• 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

  • 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

  • Robert Fraker passes

    This obituary is a contribution from Stephen Mougin, head of Dark Shadow Recording and guitarist with the Sam Bush Band, and Tony Watt, who runs a bluegrass teaching program in Boston. The bluegrass community lost one of its truly extraordinary members

  • David Murph passes

    It is with a sad heart that we must report of the passing of Cleveland, North Carolina-based musician David Murph. Unfortunately, David had endured quite a lengthy illness and passed away this morning after having been placed in hospice care

  • Bill Bryson passes

    Bill Bryson, well-known west coast-based bass player, passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 30, 2017. He was 70 years old and had been ill for some time. He was a life-long musician, gifted instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, who, following his return

  • Scott Gould passes

    East Tennessee has lost one of its bluegrass heroes, with the unexpected passing of Scott Gould last week at 68 years of age. For many years, Scott had run The Violin and Fiddle School Of Music in Kingsport, TN, where he

  • Tammy Sullivan passes

    Tammy Sullivan, who with her father, Jerry, carried on the legacy of the Sullivan Family bluegrass Gospel group, passed away on April 20, 2017. She was just a young 52 years old, and she succumbed to the dreaded Cancer disease. Tammy

  • Buddy Pendleton passes

    Buddy Pendleton in 2008 - photo © Jake Penchansky Beloved southwest Virginia fiddler Buddy Pendleton passed away on March 24. He was 81 years of age. Back in the 1960s, he had performed with two of the most notable and influential bluegrass

  • Fay McGinnis passes

    Fay McGinnis, the president of the Stanley Brothers' Fan Club for a number of years, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was 89 years old and lived in the Wyandotte suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Fay M. McGinnis was born

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