• Jim Rollins services on Sunday

    The family of Jim Rollins will host memorial services this Sunday, September 17, in Greenville, SC. A well known and popular banjo player, Jim was killed last week when a drunk driver rear ended his vehicle, spinning him off the road

  • Pete Kuykendall is Laid to Rest

    Pete Kuykendall, circa 1960 - photo courtesy of Bluegrass Unlimited Wednesday morning’s funeral for bluegrass icon Pete Kuykendall was a lot like the songs he wrote: Arranged with precision, filled with some memorable lines, short, and to the point. What wasn’t short

  • Travers Chandler remembers Blake Johnson

    Blake Johnson, Michael Martin Murphy, Travers Chandler, and Merl Johnson This remembrance of the late Blake Johnson comes his former bandleader and dear friend, Travers Chandler. It's hard to imagine a more loving tribute. I met Blake Johnson when I was nineteen

  • Danny Jones remembered

    Danny Lee Jones passed away peacefully at his home in Louisville on February 3, 2017. He was 77 years old and had been battling the effects of multiple major cancers.    He was born on June 3, 1939, in Caneyville, Grayson

  • Dale Sledd remembered

    Dale Franklin Sledd passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw, Missouri. He was 79 years old. Sledd was born on April 23, 1937, in Benton County, Missouri, and according to the 1940 census

  • Melvin Goins remembered 

    Melvin Glen Goins passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, while at West Nipissing General Hospital in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada. He was in North Bay to play at the River Valley Bluegrass Jamboree, at nearby North Bay. He came into

  • Vic Jordan remembered 

    Victor Howard Jordan passed away on August 26, 2016, in Nashville. He had been seriously ill for some time. Jordan was born October 19, 1938, a native of Washington D.C.. He did his military service in the United States Air Force. Jordan moved

  • Bob French remembered

    Robert ‘Bob’ George French Sr., bluegrass banjo player and country music entertainer, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 20, 2016, after a long illness. He was 86 years old. French was born on April 23, 1930, in West Acton, Massachusetts,

  • Don Parmley remembered 

    Notable banjo player and distinguished baritone singer Freeman D. “Don” Parmley passed away on July 30, 2016, after experiencing complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Parmley was born on October 19, 1933, in Monticello, Kentucky. As a 12-year-old he began learning claw-hammer/drop thumb

  • Larry Jefferson remembered

    Larry E. Jefferson, aged 73, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, South Carolina. He was born in Anderson on November 27, 1942. Jefferson played mandolin in several bluegrass bands including Randall Collins, Curtis Blackwell &

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