• Urban Haglund passes

    Knowledgeable Swedish bluegrass record collector, scholar, activist, and musician, Urban Haglund, passed away on Sunday morning, July 26, 2021, after a heart attack. He was 73 years old.  Born October 10, 1947, in Borlänge, north-west of Sweden's capital Stockholm, Haglund had

  • Travis Stewart passes

    Travis Stewart at Capitol City Sound Studios in Baton Rouge (May 24, 1969) - photo © Fred Robbins Louisiana bluegrass music pioneer Travis Stewart passed away on July 21, 2021, at Sabine Medical Center in Many, Louisiana. He was 86 years old.  Obie Travis

  • Phillip Wells passes

    Long-standing bluegrass and country music aficionado and student, Phillip Wells, passed away suddenly at his home in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on Friday, July 9, 2021.  Born May 23, 1936, Wells grew up on a small dairy farm in The Berkshires of

  • Mike O’Reilly passes

    The widely respected and very popular singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian, Mike O'Reilly passed away on June 1, 2021, following a bout with cancer of the liver. He was 76. Born December 10, 1944, in Seaton (Devon) England, Michael Howard O'Reilly emigrated

  • Tommy Edwards passes

    Much-loved traditional bluegrass musician and teacher, Thomas 'Tommy' Edwards, a North Carolina native, passed away on Saturday morning, May 22, 2021.  He was 75 years old and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Born in Siler City on

  • Jim Peva passes

    Very close friend of Bill Monroe's and Bean Blossom attendee for over 55 years, James 'Jim' Peva passed away on May 5, 2021. He was 92 years old.  James Richard Peva was born near Evansville, Indiana, on May 7, 1928, spending