• Doug Campbell passes

    Outstanding, veteran upright and electric bass player Doug Campbell, most recently a member of Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain, passed away on December 22, 2018. He was 62 years old and had been performing in bluegrass bands since he was

  • Frank D Ray to SPBGMA Hall of Greats

    Frank D Ray, leader of the Ozark bluegrass band Cedar Hill, has been named as the 2019 SPBGMA Hall of Greats inductee.   He has been playing in bluegrass bands since 1964. The mandolin player for the group, he sings the lead,

  • Pete Goble remembered

    Bluegrass song-writing legend Pete Goble passed away on July 25, 2018. He was suffering from pneumonia and confined to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan, when he died at aged 86. John ‘Pete’ Goble was born on April 24, 1932, and

  • Bill Hicks passes

    William N ‘Bill’ Hicks, a founding member of the Red Clay Ramblers, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. He was 75 years of age. In the early part of this year he was diagnosed with a chronic condition that attacked his

  • Hisashi Ozaki passes

    Photo of Hisashi Ozaki © Darwin Davidson Japanese bluegrass music pioneer Hisashi Ozaki passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 10, 2018, as he was preparing to go for a recording session for a regular radio program on Kamakura FM the following