• Herb Applin passes

    Herb Applin, New England bluegrass pioneer from the 1960s, has died. He passed away quietly at Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehab in Chelmsford, MA on June 29, surrounded by his family. He was 86 years of age. Born Henry Herbert Applin

  • Joe Bonsall passes

    Joe Bonsall with his banjo - photo © Jarret Gaza The Oak Ridge Boys have announced the passing of their long time tenor singer, Joe Bonsall, from complications of ALS, known to many as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 76 years

  • Danny Carter passes

    Danny Reid Carter, the guitar playing half of the Nashville duo, The Carter Brothers, died on June 30 in Jamestown, NC. He was 71 years of age. With brother Tim on banjo, The Carter Brothers played a rockin' brand of newgrass,

  • Randall Collins passes

    Lifelong fiddler Randall Collins died on June 27, surrounded by those he loved. He was 84 years of age. Randall was said to have picked up the fiddle when he was seven years old, living in his hometown of Blairsville, GA.

  • Cliff Waldron passes

    Bluegrass singer and bandleader Cliff Waldron, early musical partner of Bill Emerson, and one of the leading lights of the 1960s and '70s bluegrass scene in and around Washington, DC, died yesterday in Virginia. He was 83 years of age. A