Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Joe Mullins shares the love

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joe Mullins had found a unique way to help promote Sacred Memories, his latest album with The Radio Ramblers for Rebel Records. Starting on Mothers Day, he launched a campaign called Shared The Link, Share The Love where he agreed to make a cash donation to […]


Ralph Stanley funeral to be open to the public

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Stanley family has announced that the funeral to be held for Ralph Stanley on Tuesday (June 28) will be open to fans and friends. It will be hosted at Hills of Home Park, the site of the annual Stanley festival of the same name. […]


Welcome Wyatt Augustus Williams

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

On June 21, Josh Williams and Dani Flowers celebrated the birth of their first child, Wyatt Augustus Williams. By the numbers, Wyatt came in at 8 lbs, 5 oz stretching out to 21.75 ”. Josh is the guitarist and harmony vocalist with Rhonda Vincent & The […]


Gibson Guitar facility in Kalamazoo gets new life

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Serious followers of the Gibson Guitar company know the rich and varied history of this iconic American company. What started with one man, Orville Gibson, making mandolins in Kalamazoo, MI has grown to a large manufacturing and marketing concern building and distributing dozens of different […]


Bean Blossom – a view from the board

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article is a contribution from Tom Feller, one half of the bluegrass performing duo Feller & Hill, studio operator and musician, and a skilled and experienced live audio engineer. It’s a follow-up to a piece he wrote in 2014 offering comments on what he experienced running […]


Bright Star set to close on Broadway

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bright Star, the new musical featuring music composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, has announced a closing date of June 26 at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. It officially opened on March 24 after several years of development on the west coast and off-Broadway […]


Elmer’s General Store now booking bluegrass

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

We wrote last fall about the opening of The Banjo Cellar in Williamstown, KY, a joint venture between banjo pickers Elmer Burchett and Megan McKamey. There they buy, sell, teach, and repair all things banjo and bluegrass. The pair acquired two storefronts in downtown Williamstown, […]


Fire destroys Romero Banjos

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sad news from British Columbia for fans of J. Romero Banjos and old time musicians Pharis and Jason Romero. Fire destroyed the instrument shop adjacent to their home in Horsefly, BC located in a remote rural area well away from emergency services. The couple was awakened by […]


Jimmy Haynes Music open in Ohio

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Haynes’ may not be a familiar name to bluegrass fans worldwide, but in northern Ohio it’s nearly synonymous with the music. For years he has performed in the area, often with his wife Enola, and at one time with their son Adam, now full time […]


Russell, Combs wedding

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Channing Russell, guitarist with Loose Strings was married over the Memorial Day weekend to her longtime sweetheart, Jarrett Combs. The lovebirds wed on Saturday (May 28) at The Establishment in Woodlawn, VA, followed by a reception where the bride performed with the band in her […]