Tag: James King

James King – Three Chords and the Truth

| September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Rounder Records has announced a September 30 release for Three Chords And The Truth, a country music tribute project from James King. Fear not, traditional bluegrass fans; the Bluegrass Storyteller isn’t going country. But he has picked a dozen favorites from the classic country catalog […]


PreddyFest 2013

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

This recap and photos from Preddyfest 2013 comes from Laura Tate Ridge, of Laura Tate Photography and Deep River Management. Among the sweltering heat present on Friday at Preddyfest in Franklinton, NC there was also an energy unmatched from fellow Bluegrassians. I was happily greeted by […]


Favorite songs and new mandolin players at Grey Fox

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Was it coincidence or fate that brought James King and the Gibson Brothers together July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, sharing a stage and possibly a recording this coming winter? These back-to-back International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artists of the Year – […]


RidgeFest benefit show this weekend

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tragedy has been a part of the human experience throughout all of history. When families and communities lose their own, there is a primal pain that ensues, especially when young folks are involved. War, disaster, accident or malice, it matters very little when people you love […]


Longview All-Star Jam Caps Off Spring S.O.I.M.F.

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 1998, a team of bluegrass all-stars who reawakened the world to the sounds of traditional bluegrass were the big winners at the IBMA Awards Show. Bringing home Recorded Event of the Year and Song of the Year honors that year, Longview ruled the world […]


Barry Crabtree to James King

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Banjo picker Barry Crabtree is working now with the James King Band. After memorable stints with Larry Sparks and Wildfire, Barry took a few years away from playing music, though he did some shows with Harley Allen around Nashville, and filled in with a number […]


Services for Shelby King

| December 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

Following on yesterday’s sorrowful news about the death of Shelby Ann King, daughter of bluegrass icon James King and his ex-wife, Renee, we now have information about visitation and funeral arrangements. There will be a private, family-only service on Thursday (12/13). On Friday, the family will […]


A Year-Long Treat

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

At this time when competition for your dollar bills is relentless, promotional tools are becoming all the more innovative. And bluegrass music is no different. Two years ago the Bluegrass Calendar offered access to some audio clips, one for each month of the year. For the 2013 […]


James King suffers a parent’s worst nightmare

| December 10, 2012 | 10 Comments

Tragic news this morning from a bluegrass icon. James King’s 18 year old daughter, Shelby Ann, was killed last night in an automobile accident in Amelia County, VA. According to Julie King, James’ wife and Shelby’s stepmother, Shelby was driving home from work last night […]


Roger Bass passes

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sad news from Florida… Local bluegrass icon Roger Bass has died at age 70, one day before his 71st birthday. Mark Horn, Vice President of the Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association shares this report: “Roger Bass passed away peacefully on Friday, November 16 in Punta Gorda, Florida […]