• John Cowan remembers Dean Webb

    We received this note today from John Cowan, something he shared with his friends and fans online today, reflecting on the loss last week of Dillards founding member, Dean Webb. As a long time and final member of New Grass

  • Dewey Murphy remembered 

    Mandolin player Dewey D Murphy passed away on August 8, 2017. He was 88 years old and lived in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dewey Dwight Murphy, with his brother, Fred (guitar), was part of the first generation of bluegrass musicians, making a

  • Rodney McElrea remembered

    Thomas James Rodney McElrea of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, one of the world's foremost collectors of recordings and other material relating to country music, passed away on June 25, 2017, while in Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry. Given the era that

  • Bobby Patterson remembered

    Well known musician and music historian Bobby Patterson of the Galax, Virginia, area passed away on September 24, 2017. He experienced kidney failure, having been given new a kidney in 2010. Bobby Frank Patterson was born on April 1, 1942, in

  • Vernon McQueen remembered

    As previously reported, one-time Blue Grass Boy and life-long bluegrass musician and singer Vernon McQueen passed away on March 16, 2017. He was 86 years of age. Vernon McQueen was born on August 6, 1930, in McKee, Jackson County, in Kentucky. Periodically,

  • Ronnie Allen remembered

    Ronald Ray “Ronnie” Allen, the bass-playing eldest son of Harley ‘Red’ Allen, passed away on February 21, 2017. He was 67 years of age. Ronnie Allen was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1949. He started his involvement in music as a rock

  • Tom Paley funeral arrangements

    His musician son, Ben, has announced arrangements for Tom Paley’s funeral and wake. His message is as follows …. "My dad's funeral will be at Golders Green Crematorium at three o'clock in the afternoon on the 24th of October. Afterwards there will be