• 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

  • 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

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