• Peter Cooper passes

    Writer, singer, songwriter, and popular Nashville personality Peter Cooper has died following a serious head injury sustained over the weekend. He was 52 years of age. For years Cooper wrote about music for Nashville's paper, The Tennessean, and moved to the

  • Dudley Murphy passes

    Dudley Murphy, top-rated flatpick guitarist with Radio Flyer, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022. He was 82 years of age.   Born on April 16, 1940, in Danville, Kentucky, Murphy's interest in music began during his high school days in

  • Randy Gray passes

    Allen Mills with his friend Randy Gray at the 2017 Colorado River Festival When we spoke with Allen Mills of Lost & Found fame earlier this week, it was because he wanted to let us know of the passing of his

  • Tommy Cordell passes

    West Virginia fiddler Tommy Cordell passed away in Florida on September 30, 2022. He was 65 years of age.  Born in Saint Albans, West Virginia, on March 2, 1957, Thomas 'Tommy' Cordell had, in his own words, been a "fiddle, guitar, mandolin

  • Joe Bussard passes

    Joe Bussard (pronounced 'Boosard') passed away peacefully at home on Monday evening, September 26, 2022. He was 86 years old.  Joseph "Joe" Edward Bussard Jr., a collector of 78-rpm records, was born July 11, 1936, in Frederick, Maryland.  He picked up the

  • Buddy Spurlock passes

    Kentucky banjo player Buddy Spurlock, also known in his later years as Bud, died on Wednesday, September 21, in Prestonsburg, KY at the Riverview Nursing Home. He was 81 years of age. Born in eastern Kentucky in 1941 as Vernon Spurlock, Buddy came to

  • Herschel Sizemore passes 

    Mandolin maestro Herschel Sizemore passed away on Friday morning, September 9, 2022 at his home in Roanoke, VA. He was 87 years of age.  Herschel Lee Sizemore was born on August 6, 1935, in Sheffield (near Muscle Shoals), Alabama, and raised

  • Steve Arkin passes

    Noted banjo and guitar player, and former Blue Grass Boy, Steve Arkin, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts, following a cerebral aneurysm. 78 years of age when he passed, he was to be considered to be

  • Donald Brady passes

    Donald Brady - photos by Katie Danielle Photography For almost 15 years, Donald Brady opened up his grandfather's farm in Coleridge in central North Carolina on the last Saturday of the month for food, fellowship, and bluegrass music. On Sunday, August