Category: Bluegrass At Large

Huber introduces the Classic 58

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Huber Banjos, whose Truetone series has been patterned after vintage prewar instruments, has introduced a model styled after the classic Bow Tie banjo introduced when widespread production resumed after WWII. In this case, it’s The Classic 58, what most connoisseurs view as the definitive example of this style […]


James King to require a liver transplant

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

It looks like James King, one of the biggest hearted people in bluegrass music, is going to require help from his fans and friends to battle through his current health crisis. Over a brief hospitalization this past weekend in Roanoke, VA, he was informed that his […]


Tom Travis reminisces 

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The November edition of Country Music People magazine contains an article by guitar-playing British bluegrass stalwart Tom Travis in which the author reflects on bluegrass events in Britain during the 1960s. The 1960s were eventful as the era in which bluegrass music developed in Britain […]


Straight Up Strings announces distribution plans

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Roger Siminoff’s Straight Up Strings has announced Elderly Instruments as the exclusive online retailer for their new banjo and mandolin string sets. These are the sets that Roger designed to ensure that each string – or set of pairs for mandolin – exerts equal downward tension on […]


Sparta to install Lester Flatt marker

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sparta is the city in Central Tennessee closest to where bluegrass legend Lester Flatt was born in 1914. Located 95 miles east of Nashville, it remains a small southern town with a population of around 5,000 people, and they are plenty proud of their native son. […]


Eight of the Most Overlooked Bluegrass Murder Ballads

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Happy Halloween! The day where we not only tell kids it’s OK, we actually encourage them to accept candy from strangers. Once again, no child is getting any candy from me this year until I find one wearing a Larry Sparks powder blue suit, a […]


Larry Cordle to KY Music Hall of Fame

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame has announced their 2015 honorees, and bluegrass singer/songwriter Larry Cordle is on the list. Located in Renfro Valley, the Hall of Fame exists to honor “Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who have […]


Junior Sisk treated for hand injury

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Junior Sisk, known as much as an avid hunter as he is for his soulful singing voice, was treated last night for a cut to his left hand after a minor hunting-related accident. While gutting a doe he had just taken, Sisk cut the outside […]


Roni Stoneman wins ROPE Award

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stoneman has been a magic name in country, old time, and bluegrass music since 1927. That’s when Ernest “Pop” Stoneman first recorded for Victor in Bristol, Tennessee with several members of his family in what came to be known as The Bristol Sessions. He went […]


Welcome Samuel McKendree

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jason McKendree, the talented banjo player who worked several years with Josh Williams before Josh returned to Rhonda Vincent, and his equally talented wife, Carolyn, are today celebrating the birth of their second child, Samuel Ryan Jude McKendree. He arrived at 2:58 a.m. at 6 lbs 5.9 […]