Category: Memoriam

Don Parmley funeral arrangements

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Funeral arrangements for Don Parmley, who passed away on Saturday morning (July 30), have been announced. Services will be held tomorrow, August 2, at the Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in Monticello, KY. The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m., with a funeral service beginning at 7:00 p.m. […]


Remembering James King 

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

As previously reported, James King, known by his nickname The Bluegrass Storyteller, passed away on May 19, 2016, after a long battle with liver disease. He was 57 years of age. Songs such as Bed by the Window, Echo Mountain, Coldest Day of Winter, Just […]


Kaz Inaba remembers Ralph Stanley

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The tributes to Ralph Stanley this past week have been both numerous and poignant, demonstrating how deeply his music and his kindness have touched others over a 70 year career. One that we just received shows that it wasn’t just in his native southwestern Virginia that […]


Ralph Stanley funeral video available online

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

WYMT television in Hazard, KY has made the video stream from yesterday evening’s funeral services for Ralph Stanley available on YouTube. Many lovers of Stanley’s raw version of mountain bluegrass music were tuned in last night as the services were streamed live. Station management apologized […]


Wade Cox memorial merchandise available

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friends of bluegrass musician Wade Cox, who died unexpectedly in April at 43, are hard at work memorializing their fallen companion. They are raising funds now to complete a recording Wade was working on when he passed, and to purchase a suitable headstone for his final resting […]


Funeral arrangements for James King – please help if you can.

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Funeral arrangements for James King have been announced. His family and friends wanted to wait a few days to allow his many, many friends in the music world to make plans to travel and attend. Viewing and visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 23, from […]


Condolences to Tim White

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass Today shares our deepest and most sincere condolences with Tim White, host of the PBS bluegrass program Song Of The Mountains, The Tim White Bluegrass Show on more than two dozen radio stations across the US, and good friend to everyone in bluegrass. His beloved daughter […]


Green Hayes passes

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

This lovely remembrance of Green Hayes, a stalwart of the Cincinnati bluegrass scene for more than 60 years, was shared by his family. Green is the father of Rick Hayes, former mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers, builder of fine mandolins and guitars, co-owner (with Clay Hess) […]


Remo Belli passes

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Banjo players lost a major supporter earlier this week, one few of them ever thought much about. Remo Belli died on Monday afternoon (4/25) at 88 years of age. His Remo Inc. manufactured the mylar banjo heads they use since 1957. The company was founded to serve […]


Mitch Manns Memorial in Flat Rock

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

“What’s goin’ on?” Mitch Manns greeted everyone with these words. His greeting was silenced on March 18, 2016. Mitch was an icon in the southeast Michigan music scene, especially in the bluegrass and country arenas. He had a long and storied music career, including session work in […]