• Terry Poirier to Little Roy & Lizzy

    Terry Poirier has been announced as the new bass player with the Little Roy & Lizzy Show. The Canadian native now living in Lexington, KY will start his tenure with the band on June 9. Terry went looking for a job

  • The Spinney Brothers to quit the road

    Rick Spinney, banjo player for the Nova Scotia, Canada-based band, The Spinney Brothers, recently announced that he is to leave the band at the end of the summer season. Formed in 1991 as The Spinney Brothers & Close Company they became

  • Rock Guitarist finds bluegrass

    If you had stumbled across Trey Alexander nine months ago, chances are he would have been shredding an electric guitar in a manner befitting someone who was named one of the top 10 electric players and was Guitar Player magazine’s

  • Steve Sutton passes

    Photo of Steve Sutton by Ted Lehmann Well-known North Carolina banjo player Steve Sutton passed away unexpectedly yesterday at home in Waynesville, NC. He was 61 years of age. Steve had been through multiple surgeries on his neck and spine in the

  • Keith Arneson’s final gig

    Twenty-four years after Keith Arneson and his banjo walked out of boot camp, he played his final gig in uniform Friday night with the U.S. Navy band, Country Current. It was a bittersweet moment for Arneson, and for a few dozen

  • Greg Yates passes

    Greg Yates, lifelong member of The Yates Brothers bluegrass band, died on May 7. He was 56 years old. Greg had been dealing with pancreatitis, and underwent major surgery last year at UVA Hospital. More recently he had suffered a massive

  • Dumb stream from Pickin’ On Nirvana

    The latest release in the CMH Records' Pickin' On Series is Pickin’ On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute, which features 11 grassified covers of songs initially recorded by the legendary Seattle grunge rockers. Alabama's Iron Horse cut this project in their Muscle

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