Tag: Tom Gray

Reminisce with Tom Gray on WAMU

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hey all you Country Gentlemen fans out there… Has Katy Daley got a deal for you! On her morning show tomorrow on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, Katy will spend two hours with Tom Gray talking about his early days with The Country Gentlemen, starting in 1960. They […]


Tom Gray on George Shuffler

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This reminiscence comes courtesy of Tom Gray, among the most prominent bass players in the history of bluegrass music. He spent memorable time as a member of both the Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene. I have lots of memories of George Shuffler. George was my […]


The Seldom Scene Turns Back the Clock

| October 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again. The Seldom Scene proved it Sunday night, returning to the venue that provided the seminal band’s first home more than 40 years ago for a show that included current members and the surviving founders, along […]


Seminars at IBMA 2013

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Story Behind The Song – Silence Or Tears

| January 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Silence Or Tears was composed by a veteran of the North Carolina bluegrass scene, mandolin player Jerry Stuart, and the highly-esteemed bass player Tom Gray, of Country Gentlemen fame. However, its origins go back two centuries to the life-time of British romantic poet George Gordon […]


John Shuffler passes

| December 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

John William Shuffler, one of the better known bass-playing brothers of the Shuffler family, passed away on Friday, December 21, at Grace Hospital, Morganton, North Carolina, after a period of declining health. He would have been 82 years old on January 16. The bluegrass veteran […]


New Honors for Eddie Adcock and Tom Gray

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bassist Tom Gray and banjo picker Eddie Adcock, who have long careers in bluegrass since their trailblazing days with the Country Gentlemen in the 1960s are this year’s winners of the Washington Monument Award from the D.C. Bluegrass Union. They’ll pick up the award and […]


Many A Mile with Eddie and Martha

| January 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

It took me just seconds to break into a broad smile the first time I listened to Many a Mile, the recent release from Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and Friends (Patuxent Music). As soon as Eddie’s banjo kicked in on the introduction of […]