Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

David Via attacker to face trial

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in 2013, we covered the brutal attack suffered by David Via while standing outside prior to a house concert where he was set to perform. The talented Virginia singer/songwriter was seriously injured when he was knocked from the porch and struck his head on […]


Congratulations Russ and Bethany!

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

On October 22, Russell Carson, banjo player with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Bethany Burie, guitarist with The Burie Family, were wed at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. The ceremony was a who’s who of young Nashville, bluegrass edition. Bethany and Russ […]


Joe Newberry endorses Straight Up Strings

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Straight Up Strings has announced a new endorsement program, and a new endorser. The company, which markets acoustic instrument strings with specialized gauges designed by veteran industry tech Roger Siminoff, is happy to welcome Joe Newberry on board as an endorser of their banjo and […]


Tom T. and Dixie Hall estate sale this weekend

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 22, Northgate Gallery in Brentwood, TN will host a living estate sale for the collected property of Tom T. and Dixie Hall. Since Miss Dixie’s passing in 2015, Tom T. has been downsizing and simplifying his life, and is parting with most of […]


Congratulations Jason and Grace!

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was a true life bluegrass wedding in Virginia over the weekend. Jason Davis, banjo player with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Grace Wilson, bass player with Loose Strings, were married on Sunday, October 9 at at Ward Manor in Independence, VA. The ceremony was officiated […]


The Long Road to Carter Stanley’s final performance

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Carter Stanley

Gary Reid has shared this detailed remembrance of Carter Stanley’s last show on October 21, 1966, to which we alluded yesterday. Here he provides some historical perspective on the upcoming 50th anniversary of Carter Stanley’s passing, and that final performance with The Stanley Brothers. Bob Artis noted […]


Kenny & Amanda Smith are toast!

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Made you look! Kenny and Amanda sent along this photo of them enjoying a toast at Cracker Barrel in Nashville after appearing on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody morning program. They were celebrating the success of their latest album, Unbound, which has been dominating the charts […]


Bankesters tour vehicle found in Raleigh

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Good news from the Bankesters! Their band touring vehicle, stolen from their hotel in Raleigh during the World of Bluegrass last week, has been recovered by police just a short distance from where it was taken. The silver 2012 GMC Yukon XL was found locked and abandoned about […]


Bankesters suffer first casualty of IBMA

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Bankesters came to World of Bluegrass 2016 to spread the word about their upcoming Nightbird album on Compass Records, and do some networking within the industry. Everything was going swimmingly until this morning, when Phil headed out to the hotel parking lot to hop in […]


Bluegrass Grammy Safe, For Now

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Grammy Award for bluegrass will continue for a few more years, attendees at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass were told Tuesday in Raleigh, where some high profile industry representatives launched an education campaign to ensure the category continues for many more years beyond that. Only […]