• Phil Williams passes

    Vivian and Phil Williams Phil Williams, pioneering musician, promoter, and record company owner in the Pacific Northwest, died on February 16. He had been ill for some time and was 80 years when he passed. His was a familiar face in bluegrass

  • Bob Shue passes

    Bob Shue, popular North Carolina luthier and instrument repairman, has died. He was 81 years old when he passed on February 1. Known in later years primarily for his hand made mandolins, Bob had also been a performer as a younger

  • Danny Jones passes

    Danny Jones, a founding member of the Bluegrass Alliance, who was briefly a Blue Grass Boy in the summer of 1971, and a member of the Roland White band, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. He had been battling the

  • Alan Jabbour passes

    Photo of Alan Jabbour taken by Karen Jabbour - from the Old Time Herald Fiddler and ethnomusicologist Alan Jabbour passed away at his home in Washington, DC on Friday morning, January 13, 2017, after a 15-month struggle with cancer. He was

  • Dub Crouch passes

    Missouri bluegrass legend and pioneer, Dub Crouch, passed away January 8, 2017. The  Lord called him home on "The Eighth Of January," in true bluegrass fashion. A banjo picker for over 60 years, Robert W. Crouch held an influential role

  • Ken Davidson passes

    Ken Davidson manning his Kanawha Records booth at Union Grove in 1971 - photo by Carl Fleischhauer Ken Davidson, perhaps best known for founding Kanawha Records in 1963, passed away on December 20, 2016. He was aged 75. Kenneth Harold Davidson was

  • Bob Redford passes

    Bob Redford, one of the original founders of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, died on December 17. He was 78 years of age. A life long Kansan, Bob served as the President of the Walnut Valley Association for more

  • Tom Ratliff passes

    Tom Ratliff, a fixture in the bluegrass scene in east Tennessee for many years, passed away on October 30. He was 79 years of age and died from the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Tom was a passionate bluegrass fan

  • Al Batten passes

    Alton Tharse Batten, known widely as Al, passed away on Sunday, November 20. He was 68 years of age. Al was born and raised in Selma, NC where he lived his entire life. He led the popular bluegrass group, Al Batten &

  • Jim Greer remembered 

    Ohio banjo player Jim Greer passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine, Ohio.  He was 74 years old and he had been battling cancer. James Marvin ‘Jim’ Greer was born in West Liberty, Logan County,

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