Tag: fiddle

Dan Andree to depart Henhouse Prowlers

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have announced an upcoming personnel change. Fiddler Dan Andree will be leaving the band at the end of the year. His final shows will be during the band’s year-end stint at Martyrs in Chicago, December 30-January 1. The band will fill his spot […]


Ramona Jones passes

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Multiple sources in Nashville are reporting the death of Ramona Jones, old time fiddler, vocalist, traditional country music entertainer, and wife of the late Grandpa Jones. She was 91 years of age. Born Ramona Riggins in Van Buren, Indiana in 1924, she was part of the […]


David Bromberg donates papers to Library of Congress

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The US Library of Congress has announced a major gift, a donation of personal papers from folk, bluegrass and old time musician David Bromberg to their American Folklife Center. Bromberg has been a prominent guitarist, fiddler, and vocalist in acoustic music since the 1960s. A native […]


Grand Masters results for 2015

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve just received the results from the 2015 Grand Masters Fiddler Championship, held September 26-27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Looks like this story got lost in the preparations for the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh that next […]


Bluegrass championships at the Sydney Country Music Festival

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Attention young bluegrass pickers in New South Wales and Australia proper. The 2015 Sydney Country Music Festival will host Australia’s National Bluegrass Championships, October 31 and November 1. The festival, which is primarily a celebration of Australia’s burgeoning country music scene, will also feature a bluegrass […]


Joe Dobbs passes

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time music lovers in the Charleston/Huntington, WV region are mourning the loss of Joe Dobbs, a prominent fiddler, radio host, businessman, and music personality who had made St. Albans his home some years ago. Dobbs passed away on Monday (9/21) after a brief bout […]


Cold Icy Mountain from Matt Kinman

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time artist Matt Kinman has released this homespun video of him performing Cold Icy Mountain, one of the songs included on his upcoming album with Moses Nelligan, Travelin’ Songs. Kinman is a lifelong musician, though he had spent much of the past dozen years […]


Sue Cunningham passes

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Susan E. Cunningham, noted as a fiddler and festival organizer in the bluegrass world, and as a rocket scientist in the world of aeronautical engineering, died earlier this month at 57. She had been fighting against lung cancer this past five years. Over her life, […]


Billy Hurt’s fiddles headed home, or, A Boy And His Fiddle

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past Monday, we ran a story about a missing pair of fiddles belonging to Billy Hurt, who works with Karl Shiflett & the Big Country Show. It’s a story certain to strike fear in any touring musician, who quite often travel with valuable and […]


Missing fiddles at Thomas Point Beach [Updated]

| September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Billy Hurt, fiddler with Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, is reporting that his double fiddle case was likely stolen during this past weekend’s Thomas Point Beach festival in Maine. The two fiddles in the case are uniquely marked, and should be easy to identify should […]