• Freddie Goodhart passes

    Freddie Goodhart with one of his prized antique vehicles - photo by Tom King Freddie Goodhart, a life-long bluegrass banjo and mandolin player, passed away on March 12 in Florida. He was 89 years of age. Born Frederick Phillips McCormick-Goodhart, he gave

  • Hubert Cooke passes

    Hubert Cooke of the Cooke Duet and the Singing Cookes passed away on Monday afternoon, March 12, 2018, due to a heart attack. He is thought to have been 83 years old and he passed away shortly before a birthday

  • Steve Mandell passes

    Steve Mandell, who played one of the most recognizable guitar parts in bluegrass history, died today. Mandell, who stayed active in the Baltimore-area bluegrass community until his death, had prostate cancer. If you live away from the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area, you might

  • Jeff Hooker passes

    Jeff Hooker, North Carolina musician, passed away on March 6 following a bout with cancer. He was 62 years of age. Known as a mandolinist, Jeff was also a fine bluegrass singer and songwriter. His most well-know song was surely I'll

  • Don Hoos passes 

    Don Hoos with his son, David, in the mid 1960s Donald F Hoos passed away on February 25, 2018 in Skokie, north of Chicago, Illinois. He was 81 years old. He had been sick for the past six months and was

  • Wes Rineer passes 

    Band photo, on right: Wes Rineer, Joe Ed King, Ted Lundy, and Bob Paisley Wes Rineer, a five-string bass player, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Florida. He was 79

  • Sam Wilson passes

    Sam Wilson of Campton in Wolfe County, eastern Kentucky, passed away at The Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center, Hazard, Kentucky, on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the relatively young age of 69. He had a stroke about 10

  • Don Sowards passes

    Don Sowards, leader of the Laurel Mountain Boys, an excellent song-writer, singer and fine mandolin player, passed away at his home in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was 87 years old. Donald Ray Sowards, Sr. was born

  • Ralph King passes

    Ralph A. King passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Zephyrhills Hospital in Zephyrhills, Florida, following an apparent heart attack. He was 81 years old. Born on May 2, 1936, in Dabolt, Kentucky, King was a former member of the

  • Jake Landers passes

    The bluegrass world has lost another of its beloved second generation pioneers today with the passing of Jake Landers. He was 79 years of age and had been ill for some time. Jake was a fixture in the bluegrass scene in

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