Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Aubrey Holt hospitalized

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Aubrey Holt, Indiana bluegrass patriarch and part of the legendary Boys From Indiana, has been admitted to the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati. He will be treated for congestive heart failure, and to remove fluid from around his heart. His family says that he has been […]

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Blake Johnson back in the hospital

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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IIIrd Tyme Out bass player and vocalist Blake Johnson is back in the hospital, but this time from an abundance of caution. Fans may recall that he spent several weeks there last year, suffering from a somewhat mysterious malady that had sapped his strength and […]

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Frank Solivan cleans up at the Wammies

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Frank Solivan’s good year continued on Sunday when he took home 8 trophies at the Washington Area Music Association Awards ceremony at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Not only did Frank, and his trusty touring band, Dirty Kitchen, all but sweep the bluegrass […]

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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job #2

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A Quiz ….. From the very beginning playing bluegrass music has been a particularly precarious job, even for the very, very talented. Bill Monroe worked at Sinclair Oil in the 1930s; Kenny Baker often went back to the coal mines even though he was a mainstay […]

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Welcome Elijah Benson!

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Another bluegrass baby! Dustin and Emmy Lou Benson are celebrating the birth of their second child, Elijah Scott. He made his appearance yesterday (3/10) at 9:14 a.m. (CDT), weighing in at 7 lbs 11 oz, and stretching to 21.5” long. Dustin is the guitarist and vocalist […]

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A Washington Monument Steps Back

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On the night that he won a coveted award, Ben Eldridge had a bit of a secret to share. “I’m cutting back,” the last original member of the Seldom Scene said between signing CDs after the band’s set Friday night at the DC Bluegrass Union […]

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Junior Sisk on the mend

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has had a rough couple of weeks since his spinal cord surgery on February 12. He came through the surgery just fine, but had a tough few days in the immediate aftermath with pain and swelling. The surgery was to relieve pressure on […]

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Eddie and Martha Adcock recovering after serious auto accident

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Martha Adcock shared this report of the horrifying car crash she and Eddie were in over this past weekend. Both vehicles were demolished but, in the good news side of the equation, both she and Eddie are likely to fully recover. Here is her description… I […]

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Arrangements for Monroe Fields – UPDATED

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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For friends of Monroe Fields in the Knoxville area, here are the details about his funeral arrangements for tomorrow. Services will be held in the chapel at Bridges Funeral Home in Knoxville, TN on February 26 at 7:00 p.m. The family will visit with all comers […]

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Ralph Stanley is 88 years young

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Today is a special day in bluegrass music, the 88th birthday of the great Ralph Stanley. And with 68 years of touring behind him, what will he be doing to celebrate? Ralph will be taking his Clinch Mountain Boys to Nashville for two nights on […]

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