• Buddy Merriam to undergo surgery

    Noted bluegrass mandolin artist, bandleader, and radio host Buddy Merriam will be having quadruple heart bypass surgery today (October 16, 2017). Surgery will take place at the Stony Brook Medical Center, (currently known as Stony Brook University Hospital), in Stony Brook,

  • Jesse McReynolds home from hospital

    Jesse McReynolds, mandolin legend and one half of the iconic bluegrass duo, Jim & Jesse, is home from the hospital after three weeks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. He had been rushed to the emergency room on September

  • Mike Drudge to Rainmaker Management

    After 26 years operating his own agency, Class Act Entertainment, Mike Drudge has announced that he is moving his booking and management services to Rainmaker Music Management. There he will assist in managing the careers of existing clients in the

  • Bob Perilla recuperating in rehab

    Veteran DC bluegrass bandleader Bob Perilla is recovering from injuries received when his motorcycle toppled over on top of him recently. Bob is currently recuperating at a rehab center near Marriottsville, MD. He had been hospitalized following the accident, but checked

  • Ferrell Stowe and Red Line Resophonics

    Ferrell Stowe has been a hero in the resophonic guitar community for some time. Top current players credit him as an influence, and his long list of credits as both a sideman and a solo recording artist have added mightily

  • Brad Davis signature Alvarez guitar coming soon

    Texas flatpicker, songwriter, producer, and super sideman Brad Davis will soon see his own signature instrument produced by Alvarez Guitars. The company, based in St Louis, MO, builds both professional and student model guitars and markets them through a worldwide network

  • Jesse McReynolds update

    Jesse McReynolds with his therapist at Sumner Regional Medical Center - photo by Joy McReynolds We caught up this afternoon with Joy McReynolds to check on the status of her husband, Jesse. The mandolin legend was hospitalized in Nashville on September

  • Good news from Jesse McReynolds

    We received this note today from Joy McReynolds, wife of bluegrass mandolin legend Jesse McReynolds. He was hospitalized on Wednesday suffering from severe abdominal pain, where doctors performed surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. The surgery is said to have gone

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