Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Help John Hickman get a new roof

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the enduring sadnesses of the bluegrass world is the frequency with which we come before you to request assistance for a member of our community. Straitened means seems to be the norm for many of our musical heroes, outside of the few that […]


Fundraising page for Aubrey Holt

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve posted several times of late about the health issues Aubrey Holt has experienced this past year. He has been suffering kidney problems and has trouble getting around since a lengthy hospital stay affected his legs. Aubrey is currently doing rehab in a nursing facility in Batesville, Indiana. […]


Balsam Range to receive NC State honors

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass and Balsam Range fans are invited to the state capitol in Raleigh, NC tomorrow for a reception and live performance honoring the band. Statements will be read from both the House and Senate chambers of the state legislature, and the band will be greeted […]


Welcome Faron Clair

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Jeff and Celia Clair, who are celebrating the birth of a son, Faron Russell Clair. Jeff is the guitarist, vocalist and leader of Half Past Lonesome, a bluegrass and Gospel group based in Kentucky. He tells us that Faron made his arrival on June […]


Gary Brewer honored by Louisville Slugger

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers were presented with a custom, personalized baseball bat last Friday morning at the company headquarters in Louisville, KY. Brewer, his dad Finley, and his two sons, Wayne and Mason, accepted the bat from Louisville Slugger Museum CEO, Rick Redman, as a […]


Delmore Brothers at IBMM

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit focusing on the life and music of Alton and Rabon Delmore, known to history as The Delmore Brothers. They were Grand Ole Opry stars in the pre-bluegrass era, but their legacy is such […]


Buy a song for Nepal from The Mountain Music Project

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tara Linhardt has teamed up with Tim O’Brien, Abigail Washburn, and the Mountain Music Project in an effort to raise badly needed funds for the people in the mountains of Nepal who have been devastated by recent earthquakes in the Himalayan communities just north of India. […]


Rounder founders accept Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award from Folk Alliance

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

On May 15, 2015, Kari Estrin – the founder of SERFA (Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance) – presented Ken Irwin, Marian Leighton Levy and Bill Nowlin (the Rounder Founders) with a special award honoring their work. Also presented awards were Alice Gerrard and Si Kahn. Rounder […]


Welcome Calvin Thile

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Chris Thile and Claire Coffee on the birth of their first child, Calvin Eugene. He was born about a week ago in Portland, OR where the newlyweds make their home. Claire plays the role of Adalind Schade on the popular NBC television drama, Grimm, […]


Catching up with The Gibson Brothers

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Excuse me for a minute while I put the cart way in front of the horse, but after listening to the Gibson Brothers pay tribute on their latest CD to a long list of brother acts that preceded them in bluegrass and country music – […]