Tag: Jim Mills

Jim Mills interviews J.D. Crowe

| March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
crowe_mills_th2

For fans of Scruggs style banjo playing, there aren’t many pickers more esteemed than J.D. Crowe and Jim Mills. Of course, in a relationship between these two, Crowe would be the teacher and Jim the student, though their professional accomplishments are similar. Both are serious followers […]

more

Photos, video from Scruggs Center opening

| January 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
scruggscenter_th

Our Special Bluegrass Correspondent captured some images and video from the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center on January 11.    

more

Earl Scruggs Center opens in a deluge

| January 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
statue_th

Over one thousand fans of the five-string gathered in Shelby, North Carolina on Saturday, January 11, to experience the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center. Despite pouring rain that moved several events that had been scheduled to take place on the courthouse square into […]

more

Seminars at IBMA 2013

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
laurie_murphy_th

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass gives folks many chances to meet and learn from others in the industry, both from experts on panels and just chances to mix, mingle and swap stories with other musicians, broadcasters, mangers, and festival promoters. I attended a few of the seminars […]

more

Jim Mills invites visitors during World of Bluegrass

| September 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
mills_showroom_th

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention is just around the corner, and a lot of attendees are starting to scout around for things to do in Raleigh while they are in town. During our several scouting trips this year, we found a number of cultural and […]

more

Life without Earl

| March 28, 2013 | 6 Comments
Jim Mills with Earl Scruggs

This tribute to Earl Scruggs on the anniversary of his passing is a contribution from Jim Mills, a life-long student of Scruggs-style banjo, and a serious collector of the sort of pre war Gibson banjos that Earl played. Jim also maintains a large collection of […]

more

Banjothon 2013

| January 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
banjo_th

At the early part of each year, prewar banjo enthusiasts of every stripe converge on the town of Maryville in east Tennesse for an annual celebration of all things banjo, known simply as Banjothon. The 2013 get together was held this past weekend, and Dean […]

more

Vince Gill Bluegrass Band in Richmond

| June 14, 2012 | 1 Comment
vince_th

Richmond,VA photographer, and banjo pick aficionado, Dean Hoffmeyer captured a few images from Vince Gill’s 2012 bluegrass tour when they stopped at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond last night. Joining Vince were Jim Mills on banjo, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Dennis Crouch on […]

more

Vince Gill going bluegrass again this summer

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
vince_th

Vince Gill will once again be embarking on an acoustic bluegrass tour this summer, with an all-star cast in tow. Starting in mid-June, Gill has shows scheduled throughout the southern and central US with Jim Mills on banjo, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Jeff White on […]

more

Jim Mills remembers Earl Scruggs

| April 6, 2012 | 2 Comments
jim_th

This remembrance of the great Earl Scruggs comes from former Ricky Skaggs banjo player, celebrated recording artist and avid banjo collector, Jim Mills. First of all, let me say that Earl Scruggs was my all time hero on this earth. He was the driving force […]

more