• ‘Tootie’ Williams passes

    Harless Williams, or Tooter / Tootie, as he was known, bass player with north Texas bluegrass group the Stone Mountain Boys, passed away on June 27, 2018, after various illnesses. He was 84 years old and the last living member

  • Dean Webb passes

    Bluegrass mandolin legend Dean Webb, of the Dillards (aka The Darling Family on The Andy Griffith Show) fame from Salem, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was aged 81.  Roy Dean Webb was born on March 28, 1937,

  • Ivy Sheppard to Stained Glass Bluegrass

    At the beginning of this month (June 2018) Ivy Sheppard took over the microphone as the host of the Bluegrass Country Foundation’s flagship program Stained Glass Bluegrass, the Sunday morning bluegrass Gospel show that’s been on the air for more than

  • CMHoF & Museum exhibit for Ralph Stanley

    Starting on July 13, 2018, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Appalachian mountain musician Ralph Stanley with an exhibit titled Ralph Stanley: Voice from on High. Ralph Stanley first found fame with older brother Carter

  • Joe Hott: Rising Star

    Visible behind the house built in the mid-1700s, long before West Virginia was a state, is Short Mountain. In that house Joe Hott’s grandfather lived from the 1920s. 6 foot 4 inches tall, the 22-year-old Joe (sometimes Joseph) Hott was born

  • On This Day #55 – Eddie Adcock turns 80

    On this day  ..  On June 21, 1938, banjo-playing stylist Eddie Adcock was born in Scottsville, Virginia.  Edward Windsor ‘Eddie’ Adcock’s introduction to music came in the shape of an older brother, Frank, whose own interest led to him acquiring instruments, including

  • Delia Bell passes

    Texas-born, Delia Bell passed away on June 15, 2018. She was 83 years of age.  Francis Leona "Delia" Bell was born in Bonham, Texas, on April 16, 1935.  The singer, songwriter,, and guitarist is perhaps best known for her work with Bill

  • Epilogue: Tribute to John Duffey

    Well over 20 years after John Duffey’s passing in December 1996 he continues to be revered. And thanks to Sugar Hill Records (in 2000) with Always in Style: A Classic Collection and Rebel Records (in 2011) with Rebel Years: 1962-1977