Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

What will it take to put you in Blue Highway’s van today?

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

It would be the ultimate novelty item for a fan, the definitive bluegrass conversation piece, or just a bit of reliable group transportation for a school or church. Blue Highway is selling their ’99 Dodge RAM35000 15-passenger van that they have used on the road since 2002. […]


John Cowan suffers heart attack

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

We have learned that John Cowan suffered a heart attack earlier in the week, and is recuperating at home in Nashville. He has cancelled his scheduled performance in Chattanooga tonight, following a serious bout of weakness and shortness of breath on stage in Kentucky last night. […]


Junior Sisk having spinal surgery

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Junior Sisk is scheduled for spinal cord surgery next Thursday (2/12). He has been diagnosed as having a bulging disc in his neck, which has been causing him pain and restricted mobility in his right hand. That’s a big problem for a bluegrass picker! He […]


Rhonda and the Hag – meant to be

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

This bluegrass story of coincidence and kismet comes from the Queen of Bluegrass herself, Rhonda Vincent, about how she came to finally meet one of her idols, the great Merle Haggard. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage performed two sold out […]


Now it’s official – there’s a poster!

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tara Linhardt and her band of merry mandolinists are dead set on wresting the record for the largest mandolin ensemble back from the Creteians, and they will do it at the 2015 Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA at 2:00 p.m. Tara’s team took the […]


Adam Steffey going under the knife

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just like the instruments they play, sometimes bluegrass musicians themselves need a bit of a tune up. Mandolin master Adam Steffey will be headed in soon to try to fix a pesky irritated nerve that has been bothering him recently. According to Steffey, he had […]


Bill Yates doing well after treatment

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bill Yates, longtime member of The Country Gentlemen and still an active grasser with his Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, is doing well after being hospitalized this past two weeks. A brain bleed was diagnosed when he was admitted earlier this month, but surgery to remove […]


Hornets v. Spurs – with Blue Highway

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blue Highway will be on hand in Charlotte, NC for tonight’s (1/14) NBA contest between the hometown Hornets and the 2014 champion San Antonio Spurs. The guys have been invited to sing the national anthem before the game, which tips off at 7:00 p.m. All […]


It’s a banjo pick… it’s a custom jewelry piece!

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Or is it a floor wax? But seriously, what Christina Holland has done with Anvil Jewelry is a perfect blend of the metal craft she studied in college, and her passion for banjo. And isn’t that what art is all about? Bringing your skills in molding reality […]


Phil Leadbetter gets great news

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Phil Leadbetter, bluegrass music’s beloved Uncle Phil, shared this wonderful news with us tonight. “After nearly a 4 year battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I got a all clear sign today from my oncologist following a PET scan. I was diagnosed in March 2011, and after […]