Tag: Phil Leadbetter

Bluegrass Celebrity Ghost Stories

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard tales of boredom on the road, and the clever and often ingenious ways that touring musicians find to occupy their down time. Experienced road warriors know that if you don’t find something fun or productive to do with bus and motel time, trips […]


Festival of the Bluegrass 2013

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This report on the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass is a contribution from Jim & Valerie Gabehart. Jim shared the review, and Valerie the photos. We have a great many additional photos to share taken by Estil Robertson. Look for those over the next few […]


Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mike Kelly was kind enough to send a few of the photos he shot on Saturday when the Bluegrass Album Band and some loyal fans braved the rain for a reunion show at the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. The weather was wet and drizzly […]


Dale Ann Bradley in Flat Rock

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill Warren sent along this gallery of images from a Dale Ann Bradley concert he attended last month in Flat Rock, Michigan.  


Phil Leadbetter making left turns

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

We’ve written a good bit about award-winning resonator guitarist Phil Leadbetter this past two years, from the time he was diagnosed with a pernicious cancer in April of 2011, through to his recent announcement that he had likely been cured following a stem cell treatment this […]


Phil Leadbetter to Dale Ann Bradley

| October 22, 2012 | 2 Comments
Dale Ann Bradley, Phil Leadbetter and Steve Gulley

Here is some of the best bluegrass news we have been able to report in some time. Resonator guitarist Phil Leadbetter, affectionately known to friends and fans as “Uncle Phil,” is back on the road after 18 months of ultimately successful treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The […]


More great news from Phil Leadbetter

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The positive reports just keep on coming from Phil Leadbetter, now more than 18 months into treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells and lymphatic system. After finding little success with chemo and radiation therapy, Phil was recently approved for a stem […]


Great news from Uncle Phil

| July 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Phil Leadbetter checks in with a very encouraging report on his medical treatment. As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in April 2011. This cancer attacks the lymph nodes throughout the body. I have been  receiving almost non-stop chemotherapy since that […]


Some good news from Phil Leadbetter

| May 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

This welcome progress report comes from Phil Leadbetter, noted resonator guitarist (J.D. Crowe, Wildfire, Grasstowne, The Whites), and everyone’s favorite Uncle Phil. As many of you know, I was diagnosed in March 2011 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This is a form of cancer that attacks the lymph […]


Pickin’ For Phil in Bristol

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

If anyone believes the spirit of giving goes into hibernation each year after Christmas, they should have seen the tangible evidence of love and concern for our fellow man displayed at the Paramount Center in Bristol, Tennessee this past Sunday, as musicians, friends, volunteers, and […]