Category: Miscellaneous bluegrass news

Fire destroys Romero Banjos

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sad news from British Columbia for fans of J. Romero Banjos and old time musicians Pharis and Jason Romero. Fire destroyed the instrument shop adjacent to their home in Horsefly, BC located in a remote rural area well away from emergency services. The couple was awakened by […]


Jimmy Haynes Music open in Ohio

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Haynes’ may not be a familiar name to bluegrass fans worldwide, but in northern Ohio it’s nearly synonymous with the music. For years he has performed in the area, often with his wife Enola, and at one time with their son Adam, now full time […]


Russell, Combs wedding

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Channing Russell, guitarist with Loose Strings was married over the Memorial Day weekend to her longtime sweetheart, Jarrett Combs. The lovebirds wed on Saturday (May 28) at The Establishment in Woodlawn, VA, followed by a reception where the bride performed with the band in her […]


2016 NC Heritage Awards

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article is a contribution from Cindy Faulkner, a writer and bluegrass fan living near Raleigh, NC. Her more detailed conversation with Marc Pruett will run later this week. The NC Heritage Awards were given to eight recipients on May 25th, by the North Carolina Arts […]


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 […]