• John Goodson passes

    John Goodson, 54, banjo-picker with the NC-based bluegrass Gospel group, The Gospel Plowboys, recognized by their motto "Pray before you play," tight four-part harmonies, and attire of white shirts, red ties, and bib overalls, passed away on Tuesday, May 21.

  • Clyde Franklin remembered

    Clyde Franklin, former proprietor of The Bluegrass Center in Asheville, NC,  passed away on April 15, 2019, at home in Johnson City, Tennessee, after a long illness. He was 80 years old.  Clyde Ray Franklin, Jr. was born in Somers, New

  • John Starling passes

    John Starling, one of the smoothest voices in bluegrass and a founding member of the Seldom Scene, died Thursday night in Fredericksburg, VA. The Grammy winner and member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame was 79. Starling was the last surviving

  • Al Shusterman passes

    Al Shusterman, a longtime presence in the California bluegrass scene, died April 24 after a fall at his home. He was 75. Shusterman spent more than three decades as a DJ, and was still working for KUBU in the Sacramento area

  • Larry Carter passes

    Larry Carter, one of east Tennessee's most popular bluegrass personalities, died yesterday from a sudden and massive heart attack. He was 62 years of age. His close friend Steve Gulley tells us that Larry had complained of some occasional chest pain

  • John Eberle passes

    John Eberle, a mastering engineer of the highest order in Nashville, died April 12 at at Dickson Health and Rehab in Dickson, TN. He was 79 years of age. It would be impossible to overstate Eberle's importance in music industry circles.

  • Bob Cornett passes

    Bob Cornett, a leader in bluegrass festival management in the eastern United States died on April 11. He was 89 years of age. Cornett and his family launched a number on festivals that are still in operation. In 1974 he and

  • Preston Thompson passes

    The world of steel stringed acoustic guitar is in mourning today following the passing of Preston Thompson yesterday. He was 62 years old, and had been ill since last summer following complications from surgery. As the designer and original luthier for

  • Remembering Larry Davis

    A memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon, March 17, to remember and reflect on the many talents of Larry Glenn Davis, 77, of Asheboro, NC, who passed away on February 27. A large crowd gathered inside Sunset Theater to

  • Rick Johnson passes

    Rick Johnson, once of Southern Blend, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. He was 64 years old and lived in Stanford, KY.  Dennis Richard “Rick” Johnson was born on January 5, 1955, in Indianapolis.  He came from a family of musicians