• Changes at EBMA

    As has already been anticipated the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) is making changes to improve it services and modernize the way that it operates. Among the changes are new, reduced, membership fees and benefits to make it more affordable across

  • Fay McGinnis passes

    Fay McGinnis, the president of the Stanley Brothers' Fan Club for a number of years, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was 89 years old and lived in the Wyandotte suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Fay M. McGinnis was born

  • Ken Irwin takes AirPlay Direct Award

    Ken Irwin photo at Podunk Bluegrass Festival in 2014 © Ted Lehmann Last week (on March 7, 2017) AirPlay Direct announced that they had honored Ken Irwin with their “Iconic Innovators” Award for 2017. The award is presented annually to the member

  • The Good Ol’ Persons re-unite

    The Good Ol' Persons - photo by Mike Melnyk The Good Ol' Persons, originally an all-female band formed after an open mic session at Berkeley, California’s Freight & Salvage, is to play together one more time - well, four more times,

  • Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon

    Banjo aficionados and Earl Scruggs devotees, in particular, will be enthused, nay, excited, by the news of a forthcoming book about the banjo innovator, Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Earl Scruggs’s career as a banjo player

  • 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

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