• Jubilation Rising: Kissimmee Kid

    Randy Sparkman has a piece up on his website Jubilation Rising about Vassar Clements. The piece contains some good historical information and is very well written. here's a short excerpt that I liked. Playing a violin is like spending time with

  • Vassar Clements, 1928-2005

    1d7 It is with great sadness that we note that Vassar Clements, legendary fiddler and dear friend to many people in bluegrass music, passed away this morning at 8:35 am. Bluegrass Today extends our deepest sympathies to Vassar's family and his

  • Debut CD from top European bluegrass band

    Carmel Sheerin & The Ravens, voted European Bluegrass Band of the Year for 2005 this past May, will release their first CD, Runaway, in late August. The band is based in Ireland and features vocalist Carmel Sheerin, her three brothers

  • Bill Yates has bypass surgery

    Thanks to Kip Martin for this bit of news. Bill Yates, former Country Gentleman, Bluegrass Boy, and Sunny Mountain Boy is having a quadruple bypass today. He went into the hospital in Winchester, VA yesterday and they decided to operate today.

  • Vassar Clements’ health failing

    This is a sad time for bluegrass as legendary fiddler Vassar Clements struggles with cancer. This was posted on Vassar's website yesterday. It is with great sadness we must report to you Vassar's current health situation. Last week, the doctor had

  • New bluegrass concert series in VA

    The Virginia Bluegrass Concert Series debuts October 22, 2005 in Danville, VA. This series is promoted by Just Right Productions, a Florida production company specializing in bluegrass and acoustic music. This first show will feature The Lost & Found and

  • Rhonda Vincent cancels shows

    Once again, Rhonda Vincent has been forced to cancel some shows owing to a sudden hospitalization. According to her fan club president, she was taken to the hospital for some tests to determine the reason why she had become severely

  • Blogging in the news.

    U.S. News and World Report has an interesting article online from their current issue. While focused mainly on corporate blogs, we felt some of the content might be of interest to the bluegrass community. Here are a couple of excerpts. While