• Guy Stevenson passes 

    Former bass player for Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, Guy Stevenson passed away on January 4, 2019, while at the Parkland Medical Center, Farmington, Missouri. He was 89 years old and had been in ill health for a while.  Guy Benton

  • Al Hawkes passes

    Al Hawkes passed away in the early hours of December 28, 2018, while in hospice care, just over three weeks after his wife, Barbara, had passed. The Maine bluegrass pioneer had been in failing health and was unresponsive for the

  • Doug Campbell passes

    Outstanding, veteran upright and electric bass player Doug Campbell, most recently a member of Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain, passed away on December 22, 2018. He was 62 years old and had been performing in bluegrass bands since he was

  • Frank D Ray to SPBGMA Hall of Greats

    Frank D Ray, leader of the Ozark bluegrass band Cedar Hill, has been named as the 2019 SPBGMA Hall of Greats inductee.   He has been playing in bluegrass bands since 1964. The mandolin player for the group, he sings the lead,

  • Pete Goble remembered

    Bluegrass song-writing legend Pete Goble passed away on July 25, 2018. He was suffering from pneumonia and confined to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan, when he died at aged 86. John ‘Pete’ Goble was born on April 24, 1932, and

  • Bill Hicks passes

    William N ‘Bill’ Hicks, a founding member of the Red Clay Ramblers, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. He was 75 years of age. In the early part of this year he was diagnosed with a chronic condition that attacked his