Tag: JD Crowe

J. D. Crowe and Deering Banjos enter Banjo Hall of Fame

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

This report on the Hall of Fame weekend at the American Banjo Museum is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, a Dallas area bluegrass musician, radio host, and founder of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Alan also serves on the Board of the IBMA and is integral […]


Croweology – Rickey Wasson

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Has bluegrass music gotten better over its somewhat brief 70 year history? I’m not talking about how the music that is categorized as bluegrass has expanded over this time, and how people may feel about that, but about the core essence of what seminal artists […]


Croweology coming May 31

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rickey Wasson became synonymous with the sound of J.D. Crowe & The New South during the band’s final years. Singing lead and playing guitar, Rickey’s rich, soulful baritone covered all the hits Crowe had recorded with legends like Tony Rice, Keith Whitley, or Richard Bennett at […]


On This Day #47 – JD Crowe live in Tokyo

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

On this Day ….. On April 18, 1979, JD Crowe and the New South played at the Kosei Nenkin Sho Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Having already visited Japan in August 1975, banjo ace Crowe took the New South back to the Land of the Rising […]


Rounder to reissue 0044 on vinyl

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

To celebrate Record Store Day on April 16th, 2016, Rounder Records has produced a limited quantity of their classic J.D. Crowe & the New South album (ROU 0044) from 1975 on vinyl. This special reprint includes all the original tracks, plus the two bonus tracks added […]


J.D. Crowe tribute in Banjo NewsLetter

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The venerable Banjo NewsLetter has dedicated its December issue to the career and music of the great J.D. Crowe. Surely among the finest bluegrass banjo players ever to don picks, BNL uses the recent announcement of Crowe’s retirement to remember the many decades of artistry and technical brilliance […]


Crowe, Lawson, Williams video from Bean Blosom

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Betsy White shared another of her videos from the 2015 Bean Blossom festival, this time of the legends show from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. It finds them performing Once A Day, written by Bill Anderson, and a monster hit for Connie Smith […]


J.D. Crowe retires – for real this time

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

When banjo legend J.D. Crowe retired from active touring with The New South at the end of 2012, he continued to offer occasional performances, primarily with his old friends Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. He also toured loosely this summer with a reunion of the New […]


Bluegrass added to MelonFest

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

MelonFest, a Kentucky festival dedicated to the music of neo-acid rock group Blind Melon, is incorporating Kentucky bluegrass into its 2015 offerings. Held on a 500-acre property called Hillbilly Woodstock, rock fans will enjoy performances from some of the top pickers in the Bluegrass State […]


J.D. Crowe capo from Elliott

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of his Tony Rice signature guitar capo, Phill Elliott has introduced a signature banjo capo for J.D. Crowe. This is a stainless steel device of the highest quality and is available in a number of top bar widths, for either flat […]