Category: Bluegrass At Large

Ken Scoggins suffers heart attack

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
scoggins_th

Ken Scoggins, bluegrass singer, songwriter, bandleader and Old Homestead recording artist, suffered a heart attack on Sunday (10/19) after having run a half marathon earlier in the day. He was admitted to the ICU at the Grand Strand Medical center in Myrtle Beach, though it is […]

more

Tony Rice model from Elliott Capos

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
rice_capo_th

A new limited-edition, hand-crafted Tony Rice signature guitar capo from Elliott Capos is now available. Made from hand polished stainless steel, they are offered in four widths, and each has Tony’s signature engraved along one of the arms. Only 1951 will be created, a tribute to […]

more

Thalia Capos coming soon

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
thalia_th

How many times have you thought up an idea for a “better mousetrap,” envisioning a new product or a product enhancement that might find a niche in the marketplace? Perhaps you were out fishing when a design for a better lure popped up… or working in […]

more

Custom Bourgeois guitar auctioned to benefit Tony Rice

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
rice_bourgeois_th

We have written many times about the difficulties Tony Rice has experienced of late, particularly the health issues that have made it impossible for him to perform. Owing to advanced arthritis, Tony is no longer able to play the guitar without severe pain, leaving one of […]

more

Stringbean’s killer paroled in Tennesee

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
string_th

Though parole had been consistently denied for 40 years, today John A. Brown, convicted in the 1973 murder of Dave “Stringbean” Akeman and his wife Estelle, was granted parole and is set for release from the Tennessee prison system. His initial sentence had been for 198 […]

more

Welcome Little Wren Livers

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
wren_livers_th

Wren Elise Livers, the first child of Nathan Livers, mandolinist with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and his wife Steffani, was born in the wee hours of this morning. She came in at 5 lbs 9 ozs, and 20 ” long, born at 1:31 a.m. Everyone is doing well. Welcome to […]

more

Blake Johnson hopes to be released this week

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
blake_th

Blake Johnson, bassist and vocalist with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, has been hospitalized this past two weeks, suffering from a rare blood infection. But he says that he is feeling much better and is looking forward to being discharged later this week, and […]

more

Blake Johnson hospitalized

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
blake_th

Blake Johnson, bass player and harmony singer with IIIrd Tyme Out, is currently hospitalized at Duke University suffering from an unspecified viral illness. Edgar Loudermilk filled in at his previous position this past weekend with the band. At this point it is unknown if Blake will […]

more

Sir Walter goes banjo crazy!

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
banjo_art_th

Last night when we arrived in Raleigh, there was a flurry of activity by the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh in front of the Raleigh Convention Center. Bland Hoke and his team from Wyoming were setting up a temporary art installation that is all about banjos. […]

more

Straight Up Strings for banjo

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
straight_up_banjo_th

Straight Up Strings, designed and marketed by Roger Siminoff, is following up the successful introduction of their mandolin strings with three sets for banjo, starting October 1. Like the mandolin strings, Roger designed these sets to create even downward tension from each of the five […]

more