• Mike Dean passes

    The Ohio bluegrass family has lost a beloved member. "Big Mike" Dean, who played banjo with New Outlook, passed away on May 4. He was 64 years of age. Mike always had a ready smile, a good joke (sometimes at your

  • Stan Alford passes

    Stan Alford, a familiar face at bluegrass festivals across the Carolinas, passed away on Sunday, May 2. He was 67 years of age. A dedicated bluegrass lover, Stan was affectionately known as "Stan the flyer man" by his festival friends. For

  • Dave Denman passes

    Noted Indiana bluegrass musician Dave Denman has died, passing on April 20 from multiple complications associated with COVID-19. He had just turned 65 years of age. Many bluegrass fans will recall Dave as a member of a very early edition of

  • Phil Zimmerman passes

    Phil Zimmerman, New England bluegrass musician, photographer, and author of the 2008 photo book, Bluegrass Time, has died this morning. He was 76 years of age, and had been diagnosed with cancer last fall.  Raised in the midwest, Phil heard the

  • Yves Aerts passes

    Yves Aerts - photo © Ann Jansen Belgian guitarist, Yves Aerts, died tragically in a boating accident in Sweden, where he had been living. He was 45 years of age. A great lover of nature and the outdoors, Yves and his girlfriend

  • Station Inn owner J.T. Gray passes

    J.T. Gray, who transformed the Station Inn into a must-make stop amid Nashville's glitzier clubs, died over the weekend, the venue's Facebook page announced Sunday. He was 75 years of age. Gray, inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame in September,

  • Smokin’ Joe Moore passes

    From Australia comes sad news for bluegrass radio listeners down under. Smokin' Joe Moore, whose regular radio programs on 4DDD and 102.7FM in Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and the Lockyer Valley, passed away on February 17. He was 79 years of

  • Berk Bryant passes

    Berkley O. "Berk" Bryant, known as "The Country Gentleman" on both stage and radio, passed away on Christmas Eve 2020 at Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lynchburg, VA. He was 90 years of age, and had been

  • Curtis McPeake passes

    One of the originators of modern bluegrass banjo, Curtis McPeake, passed away at his home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was 93 years old and had recently been hospitalized briefly. McPeake was born on October 9,