Tag: Don Rigsby

Still more from Gettysburg 2015

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is yet another gallery of Frank Baker’s terrific images from the August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. And we’re not done yet!


Video from the Crowe Tribute Band

| January 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

We posted last week about the J.D. Crowe Tribute Band performing in Nashville and Kentucky, an endeavor by Don Rigsby and Josh Williams to remember the music of The New South, particularly from the Keith Whitley era. Fortunately, video of their performance at Simply the Best Sports […]


Flashback reunion band booking for 2015

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Don Rigsby and Josh Williams aren’t the only ones with a J.D. Crowe Tribute Band taking shows for next year. The actual band from the Flashback album era, with the actual J.D. Crowe, will be doing a limited number of appearances in 2015. That would be […]


J.D. Crowe Tribute Band in KY

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although I was able to see most of the 1990s and 2000s versions of J.D. Crowe & the New South, I never got the chance to attend a performance by what many people consider the classic lineups of the New South – the 1970s groups […]


J.D. Crowe Tribute Band playing this weekend

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keith Whitley fans in Nashville and northeastern Kentucky are in for a special treat when Don Rigsby and Josh Williams take their J.D. Crowe Tribute Band out for a spin this weekend. The band was assembled for a performance at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer […]


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 […]


David Thom and Don Rigsby

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

California bluegrass singer David Thom and Kentucky warbler Don Rigsby are headed into the studio soon to record an album of duets. The two first met in a Flatt & Scruggs tribute band assembled by banjoist Bill Evans for a California tour in 2012. Don and […]


Kenny O’Quinn to Half Past Lonesome

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kenny O’Quinn has been announced as the new mandolin player with Jeff Clair & Half Past Lonesome, where he will also assist on harmony vocals. Prior to signing on with Jeff, Kenny had worked with The Tommy Webb Band, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, and more […]


Best of 2013: Daniel Mullins vs. Billboard

| December 31, 2013 | 13 Comments

Billboard, who publishes the (supposedly) quintessential music charts, have released their year-end chart of the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums of 2013. 15. Leaving Eden – Carolina Chocolate Drops 14. Brothers of the Highway – Dailey & Vincent 13. The Living Years – The Isaacs 12. Ahoy! – The Punch Brothers 11. Hammer Down – The […]


A Baker’s Dozen for 2013

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

My mailbox and inbox overflowed with music in 2013, as sure a sign as any that bluegrass is alive and well. There’s good news and bad news about that. The good news is that much of that music was very well done. That’s the bad […]