A recurrent feature of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual World of Bluegrass festival is people wandering about, instruments in hand, looking for a place to jam. At the 2014 edition in Raleigh this fall, they’ll have a spiffy new place to do it: the “Banjostand.”
Bland Hoke, a Wyoming-based artist specializing in site-specific temporary art, was commissioned to build the Banjostand – which he’s making out of actual banjo parts. He’ll be in the Triangle several times between now and IBMA’s Sept. 30 start date to design and build it. We caught up by phone recently.