• Bill Keith remembered, part 2

    In the spirit of yesterday's Bill Keith remembrance, several of his fellow banjo players have shared their thoughts about Bill. Bill Evans, performer, educator, composer and author, remembers Keith’s love of a cappuccino and his culinary abilities … "As is the case

  • Bill Keith remembered

    As previously noted, banjo innovator Bill Keith passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015. He was 75 years old and had been in poor health for some time. We recall his sterling career in this retrospective. William Bradford Keith was born

  • Jimmy Maynard passes

    Jimmy Maynard, a Blue Grass Boy in the early to mid-1960s, passed away on Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015, at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, due to cancer.  He was 87 years old. James Howard ‘Jimmy’ Maynard was born on April

  • Waltz Collection – Butch Waller

    Butch Waller’s Waltz Collection (Big Chicken Records, BC 102) is a recently release, an EP length collection of six of his own compositions played by the mandolin ace accompanied by an excellent cast of north Californian bluegrass musicians, some of whom

  • Danny Paisley releases Weary River

    Danny Paisley started playing bluegrass music over 40 years ago; he started young, he stresses. Initially that was with his long-time buddy TJ Lundy as the duo played with Ted Lundy and Danny’s father Bob Paisley. Danny played with the

  • Foggy Mountain Troubadour coming soon

    We have been well served with bluegrass music books during the past year with the superb study of the Stanley Brothers' career and recorded music, The Music Of The Stanley Brothers, the substantial Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductee Biographies, the

  • Athy: end of a Chapter 

    Following our recent report about the Athy Bluegrass Festival in Ireland, we now learn that organizer, Tony O’Brien, has decided that the 25th anniversary festival will be the last. In an open letter, O’Brien, who was the chief organizer of the

  • Young Uns #3 – The Zolla Boys

    The Lilly Brothers and, contemporaneously, the Gibson Brothers and the Spinney Brothers have shown that talented musicians who play and sing in the traditional mountain style with verve and intensity don’t have to come from the Blue Ridge mountains of

  • Gospel Choices #4 – Bob Webster 

    Here’s the fourth contribution of a periodical feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Bob Webster, who has been very thoughtful in making his choices, which are …….. Wicked Path