• George McCeney passes

    George McCeney, one of the founders of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, died on August 11 at his home in Laurel, MD. He was 79 years of age and had been ill for some time. From the time he was a young man,

  • Harold Chriscoe passes

    Bluegrass pickers in central North Carolina have lost a good friend this week with the passing of Harold Chriscoe. He was 81 years old when he passed on July 25, surrounded by his family at home. Chriscoe had been repairing and eventually

  • Pete Goble passes

    Beloved bluegrass songwriter Pete Goble died today in Michigan. He was 86 years of age. Excluding Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Flatt & Scruggs, it is unlikely that anyone has contributed as many songs to the bluegrass canon as Pete. Both

  • ‘Tootie’ Williams passes

    Harless Williams, or Tooter / Tootie, as he was known, bass player with north Texas bluegrass group the Stone Mountain Boys, passed away on June 27, 2018, after various illnesses. He was 84 years old and the last living member

  • Dean Webb passes

    Bluegrass mandolin legend Dean Webb, of the Dillards (aka The Darling Family on The Andy Griffith Show) fame from Salem, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was aged 81.  Roy Dean Webb was born on March 28, 1937,

  • Delia Bell passes

    Texas-born, Delia Bell passed away on June 15, 2018. She was 83 years of age.  Francis Leona "Delia" Bell was born in Bonham, Texas, on April 16, 1935.  The singer, songwriter,, and guitarist is perhaps best known for her work with Bill

  • Jon Sholle passes

    Noted New York guitarist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Sholle has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 70 years of age when he passed on May 17. Born and raised in New York City, Jon was active in the

  • Rick Fowler passes

    We heard this morning from Sam Passamano, President of Rural Rhythm Records in Nashville, with news of the passing of Rick Fowler, who had been serving as the label's National Sales and Promotions Director. He was only 64 years of

  • Brien Fain passes

    Brien Fain, a popular old time banjoist from Stuart, VA, died on April 18 following a prolonged illness. He was 46 years of age. A native of Virginia's Patrick County, Fain was at least a seventh-generation mountain musician, growing up in

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