• Miggie Lewis passes

    Ms Nannie Omega "Miggie" Lewis passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. For many years she sang with her sisters, brother, and parents as the Lewis Family, perhaps the most beloved bluegrass

  • Rodney McElrea remembered

    Thomas James Rodney McElrea of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, one of the world's foremost collectors of recordings and other material relating to country music, passed away on June 25, 2017, while in Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry. Given the era that

  • It was a good year for Alice Gerrard

    2017 has been an excellent year for Alice Gerrard. The most significant aspect is her induction in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the late Hazel Dickens into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Hazel and Alice were a pioneering female duo

  • Nancy Cardwell and Bob Webster engaged

    Two much-loved members of the bluegrass music community, Nancy Cardwell and Bob Webster, have announced their engagement to be married. Nancy, originally from Springfield, Missouri, is best known for her 20 years-service as a staff member of the International Bluegrass Music

  • WDVX celebrates 20 years on the air

    Knoxville’s Radio WDVX, branded as East Tennessee’s Own, is far from being the oldest radio station that favors bluegrass, Americana, and gives support for local musicians, but the way it started back in November 1997 shows how WDVX stands out

  • Thornton Spencer passes

    Thornton Spencer, fiddle player with The Whitetop Mountain Band, passed away on Saturday evening, November 25, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran, he was 82 years of age when he passed Born on November 12, 1935, in Rugby, Virginia, Thornton Lee Spencer

  • Bobby Patterson remembered

    Well known musician and music historian Bobby Patterson of the Galax, Virginia, area passed away on September 24, 2017. He experienced kidney failure, having been given new a kidney in 2010. Bobby Frank Patterson was born on April 1, 1942, in

  • The Grass Cats calling it quits

    To add to the rather tumultuous nature of changes that have been announced in the past few weeks comes the news that the North Carolina-based band The Grass Cats is following decisions by the Spinney Brothers and The Boxcars by

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