Paraphrasing a Bill Monroe tune, "We'll make our vows to love each other, and we know we always will." Another happy union to report: bluegrass sweethearts, Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill, have announced their engagement. After five years of friendship that included
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Welcome Sully Swift!
Josh Swift, reso-guitarist with The Isaacs and Lyle Lovett, and his wife, Tobi, are celebrating the birth of their second child. Sully Lynn Swift was born on Sunday, February 21, at 3:03 p.m. at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Tennessee.
Patton Wages undergoing surgery following a sudden stroke
Patton Wages, banjo player with Volume Five and instructor at Acoustic Cellar Guitars in Clarksville, GA, suffered a stroke on Monday night (February 22). He was taken to the hospital in Greenville, SC and was listed in critical condition overnight. He
Bluegrass babies delivered by The Hinson Girls
The bluegrass world gained two new little boys recently when two of The Hinson Girls gave birth nearly two weeks apart. Oldest sibling, Kristin Hinson Kunde and husband, Nate, celebrated the birth of their third child, Luke Cohen Kunde, on
Spaceview/Spacegrass t-shirt honors Tony Rice
Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps has designed a memorial t-shirt honoring the late Tony Rice, based on his notorious love of vintage watches. Deep Rice-ophiles have long known of his history collecting, repairing, and wearing classic Accutron timepieces, a habit that has
Richard Weize of Bear Family receives award from German government
Bluegrass fans have long owed a debt of gratitude to Richard Weize and his Bear Family Records for their meticulous work in remastering classic recordings from the early days of the music, and releasing them as audiophile box sets. Their
Gary Brewer opens Brewgrass Entertainment Studio
Gary Brewer and his talented family were among those in the music industry who actually had a good year in 2020. Though marked by the passing of his father and longtime musical partner, Finley J. Brewer, Gary and his Kentucky
SonoTone introduces Concert Series premium brass strings
SonoTone, the boutique guitar string company who specializes in high quality strings for vintage guitars, has introduced a new line. Their Concert series strings for acoustic guitar use a premium brass wrap which they find allows users to reproduce the the bright
Welcome Colt Bailey!
This has been quite a week for bluegrass singer and songwriter Caleb Bailey - and it's not over yet. On Tuesday, he and his girlfriend, Christine Elizabeth, welcomed their first born into the world, and tomorrow (February 5), the first single
Valerie Smith recovering at home from COVID-19
Bluegrass utility player Valerie Smith continues to recover at her home near Nashville after a bout with the coronavirus that required two overnight stays in the emergency room. Smith, 54, became ill two weeks ago, while caring for her daughter and