• Glen Campbell passes

    We share the sadness in the rest of the music world as news breaks today that Glen Campbell, celebrated country singer and guitarist, has died at the age of 81. Campbell had been suffering this past few years from Alzheimer's

  • Ralph Lewis passes

    Former Blue Grass Boy, Ralph Lewis passed away on Saturday evening, August 5, 2017. He was 89 years of age, the son of a seventh son who was born son of a seventh son. Born on April 25, 1928, in Madison

  • Glen “Cookie” Inman passes

    Only 70 years old, Glen "Cookie" Inman left this earth for a better home on Friday July 14, 2017. His big smile and charismatic sense of humor will be missed sorely in the bluegrass community. While trimming grass at his

  • Mo Lebowitz passes

    Mo Lebowitz, passionate mandolinist and beloved member of the bluegrass community in New York, died on Sunday, June 25. He was 84 years of age. Though he never achieved notoriety for his mandolin playing, Mo had friends all across the US,

  • Daves Evans passes

    Bluegrass music lost one of its most iconic characters and soulful mountain-style singers with the passing of Dave Evans on Sunday evening, June 25. He was 65 years of age. Evans had given much of his life to bluegrass, developing a

  • Shelby Jewell passes

    Shelby Jewell, who founded The Bluegrass Kinsmen back in the early 1970s, passed away on June 17 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80 years of age. The Kinsmen were launched in 1971 by Shelby and his brother, Ebby, who

  • Tony Williams passes

    Tony Williams, bluegrass entrepreneur, promoter, and all-around friend to the music died this morning in the hospital near his home in Kentucky from multiple post-surgical complications. He was 70 years of age. Though he was involved in multiple aspects of the

  • James Watson passes

    James Watson, noted clawhammer banjo player and entertainer from Roanoke, AL, died June 1, 2017 from pulmonary heart disease and complications of type II diabetes. He was 81 years of age. For many years Watson performed as a member of Doodle

  • 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

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