• Gary Adams passes

    Michigan-area bluegrass musician Gary Adams passed away on Monday, January 23. He had very recently been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.  Gary Lee Adams was born Harts Creek (Logan County), West Virginia, on January 1, 1952. He began playing at

  • George Portz passes

    Illinois fiddler and bluegrass promoter George Portz passed away on January 9, 2023, from a heart attack, just two days after his last performance – at the Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee’s (MABC) Winter Festival, Eureka. He was 70 years old. Since

  • Vivian Williams passes

    Vivian Williams, fiddler, composer, recording artist, and writer, passed away on January 6, 2023 at the age of 84. She had been suffering with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig's disease, for a few years.   Vivian Tomlinson Williams was

  • Carl Pagter passes 

    Co-founder of the California Bluegrass Association (CBA), Carl Pagter passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, in Virginia. He was 89 years old. Carl Richard Pagter was born on February 13, 1934, in Baltimore, and helped to form the San

  • Becky Isaacs Bowman injured in auto accident

    Bluegrass gospel singer, musician and songwriter, Becky Isaacs Bowman, of The Isaacs, was involved in an serious auto accident on Friday near her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  She was in a head-on collision which left her with broken bones, requiring emergency

  • Troy Brammer passes

    Banjo player Troy Brammer passed away on December 11, 2022, at the age of 90.  Troy Shirley Brammer was born on July 24, 1932, and raised in Patrick County, Virginia, but settled and lived the rest of his years in Collinsville,

  • Dudley Murphy passes

    Dudley Murphy, top-rated flatpick guitarist with Radio Flyer, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022. He was 82 years of age.   Born on April 16, 1940, in Danville, Kentucky, Murphy's interest in music began during his high school days in