• Ashokan Center celebrates 50 years

    Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Having heard the haunting tones of Ashokan Farewell, a waltz in D major composed by Jay Ungar in September 1982 and used in the soundtrack to Ken Burns' documentary series Civil War, few of us can

  • Buddy Merriam health update

    We are delighted to report that Buddy Merriam has come successfully through his surgery of yesterday (October 16, 2017). Kathy DeVine, guitarist with Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, gives today’s news and praises his medical team for all their efforts so

  • Buddy Merriam to undergo surgery

    Noted bluegrass mandolin artist, bandleader, and radio host Buddy Merriam will be having quadruple heart bypass surgery today (October 16, 2017). Surgery will take place at the Stony Brook Medical Center, (currently known as Stony Brook University Hospital), in Stony Brook,

  • Tom Paley funeral arrangements

    His musician son, Ben, has announced arrangements for Tom Paley’s funeral and wake. His message is as follows …. "My dad's funeral will be at Golders Green Crematorium at three o'clock in the afternoon on the 24th of October. Afterwards there will be

  • Kimble Blair remembered

    Kimble Blair, well-known Baltimore area fiddler passed away on May 29, 2017, following a series of heart attacks. He was 90 years old and he worked as a house painter by day.   Born in Harlan County, Kentucky, on October 14, 1926,

  • ARSC recognizes Curly Seckler book

    The Association for Recorded Sound Collections recently announced the winners of their 2017 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Among those winners was the much-heralded biographical work by Penny Parsons, for the book Foggy Mountain Troubadour, The Life

  • Tom Paley passes

    Tom Paley, guitarist, banjo and fiddle player, best known for his being a member of the New Lost City Ramblers, passed away in Brighton, England, on Saturday afternoon, September 30, 2017. He was 89 years old and had been in

  • Wendy Thatcher passes

    Wendy Thatcher with Eddie Adcock and IInd Generation (June 1970) - photo © Larry Marschall Jan Erin “Wendy” Thatcher, best known in bluegrass for her association with Eddie Adcock, passed away on August 28, 2017. She has been described as “a powerhouse

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