• Ron Spears passes

    Utah born bluegrass musician and ace songwriter Ron Spears passed away on March 22, 2023, from complications following surgery for cancer last year. He was 69 years of age, and suffering with other health issues as well.  He was a multi-instrumentalist

  • The Country Pickers say farewell

    Originally formed as a duo in 1960, The Country Pickers are a legendary band from Basel, Switzerland. They have played extensively all over Switzerland and, during the 1980s and 1990s, in some neighboring countries, winning an award for best acoustic

  • Songwriter Bill Castle passes 

    After a spell of declining health, prolific bluegrass song writer Bill Castle passed away at Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Maysville, KY on February 27, 2023. He was 89. William Lewis 'Bill' Castle was born on January 6, 1934, in Fleming

  • On This Day #68 – Muleskinner Live

    On this day … On February 13, 1973, Muleskinner - the first super group of bluegrass music - made its debut on what was the first nationally televised bluegrass music concert.  The program was intended as a showcase for Bill Monroe and

  • Gary Adams passes

    Michigan-area bluegrass musician Gary Adams passed away on Monday, January 23. He had very recently been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.  Gary Lee Adams was born Harts Creek (Logan County), West Virginia, on January 1, 1952. He began playing at

  • George Portz passes

    Illinois fiddler and bluegrass promoter George Portz passed away on January 9, 2023, from a heart attack, just two days after his last performance – at the Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee’s (MABC) Winter Festival, Eureka. He was 70 years old. Since