Tag: James King

Remington Ryde festival attendees step up for James King

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We never tire at Bluegrass Today of expounding on the generosity and kindness of the bluegrass community. It was demonstrated again over this past weekend at the Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival this past weekend in Centre Hall, PA. During her stage set, Lorraine Jordan mentioned […]

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James King and his liver transplant

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fans and followers of James King know that it’s been hard times up and down the road of late for the bluegrass balladeer. The past year has found him in and out of hospitals since being admitted while on the road in May 2014 for […]

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Collecting James King stories

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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C.J. Lewandowski has undertaken an ambitious project. While traveling this year with James King, he will be recording interviews with James with an eye toward assembling them into a book on the bluegrass storyteller. James has agreed to this venture, and is enthusiastic about seeing […]

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Po’ Ramblin’ Boys become The James King Band

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fans and friends of bluegrass balladeer James King know that the past year has been a difficult one for him to endure. Just as he was enjoying the success of a strong new album in the summer of 2014 came news of some very serious […]

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Jeckyll Island 2015

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The 39th edition of the Jekyll Island, Georgia Bluegrass Festival was opened by The Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band, a Georgia group. The James King Band was next up, with Don Rigsby filling in on mandolin The Spinney Brothers from Nova Scotia brought their brother harmonies to the […]

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On This Day #35 – Introducing James King

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ………. On December 8, 1985, James King recorded tracks for his album Introducing James King. In sessions that took place over two days – December 8 and December 9, 1985 – James King, with the help of Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain […]

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All Star Benefit for James King in Nashville

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As they always do, a group of top bluegrass artists have banded together to put on a benefit concert for James King. It is scheduled for December 15 at The Nashville Palace, with all proceeds going to the James King medical fund. James has had […]

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Day 1 at SOIMF, Fall ’14

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers kicked off the November edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. New member, fiddler Jason Barie, made his debut. Ralph Stanley II then brought the signature “Stanley” sound to the stage. Russell Moore wowed the crowd with the […]

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James King to require a liver transplant

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It looks like James King, one of the biggest hearted people in bluegrass music, is going to require help from his fans and friends to battle through his current health crisis. Over a brief hospitalization this past weekend in Roanoke, VA, he was informed that his […]

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James King talks about his illness

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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James King joined us for a few minutes during IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival and spoke candidly about his recent illness and subsequent recovery.

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