Tag: Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe Estate Sale this weekend

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
monroe_th

Fans of the one-and-only Bill Monroe will have a unique opportunity over the next few days to obtain memorabilia belonging to the Father of Bluegrass at an estate sale to be held in Gallatin, TN. Items to be offered for sale and at auction include […]

more

50 Years of Bean Blossom

| June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
bean_50_th

This coming Saturday – June 11, 2016 – sees the commencement of the 50th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Music Festival; eight days of top quality bluegrass music at one of the most famous venues in the world, in Brown County, Indiana, eight days […]

more

Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
monroe_mandolin_camp_th

The horrors! Slobbering five-stringers have been invited to drool all over the proceedings at this year’s Monroe Mandolin Camp in Nashville. But seriously, after mando purists pick themselves up off the floor, they’ll recognize what camp managers Mike Compton and Heidi Herzog have to say about the […]

more

Jimmy Maynard passes

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
jimmy_maynard_th

Jimmy Maynard, a Blue Grass Boy in the early to mid-1960s, passed away on Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015, at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, due to cancer.  He was 87 years old. James Howard ‘Jimmy’ Maynard was born on April 22, 1928, in Temperance […]

more

Johnny Montgomery passes

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
montgomery_th

Johnny Thelbert Montgomery, bass player with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt, passed away on September 4, 2015, in Watertown (part of Lebanon), Tennessee. He was 87 years old. Montgomery was the eldest boy of 16 children. Music was his first love and he played the […]

more

On This Day #44 – Fincastle Bluegrass Festival

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
fincastle_th

On This Day … Starting on Friday, September 3, 1965, the first Fincastle Bluegrass Festival, in Fincastle, Virginia, took place. “Wow, hard to believe it’s been fifty years ago …  I was there for both of Carlton’s first multi-day festival in 1965 and 1966.” (Gary […]

more

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
bonnie_th

Nehi Records, a British label dedicated to producing audiophile quality remasters of early American folk music, has released a three-disc set titled My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean: British Songs In The USA. It contains 75 tracks captured from roughly 1920 through to 1945. Included are […]

more

Butch Robins, video star

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
butch_robbins_th

Butch Robins presents – Blue Grass Music, its Origin and Development as a Unique and Creative Art Form Produced and directed by Bud Bennett, Radford University Conceived, written and hosted by Butch Robins If you like bluegrass history, you will positively “waller” in this video […]

more

Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
turkey_th

I don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]

more

Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
sparks_50_th

When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some… A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974 after the release of […]

more