Tag: Ricky Skaggs

Russ Carson to Ricky Skaggs

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ricky Skaggs has a new banjo player. Russ Carson, who had played with Audie Blaylock & Redline the past three years, is the newest member of Kentucky Thunder. Russ was quick to mention that he is technically on a three month road test, but knowing […]


Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]


Simply Bluegrass premieres March 7

| March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Gabriel Communications will debut its latest set of Country’s Family Reunion programs, Simply Bluegrass, this week on RFD-TV. Produced by Larry Black, host of Larry’s Country Diner, it follows his familiar Reunion concept: gather up a room full of top artists for hours of music […]


Cory Walker filling in with Skaggs

| January 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Quick response from Skaggs Family Records with regard to a new banjo player for Kentucky Thunder… We are told that Justin Moses will perform with the band through the end of January, and that Cory Walker will then take over temporarily through early March. Ricky […]


Justin Moses exits Kentucky Thunder

| January 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Justin Moses, who has been playing banjo and occasional reso-guitar with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since Spring of 2010, has announced that he is leaving the group. But he won’t be moving away from bluegrass. Justin just wants more flexibility in his schedule, which […]


Kentucky Traveler – My Life in Music, a review

| January 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Kentucky Traveler – My Life in Music by Ricky Skaggs, with Eddie Dean I enjoyed Ricky Skaggs’ autobiography Kentucky Traveler, so help me, I really did. When I first heard of it I was skeptical, and afraid it would be sort of embarrassing somehow. I’ve […]


Merry Christmas from Ricky and Bruce

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby performed recently on the Conan show, they taped this web exclusive version of the Christmas classic, Christmas Time’s A Comin’. Enjoy.


Ricky Skaggs on the State of Bluegrass

| December 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

The good news about bluegrass, Ricky Skaggs said Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., is that it’s attracting new generations of fans and talented pickers. The bad news, he added, is that those fans are just like younger devotees of every other […]


Ricky Skaggs does Fox News

| November 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Every time I get angry about cable TV rates or restrictions, and turn my mind to the notion of doing without, there are a few things that slam on the brakes. One is live sports, and the other is DVR. I can’t imagine life without […]


Ricky Skaggs at the CMHOF

| November 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

This week the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville hosted Ricky Skaggs as an artist-in-residence. Given his prominence in both bluegrass and country music, the museum sponsored two nights of shows: one celebrating Skaggs in each genre, with fellow superstars joining him […]