• Bill Clifton health update

    Since reporting last week that bluegrass legend Bill Clifton had been hospitalized in Bristol, TN, we have received another update from his wife, Tineke Marburg. He had been admitted for emergency surgery to cut out several feet of dead and knotted

  • Blake Johnson passes

    Blake Johnson of Roxboro, NC, former bassist/vocalist with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and former guitarist/vocalist with Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, has died after suffering a massive heart attack following complications from chronic pancreatitis and liver disease. He was

  • Danny Carter in rehab in Tennessee

    Danny Carter, one half of the bluegrass/country duo The Carter Brothers, has been moved to a rehab facility after spending a month in Vanderbilt Hospital being treated for the aftermath of multiple strokes and dementia. His brother Tim says that Danny

  • Congratulations Sierra and Justin!

    Last month saw the union of a pair of beloved bluegrass musicians when Sierra Hull and Justin Moses were married on May 14 in a small, private ceremony at an historic home in Brentwood, TN. Justin and Sierra had known each

  • Bill Clifton hospitalized [updated]

    Tineke Marburg, Bill Clifton’s wife, reports that he is in the ICU in Bristol Regional Medical Center in Tennessee, to where he was transferred after spending two days in the Beckley Hospital in West Virginia with what she described as

  • Welcome Willa Bartram!

    At this weekend’s DelFest festival in Cumberland, Maryland, Alan Bartram will surely have reason to celebrate. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to catch up with Bartram, bass player extraordinaire with the Del McCoury Band and the Traveling McCourys, and he had

  • Mac Wiseman turns 92

    Mac Wiseman, known worldwide as "The Voice with a Heart," turned 92 yesterday. He hosted a birthday get-together at his home this past Saturday with about 50 close friends and family members in the Nashville area. They told stories, sang songs,

  • New armrest cover from BanjoLit

    When BanjoLit introduced their handmade wooden banjo armrest, Dr Arm, back in 2015, it seemed a certainty that they would eventually get around to the development of this latest product, the Cover Banjo Armrest. The earliest models were designed to help

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