Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Flatt Lonesome delivers check to St Jude

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week several members of Flatt Lonesome made a trip to Memphis, TN to visit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and to deliver a check representing the proceeds from the band’s first ever live online concert event. The band put on an online show […]


Darrell Brothers challenge The Gibsons

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Things are starting to heat up between two of bluegrass music’s prominent brother acts. As part of their campaign to win the coveted hosting position at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards, The Darrell Bothers have taken to impugning the integrity and bluegrass street cred […]


LeRoy Mack settles down 

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

LeRoy “Mack” McNees is well-known for playing dobro with the Country Boys (later the Kentucky Colonels), and for his appearances on the Andy Griffith Show. He is a favorite at the annual Mayberry Days reunions in Mount Airy, North Carolina. A devout Christian, he led […]


Sammy Shelor gets key to the City of Martinsville

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sammy Shelor, banjoist extraordinaire and leader of the indomitable Lonesome River Band, was surprised last week when he was presented with the Key to the City of Martinsville, VA. Shelor was performing with some buddies of his at Mtn’ Jax Restaurant & Pub in Martinsville, […]


Dave Adkins named Eastman Guitar endorser

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass singer/songwriter Dave Adkins has been announced as the newest endorser for Eastman Guitars. Eastman is currently building one of their E20D Dreadnought guitars for Dave, which is expected to be presented to him in the next few weeks. Adkins says that he is proud to […]


On This Day #45 

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

On this day …. On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters to Charlie Moore’s recordings No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul); Over in Gloryland; When They Crucified My Lord and Why Is Mother Buried. The four Gospel songs were recorded the previous […]


Allen Mills recovering from back surgery

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wonderful news from the great Allen Mills. The Lost and Found bass player and vocalist this past 42 years is resting comfortably at home recuperating from a second back surgery in the past 6 months. And at 78 years of age, Allen told us that […]


Harry Clark – 2nd luckiest mandolinist alive?

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

If it wasn’t for Caleb Lindsey taking a chain saw to the face on Saturday and coming through it with just a scar, we might be talking about Volume Five’s Harry Clark as the world’s luckiest mandolinist. Imagine returning to your car after an evening with […]


Caleb Lindsey – luckiest mandolinist alive

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can you imagine anything more frightening than learning that someone you care about has suffered an accident with a chain saw bucking up and striking them in the face? Every image that comes to mind is too gruesome to consider. And yet Caleb Lindsey, the […]


Avery Davis fights for her health

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Avery Davis is a talented young fiddler in southwestern Virginia, who has been attending classes in the ETSU Bluegrass program, and playing fiddle with Loose Strings, an all-female bluegrass band based in Galax. A lovely, pleasant young lady and a very capable musician, Avery is one […]