• Bluegrass Ramble – 20 years of picking

    Musicians everywhere love to get together to play and if they are with long-term friends so much the better.  Japanese guitar player and vocalist Kazuhiro Inaba isn’t any exception and the same goes for Sōhei Itō (mandolin and vocals), Hajime Tsutakawa

  • Claire Lynch remembers John Starling

    Singer/songwriter Claire Lynch, with whom John Starling shared a musical collaboration in the country-rock band Ready Section, speaks eloquently about the considerable impact that Starling had on her career.         "These are sad days indeed for a gal

  • John Starling remembered

    John Starling, who possessed one of the most cultured voices in bluegrass music, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his Fredericksburg, Virginia, home.  From 1971, when the Seldom Scene was formed, to 1977 when he left the band, Starling

  • Vern Young passes

    Vern Young, who enjoyed a long career in country and bluegrass music, passed away on June 14, 2019. He was 95 years old and had resided in Lamar, Missouri, since 1989.  Guy Lewis “Vern” Young was born in Palmyra, near Rochester,

  • Luke Thompson passes

    Luke Thompson, bluegrass musician, bandleader, instrument builder and MC, passed away on June 12, 2019, in a Zachary Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Zachary, Louisiana, where he had been for the past few months. He was 91 years old.  He was

  • Young Uns – Mackenzie Bell

    Being raised in Rosine, Kentucky, perhaps means one has a pre-ordained musical direction. Sometimes.  Certainly, 13-year-old traditional bluegrass and classic country fiddle player Mackenzie Bell is inspired by the great Bill Monroe.   She started playing in public when she was eight;