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Multiple Deering Artists Nominated for IBMA Awards

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Deering BanjosSan Diego, CA -- Since its founding in 1985, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has honored those artists who have pioneered bluegrass music during its annual ward ceremony. This week marks the IBMA's 25th convention and awards ceremony in Nashville, TN and Deering Banjo Company is exceptionally proud to have several endorsing artists nominated for some of the most prestigious awards to be presented on the night.

Steve Martin is a name well known to main stream America. Banjo has been part of his career since the early years and he has returned to that instrument and been touring with the Steep Canyon Rangers. His latest project, Rare Bird Alert, produced by Banjo Player of the Year (which year) Tony Trischka, has brought Steve and the Band several nominations.

Steve, who plays Deering's signature Mark Johnson Clawgrass Banjo, is nominated for Entertainer of the Year. His "Rare Bird Alert" CD is up for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year, Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project and for Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project.

Terry Baucom, who plays his very popular walnut Terry Baucom signature model by Deering, is nominated for Banjo Player of the Year. Terry, often dubbed the "Duke of Drive", is well known from his many years with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.

Eric Gibson and the Gibson Brothers are nominees in several categories. Eric, who plays Deering's Tenbrooks Legacy banjo, is also nominated for Entertainer of the year. The group is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, and their new album has two Song of the Year nominations. The Band is also up for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.

Deering Banjo Company was founded in 1975 and has grown to become the largest manufacturer of American made banjos in the world. Located in Spring Valley, CA, Deering produces all of its quality 4-string, 5-string, 6-string, and 12-string banjos in the same US facility and boasts the most knowledgeable team in the industry. Deering is proud to have artists such as Bela Fleck, Mumford and Sons, Steve Martin, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, the Avett Brothers, and Dropkick Murphys play their banjos.

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