• Bill Holden passes

    One of the Blue Grass Boys of the mid-1970s, Bill Holden, passed away suddenly in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 15, 2021 at the age of 71.  William O'Neal 'Bill' Holden was born on July 25, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas, and

  • ‘Living metronome’ Jason Moore passes

    Jason Moore with Sideline at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photos by Frank Baker The bluegrass world is running short of positive adjectives following Sunday’s unexpected death of Jason Moore, the 47-year-old bass player for Sideline. "Great. "Amazing." "Superb." They and dozens

  • John Hutchison passes

    John Hutchison, Ohio bluegrass legend and life-long musical renegade, died on November 2 from complications of colon cancer. He was 81 years of age. John, also widely known as JD, and his brother, Bob, likewise recently deceased, performed together as The Hutchison

  • Wayne Miller passes

    Wayne Miller, banjo picker from Asheboro, NC, died on October 21, 2021, after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 72. Starting in the late 1970s, Miller played in a band called the Randolph Express (named after the North Carolina

  • Arvil Freeman passes

    Bluegrass and old-time fiddle player Arvil Freeman passed away peacefully during the early hours of Thursday morning, October 21, 2021, at 89 years of age. He is known for his distinctively personal style, with a smooth and melodic long bow

  • Kerry Hay passes

    Kerry Hay, longtime owner and proprietor of Hay Holler Records, died at home on October 13. He was 89 years of age. He was born in Dickenson County, VA and attended Haysi High School, after which he enlisted in the Air

  • Alabama banjo picker Jake Abrams passes

    Jake Abrams, long time banjo player and bluegrass artist in Alabama and Louisiana, died on October 3 from complications of the COVID-19 virus. He was 58 years of age. A native of Tuscaloosa, Jake was living in Lake Charles, LA at