Tag: Don Rigsby

Doug Sebranek passes

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Doug Sebranek, one of the several founders and promoters of Wisconsin’s Larryfest Music Festival, died suddenly on December 31. He was only 52 years old, and succumbed to a suspected heart attack. The festival, sponsored by the Kickapoo Valley Acoustic Music Association, is held in […]


Same Auld Lang Syne from Don Rigsby and David Thom

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Don Rigsby and David Thom have released a first single from their upcoming New Territory album, due January 10. It’s a song sure to stir memories for those who followed pop music in the early 1980s. A hit for the late California singer/songwriter, Dan Fogelberg, Same Auld Lang […]


Bluegrass festival for Kentucky Governor

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it’s time to celebrate, what could be better than a bluegrass festival? That’s what the inaugural committee for newly-elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thinks as well. They have invited some of the Commonwealth’s top bluegrass performers to help them celebrate following the Governor’s inauguration […]


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 […]