• Karl F. Dieterichs passes

    Karl Dieterichs with his wife, Jackie - photo courtesy Kim Dieterichs Karl F. Dieterichs, who inspired and gave service to generations of bluegrass musicians and fans through his Bucks County Folk Music Shop in New Britain, PA, his Buck brand musical

  • Banjo legend Roger Sprung passes

    Roger Sprung, the innovative five-string banjo player, popular instructor and successful instrument dealer, widely recognized as "the Godfather of Progressive Bluegrass," and a pioneer of newgrass, passed away in Newtown, Connecticut, where he had made his home for many years.

  • Paul Prestopino passes

    Paul Prestopino, a renowned multi-instrument sideman and recording engineer, with long experience in bluegrass, old-time, folk, and contra dance musics, passed away peacefully at his home in Roosevelt, NJ, on July 16, 2023. He was 84. One of two sons of