• Ronnie Allen passes

    Ronnie Allen, son of ‘Red’ Allen, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was 67 years of age. Along with brothers Greg and Harley, Ronnie, who played electric bass in the trio, they formed the Allen Brothers band. After being

  • On This Day #49 – Charlie Moore

    On this Day … On February 5, 1959, Starday Records purchased the masters for four of Charlie Moore’s religious recordings that were later released on the EP SEP-103. The songs involved were No Grave (Is Gonna Keep This Soul of Mine); Over

  • Danny Jones passes

    Danny Jones, a founding member of the Bluegrass Alliance, who was briefly a Blue Grass Boy in the summer of 1971, and a member of the Roland White band, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. He had been battling the

  • Alan Jabbour passes

    Photo of Alan Jabbour taken by Karen Jabbour - from the Old Time Herald Fiddler and ethnomusicologist Alan Jabbour passed away at his home in Washington, DC on Friday morning, January 13, 2017, after a 15-month struggle with cancer. He was

  • Special Consensus ready for Europe

    It’s that time of year; well, every other year. As we welcome the new year Special Consensus are busy getting ready for a tour of the UK and Ireland, “26 straight days of traveling and performing on the same day”, says

  • Ken Davidson passes

    Ken Davidson manning his Kanawha Records booth at Union Grove in 1971 - photo by Carl Fleischhauer Ken Davidson, perhaps best known for founding Kanawha Records in 1963, passed away on December 20, 2016. He was aged 75. Kenneth Harold Davidson was

  • Benny Birchfield stabbed

    Benny Birchfield and Jean Shepard pose with a friend Benny Birchfield, the singer of the third part in the Osborne Brothers’ band during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and 79-year-old widower of the recently-deceased country music singer Jean Shepard, was

  • Arthur ‘Who’ Smith 

    Those who have an interest in classic country music, that of the traditional type of the 1940s and 1950s, will know that Arthur Q Smith is becoming less of a mystery. Known for his excellent and prolific song-writing and a fondness

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