Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Congratulations Kameron and Kayla

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kameron Keller, bass player with Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, and his sweetheart, Kayla Campbell, were married this past Saturday, May 21. The love birds were wed at The Millstone in Limestone, TN, and will settle not far from there in Jonesborough. Kayla and Kameron are […]


Laura Ridge to Southern Belle Booking

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Southern Belle Booking has announced the addition of Laura Tate Ridge to the company in the position of Senior Agent. Laura has been in and around bluegrass most of her life. She is the daughter of popular North Carolina fiddler Johnny Ridge, and has been […]


Wayne Taylor surgery a success

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor underwent successful quadruple bypass surgery this morning. As of 2:15 p.m., he is in recovery and resting. His wife, Sharon, and Tim Stafford are with him at the hospital. Doctors plan to get Wayne up and walking sometime tomorrow, and expect a […]


Larry Cordle fighting leukemia

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is some sad news this morning from one of our bluegrass heroes. Larry Cordle, the Mighty Cord, has informed his fans that he is going through a serious battle with cancer. Few artists in our music reach the heights that Cord has achieved. As […]


Wayne Taylor’s surgery postponed

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Wayne Taylor - photo by Ted Lehmann

Many folks have inquired about the status of Wayne Taylor, who had been initially scheduled for open heart surgery earlier today. We have learned that his surgery has been postponed until at least tomorrow (5/17), but not owing to any decline in his condition. The […]


Scott Napier’s mandolin comes home to PA

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Does every instrument have a story to tell? That’s a romantic notion among musicians and many fans of acoustic stringed music, imagining all the people who may have played or owned one over its life. That theme was the basis for a popular film in 1998 […]


Text scam targeted at bands

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our friend (and former correspondent) Lisa Jacobi shared news with us this morning about a new scam that is being targeted at performing bands via mobile phones. It appears to be a variant of an old con where someone contacts you and asks if you can […]


New welcome sign in Sandy Hook, KY

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The town of Sandy Hook, Kentucky may be small in size (population under 700), but it looms large in the hearts of bluegrass and country music fans as the hometown of the late Keith Whitley. Sandy Hook is only 25 miles from Cordell, where Ricky Skaggs […]


Banjo spot opens up in Country Current

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

US Navy Band Country Current is on the hunt for a new banjo player, with Senior Chief Keith Arneson set to retire next spring. Country Current is the Navy’s only band dedicated to bluegrass and country music, and they demand high levels of musicianship and professionalism to […]


Amanda Cook inducted as a Daughter of Bluegrass

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Daughters of Bluegrass have inducted a new honorary member. Amanda Cook from Pace, FL was so honored last weekend during the annual Daughters of Bluegrass Festival at the Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, GA. Amanda sings and plays mandolin with her own group, […]