Tag: Bass

Artie Werner remembers Ron Murphy

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Artie Werner, bass player, band manager and booking agent, shared these words of remembrance for his friend, Ron Murphy, who passed away yesterday. Ron and his wife of 40 years, Lora formed The Muddy River Band in 1977, played a heavy schedule through the mid […]

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Ron Murphy passes

| August 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Ron Murphy, whose rock-solid bass playing anchored the Cincinnati-area band Muddy River for many years, died this morning, one day short of his 67th birthday.Ron’s kidneys failed in June and he was diagnosed with melanoma. Despite treatment, the cancer spread and he recently entered hospice […]

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Sweet Tater takes his leave from Rambler’s Choice

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jason Tomlin, who has played bass and sung tenor and baritone as a member of Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice this past few years, has announced that he will be leaving the band this Fall. In a statement released today, Jason says… “I have decided […]

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More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
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In 2008, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer released a self-titled album of mandolin and bass duets they had co-written. It found a ready audience among lovers of modern string music, but was a bit baffling for Thile’s fans from Nickel Creek, and Meyer’s followers in the […]

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John Marquess departs James King Band

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Marquess, bass player with the James King Band this past two years, has announced that he needs some time off the road. “The past twenty months I’ve been lucky enough to travel and do something I never imagined I’d get to do. I’ve had […]

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Lonnie Hamer passes

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Lonnie Hamer wasn’t famous, but perhaps he should have been. He didn’t excel on stage or in the studio, but the upright basses that passed through his workshop near Hanover, PA, did, and they will continue to do so for many years to come. Hamer […]

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Free Classifieds from Bluegrass Today

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Starting today, we are offering free classified ads here for all registered users at Bluegrass Today. Since registration is also free, our classifieds are truly no cost for our readers. Just log in, go to the Classifieds page, and create an ad in one of […]

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Tony Mowell to NewTown

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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NewTown has announced Tony Mowell as their new bass player, just in time for the start of their 2014 touring season. With a strong new record, Time Machine, and a good bit of momentum from last year, the band has every reason to expect big things […]

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Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]

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Chad Gilbert to Turning Ground

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We heard last week from Kentucky banjo player Mike Daniels, who shared that Chad Gilbert had joined his band, Turning Ground. Chad is playing bass, and had been working with Tommy Webb, and with New River Line before that. Nathan Arnett and Ralph Adams are on […]

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