Tag: Audey Ratliff

Tom Ratliff passes

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tom Ratliff, a fixture in the bluegrass scene in east Tennessee for many years, passed away on October 30. He was 79 years of age and died from the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Tom was a passionate bluegrass fan and dobro player who […]


James Alan Shelton benefit concert this month

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following the recent passing of James Alan Shelton, several of his friends and admirers in Kingsport, TN are putting on a benefit concert in his name. Monies raised will be donated to James’ widow, Greta Shelton, to assist with such medical bills as may remain outstanding. […]


Audey Ratliff remembers James Alan Shelton

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Among the many people mourning the loss of James Alan Shelton today is his good friend, Audey Ratliff. Many people know Audey through his luthiery, as the owner of Ratliff Mandolins. He and James grew up in the same part of east Tennessee, and were […]