• David Davis sings Charlie Poole

    In 2005 when David Davis was looking for material for his then next album, Troubled Times (Rebel REB-CD 1817), a friend and confidante prompted Davis to record the Charlie Poole song Milwaukee Blues. It proved to be a good suggestion, as

  • Wade Macey passes

    Banjo player Wade Macey passed away peacefully on March 26, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 82 years old. A Mount Airy resident, Dr. Wade Thomas Macey was born in the Surry

  • Bluegrass for Lunch radio show is no more

    The host of the Rockingham County Radio’s Wednesday Bluegrass for Lunch program, Bob Webster, has contacted us to share the disappointing news that today's March 28 show would be the last. IBMA Board Member Webster started the program in May 2015,

  • Dewey Murphy remembered 

    Mandolin player Dewey D Murphy passed away on August 8, 2017. He was 88 years old and lived in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dewey Dwight Murphy, with his brother, Fred (guitar), was part of the first generation of bluegrass musicians, making a

  • Hazel Smith passes

    Hazel Smith, regarded as a Music Row fixture since the late 1960s, passed away on Sunday night, March 18, 2018, at her Madison, Tennessee, home. She was 83 years old, and had long been in declining health following a cancer operation