• Bluegrass promoter Frank Jurney passes

    The bluegrass world, his former firefighting colleagues, and thousand of local athletes are mourning the passing of Frank Jurney, who died Saturday after a long illness. He was 79. Frank was one of those guys who became a great friend the

  • Joe Diffie passes from corona virus

    Joe Diffie, perennial country singer and songwriter - and former and occasional bluegrass artist - has died today from complications of the corona virus. He was 61 years of age. It had been announced on Friday that he had tested positive

  • H G Roberts passes

    HG Roberts, Sr., one of the original and most fervent backers of the Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville died March 22 in Joelton, TN. He was 94 years of age. In addition to his vigorous and ongoing support of the

  • Eric Weissberg passes

    Eric Weissberg, banjo player, multi-instrumentalist, and singer passed away on March 22, (2020) in a nursing home near Detroit, Michigan, aged 80.  He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for many years.  Born in New York City on August 16, 1939,

  • Robin Smith passes

    Robin Smith with one of his Heartland Banjos - photo by Dustin Ogdin Robin Smith, noted Nashville banjo luthier and musician, has died following emergency heart surgery last week. He was 71 years of age. Many banjo players have taken advantage of

  • Mac Benford passes

    Mac Benford, celebrated old time banjo player, died on February 15 at age 79. He had been diagnosed with a stage 4 lung cancer three years ago. On noting his passing, his family expressed gratitude for having had this much additional

  • Mike Lilly passes

    Mike Lilly, celebrated banjo player and singer from Ohio, died yesterday (2/12) in hospice care after going into renal failure a few days ago. He was 70 years of age. Mike had been a banjo picker since he was just a