who infuse the genre’s traditional trappings with an air of frontier recklessness, whiskey breakfasts & grizzled tin-pan showmanship... Read More →
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Adrian Gross

The Slocan Ramblers
Adrian has been playing music all his life. As one of Canada’s most sought-after mandolin players, he has developed a reputation for his inventive playing and unique voice on the instrument, always with one eye to the tradition and one looking forward. As one quarter of The Slocan... Read More →
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Benjamin Hunter

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Ben is a violinist, storyteller, educator and community enterpriser. In 2011, Ben founded Community Arts Create and, in 2016, he co-founded Black & Tan Hall. His ultimate wish is to inspire in every underserved community in the nation showcasing the collective might  defying precarious... Read More →

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Andrew Collins Trio

sytesounds@gmail.com, Booking: Andrew Collins
5x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) nominee and 7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins and his fellow Trio stringmeisters just borrowed a page from basic carpentry, hitting the nail on the head with their new, double disc (1 all instrumentals, the other... Read More →
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George Jackson

george.fiddle@gmail.com, Booking: Due South Touring Co.
At the heart of traditional music lies two important coordinates, the time and place of origin; objective definitions in the ever evolving aesthetics of folk music. These coordinates are the concepts explored with infinite new possibility by New Zealand born fiddler George Jackson... Read More →
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Gina Furtado

ginapicks5@gmail.com, Booking: Gina Furtado
A Mountain Home Recording artist, Gina Furtado is becoming known for her innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting. Although based in traditional music modalities, Gina breaks free from the assumed constructs and makes a new musical statement that's influenced by emotion... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601