• Don Hoos passes 

    Don Hoos with his son, David, in the mid 1960s Donald F Hoos passed away on February 25, 2018 in Skokie, north of Chicago, Illinois. He was 81 years old. He had been sick for the past six months and was

  • Wes Rineer passes 

    Band photo, on right: Wes Rineer, Joe Ed King, Ted Lundy, and Bob Paisley Wes Rineer, a five-string bass player, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Florida. He was 79

  • Sam Wilson passes

    Sam Wilson of Campton in Wolfe County, eastern Kentucky, passed away at The Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center, Hazard, Kentucky, on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the relatively young age of 69. He had a stroke about 10

  • Roger Williams receives BBU Heritage Award

    Roger Williams with his award - photo © David Hollender/Roger performing on stage - photo by David Malloy Most, if not all, bluegrass music associations reward those who have excelled in their field. Almost two weeks ago, the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), which

  • Don Sowards passes

    Don Sowards, leader of the Laurel Mountain Boys, an excellent song-writer, singer and fine mandolin player, passed away at his home in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was 87 years old. Donald Ray Sowards, Sr. was born

  • Ralph King passes

    Ralph A. King passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Zephyrhills Hospital in Zephyrhills, Florida, following an apparent heart attack. He was 81 years old. Born on May 2, 1936, in Dabolt, Kentucky, King was a former member of the

  • Bill Monroe Museum: Construction update 

    Construction work on the Bill Monroe Museum on Bill Monroe Avenue, US Highway 62 in Ohio County, KY, is progressing well with the outside of the wood frame structure complete.  Despite some inconvenience due to snow and ice during January, work

  • John Hartford catalogue still active

    Best known for the Grammy award-winning classic song, Gentle on My Mind, recorded by the recently-deceased Glen Campbell, and the ground-breaking album Aereo-Plain, John Hartford was a serious student of the fiddle, composing hundreds of tunes during his lifetime.  Hartford died

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