Tag: James King

Brown County Bluegrass Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This coverage of the Brown County Fest is a contribution from Artie Werner, bass player/booking agent for The Missy Werner Band, and husband of The Missy Werner. Festival promoter Don Morgan, along with son Rob, achieved a milestone this past weekend as they celebrated the […]


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!


Remington Ryde festival attendees step up for James King

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


James King and his liver transplant

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Collecting James King stories

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys become The James King Band

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Jeckyll Island 2015

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


On This Day #35 – Introducing James King

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


All Star Benefit for James King in Nashville

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Day 1 at SOIMF, Fall ’14

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]