• Carter Stanley – 50 Years On

    December 1, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Carter Stanley, described as an Appalachian mountain musical legend. With the passage of five decades, fewer of us have been alive long enough to have seen Carter Stanley onstage, some

  • Jim Greer remembered 

    Ohio banjo player Jim Greer passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine, Ohio.  He was 74 years old and he had been battling cancer. James Marvin ‘Jim’ Greer was born in West Liberty, Logan County,

  • Dale Sledd remembered

    Dale Franklin Sledd passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw, Missouri. He was 79 years old. Sledd was born on April 23, 1937, in Benton County, Missouri, and according to the 1940 census

  • Bill Clifton book now available

    Late in October 1963, bluegrass singer Bill Clifton and his family moved to England for what was planned to be a six to nine month stay. He remained in Europe for four years. During that time, he played in western

  • Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass roots

    Reams, actual and virtual, has been written about Grateful Dead icon Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass music roots. In his musically formative years, Garcia was a member of the Thunder Mountain Tub Thumpers and the Asphalt Jungle Boys, both consisting of a fluid

  • Melvin Goins remembered 

    Melvin Glen Goins passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, while at West Nipissing General Hospital in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada. He was in North Bay to play at the River Valley Bluegrass Jamboree, at nearby North Bay. He came into

  • On This Day #48 – Gary Reid

    On October 2, 1956, Gary B. Reid was born in Olney, Maryland. He spent all of his formative years in Silver Spring, Maryland, graduating from high school and working in a bank there, in Ashton Maryland, and in Burtonsville, Maryland. As he

  • Vic Jordan remembered 

    Victor Howard Jordan passed away on August 26, 2016, in Nashville. He had been seriously ill for some time. Jordan was born October 19, 1938, a native of Washington D.C.. He did his military service in the United States Air Force. Jordan moved

  • Bob French remembered

    Robert ‘Bob’ George French Sr., bluegrass banjo player and country music entertainer, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 20, 2016, after a long illness. He was 86 years old. French was born on April 23, 1930, in West Acton, Massachusetts,

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