Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

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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Good news from Ernie Evans

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Good news coming in from Ernie Evans in Florida, who has been treated of late for the bladder cancer which was diagnosed back in November. The bluegrass entertainer and festival promoter had a pair of cancerous growths removed surgically last year, which was followed by […]

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Virginia Legislature recognizes Bill Jenkins

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Last week, the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia bestowed a signal honor on native son and long time traditional bluegrass performer Bill Jenkins. A joint resolution was passed acknowledging his contributions over more than 50 years as an entertainer, and Bill was presented with […]

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Julyan Davis – Murder ballads immortalized on canvas

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Songs of peril and danger have always had a prominent place in bluegrass music. An inextricable part of nearly every folk culture, this sort of song would be passed down over generations to warn listeners about bad men, unfaithful women, strangers bearing ill will, and other […]

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Music for the Fight – free lessons for veterans

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We’ve all heard the sad stories of US military men and women who take their own lives after fighting overseas, while struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Suicide is always a tragedy, but when it comes after a service member has been deployed in […]

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Adam Steffey elbow update

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We heard today from Boxcars mandolinist Adam Steffey with an update following his elbow surgery last week. Fortunately, it seems that the surgery went well to repair an irritated ulnar nerve that was causing pain in the ring and little fingers of his left hand. […]

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