Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Bill Monroe Estate Sale this weekend

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fans of the one-and-only Bill Monroe will have a unique opportunity over the next few days to obtain memorabilia belonging to the Father of Bluegrass at an estate sale to be held in Gallatin, TN. Items to be offered for sale and at auction include […]


Ben Wilson to Moonstruck Management

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Moonstruck Management in Johnson City, TN has announced the addition of Ben Wilson as a new agent with the agency. Under principal Josh Trivett, they handle booking and artist management services for a number of top bluegrass acts like Soggy Bottom Boys, Lonesome River Band, Russell […]


Bluegrass lives at Nitro Circus

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nitro Circus, for those uninitiated, is a fast growing action sports franchise that has become extremely popular since debuting on MTV in 2009. Combining dirt bike and FMX racing with daredevil antics, the Circus has won fans worldwide through television and aggressive touring. Much like […]


Grascals’ Danny Roberts Receives Special Honor

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Grascals’ mandolin ace Danny Roberts has traveled the world enjoying a wealth of musical experiences in bluegrass, but this 4th of July weekend he soaked in a couple of moments that were extra special to him at the 45th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts […]


Help Ernie Thacker get a new van

| July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The traditional bluegrass world held its collective breath back in April of 2006 when Ernie Thacker, soulful singer and former Clinch Mountain Boy, was seriously injured in an automobile accident. The mishap left him paralyzed from the chest down and unable to continue performing. His good […]


Joe Mullins shares the love

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joe Mullins had found a unique way to help promote Sacred Memories, his latest album with The Radio Ramblers for Rebel Records. Starting on Mothers Day, he launched a campaign called Shared The Link, Share The Love where he agreed to make a cash donation to […]


Ralph Stanley funeral to be open to the public

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Stanley family has announced that the funeral to be held for Ralph Stanley on Tuesday (June 28) will be open to fans and friends. It will be hosted at Hills of Home Park, the site of the annual Stanley festival of the same name. […]


Welcome Wyatt Augustus Williams

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

On June 21, Josh Williams and Dani Flowers celebrated the birth of their first child, Wyatt Augustus Williams. By the numbers, Wyatt came in at 8 lbs, 5 oz stretching out to 21.75 ”. Josh is the guitarist and harmony vocalist with Rhonda Vincent & The […]


Gibson Guitar facility in Kalamazoo gets new life

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Serious followers of the Gibson Guitar company know the rich and varied history of this iconic American company. What started with one man, Orville Gibson, making mandolins in Kalamazoo, MI has grown to a large manufacturing and marketing concern building and distributing dozens of different […]


Bean Blossom – a view from the board

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article is a contribution from Tom Feller, one half of the bluegrass performing duo Feller & Hill, studio operator and musician, and a skilled and experienced live audio engineer. It’s a follow-up to a piece he wrote in 2014 offering comments on what he experienced running […]