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Tuesday, September 27 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
How to Build a Band

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A band is a great place to make music. To make it more than just a party, it also needs to be a business. This session will delve into what it takes to build and maintain a working band. We’ll focus on the vast majority of bands that do not have a complete team of agents, managers, and publicists, but rather, have to find a way to keep the lights on with none or only some of these people. Panelists include band leaders who have long track records of maintaining successful bands in a variety of situations.  

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Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis is a renowned singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. A California native, she has played since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Twice voted IBMA's Female Vocalist of the Year, her rendition of “Who Will Watch the Home Place... Read More →
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Kimber Ludiker

Born of fiddle playing parents in Spokane, WA, Kimber Ludiker is a 5th generation fiddle player who finally picked one up at the age of 3. With 11 combined family National Fiddle Championships, Kimber holds 3 herself. She is a multi-instrumentalist, picking up the cello, mandolin... Read More →
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Larry Stephenson

Stephenson has been at the helm of the Larry Stephenson band since 1989. He was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996 and has been named SPGBMA male vocalist of the year. He also received IBMA Recorded Event of the Year awards in 2010. SPGMA Album of the Year... Read More →
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Pete Wernick

founder/CEO, Wernick Method
Pete (Dr. Banjo) is an innovative banjo player, teacher and author, songwriter, and former 15-year President of IBMA. In 1978 he founded Hot Rize, and in 1980 started 30 years of banjo camps. He now recruits teachers to learn the Wernick Method, helping people learn to jam and develop... Read More →

Tuesday September 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 A