• Jim McCown passes

    Jim McCown, noted bluegrass banjo player, audio engineer, and old time fiddler, passed away suddenly on October 7 in Hardy, KY. He was 80 years of age. Bluegrass audiences first came to know Jim in the early 1970s through the band

  • Russell Easter passes

    Prolific songwriter, musician, performer, and man of strong faith, Russell Easter, 90, eldest of the Easter Brothers, died on Tuesday, September 29. Easter passed away at Central Continuing Care in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Born on April 22, 1930 to the late

  • William E. ‘Bill’ McEuen passes

    William E McEuen, known widely as Bill, has passed at 79 years of age. He died on Thursday, September 24, with the news shared by his brother, prolific multi-instrumentalist and award winning artist, John McEuen. Bill had been involved in John's

  • Margaret ‘Bonnie Lou’ Moore passes

    Margaret Louise Bell Moore, better known to television audiences in the 1960s as Bonnie Lou Moore, died on September 21. She was 93 years of age. Together with her husband, Hubert, they performed as Bonnie Lou & Buster Moore, finding a

  • Jim Brewer Jr. passes

    Jim Brewer Jr., best known for his long-time involvement with the Kentucky Ramblers, passed away on September 12, 2020, after being diagnosed with Leukemia and struggling several months with health issues. He was 82 years old. Finley Jerome (Jim) Brewer Jr.

  • Steve Gulley passes

    There are a couple of clichés used to describe a good guy. One is he would give you the shirt off his back. The other is that he didn’t seem to have an enemy in the world. Both of those are

  • Harold Mitchell passes

    Harold Michell, bluegrass and old-time music DJ, and MC at Galax Old Fiddlers Convention for many years, passed away on August 5, 2020. Born near Fries, Virginia, and raised in nearby Stevens Creek, he was 82 years old.  The radio first

  • Kenny Ingram passes

    The bluegrass music world is in shock today at the news that lifelong banjo player Kenny Ingram died yesterday evening after suffering a massive stroke. He was 67 years of age. Kenny had spent his youth performing with two of the

  • Dan Kelly passes

    We have learned this morning of the sudden passing Wednesday night of Dan Kelly, fiddler, prominent Nashvillian, and member of the popular act, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. Details are few at this point, but we have this statement issued by the