ABOTMA May Newsletter

Mountaingrass 2016 … brought to you by YOU?
Rob Trey Crop

Headline Act Announced!
We are very pleased to announce that Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will be headlining at Mountaingrass 2016! Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. Their recent collaboration is taking the bluegrass and traditional music worlds by storm.

Learn more about Rob and Trey and get excited to see them in person by visiting: http://www.robandtrey.com/.

The selection committee is hard at work on choosing from the nearly 70 excellent applications we received from artists this year. We had hoped to have decisions done by June 1st, but we want to get it right, so that date is going to slip a little bit.

Mountaingrass and ABOTMA Member Survey

We are ever trying to bring you a bigger and better Mountaingrass, and build you a better ABOTMA. Won’t you take a very few brief moments and give us your opinion on how exactly you would like us to do that? It would be very much appreciated. And as a special incentive, everyone who responds goes in to a draw to win a special prize!

Put your name on Mountaingrass
Make your support of Mountaingrass work for your business, brand or band by sponsoring the festival. A number of naming and branding rights are available starting at only $500. In-kind contributions are also most welcome. Contact us about getting your name in front of all Mountaingrass attendees, ABOTMA members and sponsors.

Volunteer Opportunities

It isn’t too late to be a part of the action by volunteering as a festival organiser, or weekend helper. Email info@abotma.org.au or fill out the contact form at http://mountaingrass.com.au/volunteer/ to put yourself in the control seat. We look forward to hearing from you!

Instrument maker profile of the month:
Joe Gallacher
Joe Gallachers stall small
Joe builds custom acoustic guitars, classical guitars, mandolins, Irish bouzoukis and parlour guitars. He uses a careful selection of timbers to get the volume, balance and lovely colour of tone that Joe’s instruments are treasured for.

Joe never sets up a display or brings a banner to Mountaingrass, because he doesn’t have to, he always sells everything he brings without it. The picture says it all.

Learn more about Joe’s line of beautiful instruments at his website: http://gallacherguitars.com/.

Kind regards,

Your ABOTMA Executive Committee