Tag: Mike Auldridge

Mike Auldridge guitars offered for sale

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fans of the late Mike Auldridge have a unique opportunity to own one of his personal reso-guitars. A pair are currently being offered at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Auldridge family. Both are Beard Guitars, the company Mike worked with and […]


A ‘Clusterpluck’ for Mike Auldridge

| February 14, 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s one thing when one of the most talented Dobro players on the planet attributes his success to Mike Auldridge. It’s something else entirely when a whole stageful of top Dobro players line up to pay tribute. Sally Van Meter had the most colorful way […]


Album of the Week #31: The Seldom Scene’s Act I

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before we rang in the new year, the bluegrass community received some sad news. Dobro innovator, Mike Auldridge, lost his battle with cancer on December 29. Auldridge transformed the resophonic guitar. He took a rousing, unsophisticated, “good time” instrument, and made it intimate, classy, and […]


Mike Auldridge tribute at The Birchmere

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

An all-star collaboration concert has been scheduled for February 12 to celebrate the life and music of Mike Auldridge, who died after a lengthy illness on Dec 28, 2012. Mike’s influence on the worlds of bluegrass and resonator guitar can scarcely be overstated. No one […]


Mike Auldridge – Career Overview

| December 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mike Auldridge: December 30, 1938 – December 29, 2012 Mike Auldridge passed away at his Silver Spring, Maryland, home on December 29, 2012 having being diagnosed as having inoperable prostate cancer. He was widely acknowledged as the premier resophonic guitar player. Variously known, with great affection, as […]


A Few of My Favorite Things

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But one of the most […]


RIP Mike Auldridge

| December 29, 2012 | 16 Comments

The word “legend” gets tossed around pretty casually these days, but it does apply to Mike Auldridge, who died of cancer Saturday morning, one day short of his 74th birthday. Mike was a founding member of the Seldom Scene, a band that expanded the reach […]


Mike Auldridge passes

| December 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

We have learned that resonator guitar icon Mike Auldridge passed away this morning at 5:00 a.m. He had been ill for some time, undergoing treatment for cancer. Mike will be remembered as the man who reinvented his instrument, much as Earl Scruggs had his. We will […]


Auldridge, Douglas, Ickes project in the works

| December 19, 2012 | 4 Comments

Listen up, resonator guitar fans! Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes have teamed up to create a new record sure to please slide fans of every kind. It’s a “dobro trio” project, with these three masters picking together in the studio with no additional […]


Mike Auldridge tribute site launched

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mike Auldridge

Rob Ickes has created a new web site to serve as a tribute to the great resonator guitarist Mike Auldridge, who will perform this evening as part of the National Heritage Fellowships Concert in Washington, DC. Mike is among the 2012 Heritage Fellows to be honored […]