Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Welcome Luke Boyd

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rachel Johnson Boyd and her husband Chris are celebrating the birth of their first child. Luke Holston Boyd was born on April 21 at 5:06 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz. Rachel had worked in bluegrass since she was a young girl, touring with […]


James Alan Shelton hospitalized

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

James Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, has been hospitalized in Tennessee. He shared the following statement about his condition. Folks, I have not had a chance to explain to you what is going on with my health issues. […]


Mountain Fever launches new Travianna label

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Hodges and his Mountain Fever label have announced the formation of a new brand for releasing and promoting music outside the bluegrass realm. The Travianna Records imprint will cover the broader Americana genre, starting with Echo, today’s debut album from After Jack. A youthful all-female […]


Welcome James Munsey

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt and Juliana Munsey are celebrating the birth of a son. James Alan Munsey was born this morning (4/14/14) at 5:53 a.m. Matt is the mandolinist with Monroeville, whose new album Can’t Put Me Out has just recently been released. He tells us that James was named for his paternal […]


Welcome Everett Chapman

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Chapman, of The Chapmans, and his wife Vickie are celebrating the birth of their first son, and third child. Everett Nathan Chapman was born yesterday (4/12/14) at 12:34 p.m. (CDT). John tells us that he is a big boy, weighing in at 9 lbs 3 […]


Karl Shiflett teams up with Pointer Brand

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

If there was ever a match made in heaven, this is it. Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show have signed an endorsement deal with Pointer Brand clothing of Bristol, TN, makers of denim outerwear of every kind. This is a bunch of guys who wear […]


Welcome Isabella Shilling

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mountain Heart lead singer Josh Shilling and his wife, Aleah, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Isabella Katherine Shilling was born yesterday afternoon (4/8/14) at 5:41 p.m. (CDT). She came in at 5 lbs, 10 oz, and 19” long. Josh reports that mom […]


Mike Auldridge guitars offered for sale

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fans of the late Mike Auldridge have a unique opportunity to own one of his personal reso-guitars. A pair are currently being offered at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Auldridge family. Both are Beard Guitars, the company Mike worked with and […]


The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many folks in California, and travelers from across the country as well, think of Carlsbad, CA as a beach town. To be sure, their beautiful beaches draw a lot of folks to the shore, but like other communities who thrive on the tourist trade, Carlsbad […]


Welcome Reagan Berrier

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barry Berrier, whose country-inflected vocals are part of the history of Lost & Found, Summer Wages, and Lonesome River Band, and his wife Tyra are celebrating the birth of their first child. Reagan John Edward Berrier was born on Monday (3/31/14). He debuted at 8 […]