• Les Sandy passes

    Former Blue Grass Boy, Les Sandy, passed away at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina, on July 28, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. He was 93 years old.  Leslie Matheson Sandy was born, one of the eight

  • Dick Smith passes

    Dick Smith at the 2003 IBMA convention in Louisville, KY - photo © Jeromie Stephens Dick Smith, Washington, DC area musician, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday morning July 28, 2022. He was 77 years old. Born October 4, 1943,

  • Arnold Terry passes 

    Arnold Terry, and with The Flint Hill Playboys on guitar (circa 1953) Arnold Terry, who played with Jim Eanes over the years and with Bill Monroe in the mid-1950s, passed away at his home in Collinsville, Virginia, on Sunday, July 17,

  • Dewey Farmer passes

    Influential bluegrass mandolinist Dewey Farmer passed away peacefully at a hospice care facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday morning, July 12, 2022. He was 79 years old. Dewey Lee Farmer was born on August 6, 1942, in Oconee County, South

  • Bluegrass returns to La Roche with a new name

    As for many events around the globe, 2022 marks a return for the bluegrass music festival in La Roche-sur-Foron, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.  After two years of COVID restrictions the festival organizing committee met in early October 2021

  • What Earl Scruggs Heard by Bob Carlin

    Lockdown – remember that? - had many distressing effects. However, for some people it presented an opportunity to take on tasks that normal routine might not have permitted otherwise.  For producer, teacher/performer, and researcher Bob Carlin, the pandemic allowed him to