• Hoppy Hopkins passes

    Bluegrass lost a great supporter, entrepreneur, and friend in the passing of Glenn 'Hoppy' Hopkins, 74, of Gold Hill, NC, on June 2. He was married to former North Carolina Bluegrass Association president, Vivian Pennington Hopkins. They celebrated their 50th

  • 2023 Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention winners

    Band competition at Mount Airy 2023 - photo © G Nicholas Hancock The Mount Airy Blue Grass & Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is a popular western North Carolina festival devoted to old-time and bluegrass music and dance. Established in 1972, the first

  • Teddy White passes

    Central North Carolina bluegrasser, Teddy White, 67, of Robbins, passed away on May 28 after battling continuing health issues for some time. An avid musician, he specialized on the mandolin and enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel music with his many

  • Jerry Kearns passes

    Multi-instrumentalist, Jerry Kearns, 77, of Mount Pleasant, NC passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jerry played with numerous local bands, but most notably played with the touring band, the Jones Brothers and the