• Bluegrass 45 – 50 Years On 

    “More than a band, these six friends from Kobe, Japan, have shared 50 years of friendship, musicianship, and a passion for music that has promoted and championed bluegrass as a culture, genre, and lifestyle all over the world.” So says

  • David Sebring passes

    The Bluegrass Band - Dave Sebring, in the middle on bass © Stephanie P. Ledgin David Sebring passed away on January 4, 2018. He was in hospice care at McKendree Village, Hermitage, near Nashville. Sebring was 66 years old. Born on August

  • Hot Rize reaches 40 years of age

    January 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Hot Rize's first gigs, in Boulder, Colorado back in 1978.   Often called America's Bluegrass Band, Hot Rize has always balanced innovation with tradition to create their own style of bluegrass music. Perhaps the most

  • On This Day #52 – Skaggs & Whitley

    On this day … On January 8, 1971, Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs recorded tracks for what would be the LP Tribute to The Stanley Brothers (Jalyn JLP-129) at the Jalyn Recording Studio, 1806 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio.   The young duo

  • Stephanie Ledgin photo exhibition in NJ

    Award-winning journalist Stephanie Ledgin can be found “wherever the music takes me”, and wherever she goes with her pen, her trusty camera goes too.   Ledgin’s professional photographic and journalistic odyssey began in 1975, when she was hired as assistant editor

  • Miggie Lewis passes

    Ms Nannie Omega "Miggie" Lewis passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. For many years she sang with her sisters, brother, and parents as the Lewis Family, perhaps the most beloved bluegrass

  • Rodney McElrea remembered

    Thomas James Rodney McElrea of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, one of the world's foremost collectors of recordings and other material relating to country music, passed away on June 25, 2017, while in Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry. Given the era that

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