• Roy Clark passes

    The bluegrass and banjo playing world has lost a great champion today, as we note the passing of singer and multi-instrumentalist, Roy Clark. The smiling face of the banjo for so many Americans as a host on Hee-Haw for nearly

  • Hisashi Ozaki passes

    Photo of Hisashi Ozaki © Darwin Davidson Japanese bluegrass music pioneer Hisashi Ozaki passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 10, 2018, as he was preparing to go for a recording session for a regular radio program on Kamakura FM the following

  • Larry Waltman passes

    An important figure in the bluegrass and traditional country music community in southeastern Pennsylvania has left us. Larry Waltman, longtime proprietor of the Sunset Music Park in Jennersville, died on October 29. He was 100 years old. Sunset Park hosted outdoor

  • Mike Blackburn passes

    West Virginia bluegrass musician and songwriter Mike Blackburn died at his home on October 8. He was 58 years of age, and had been dealing with health problems this past few years. Mike had performed with a number of groups in

  • Mark Giejda passes

    Bluegrass Today expresses our grief on the passing of Mark Giejda, husband of bluegrass artist and valued client, Cindy G. Many folks noted Cindy's absence during the recent World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh last month, especially with her new Moonshiner's

  • Andy Goessling passes

    Andy Goessling on stage with Railroad Earth - photo © Dylan Langille Andy Goessling, co-founder and multi-instrumentalist with jamgrass favorites, Railroad Earth, has died. Not much information has been released, though the band has confirmed Andy's passing, and no cause of death has

  • Michael Lindsey passes

    Fans of The Lindsey Family, a bluegrass Gospel group from central Kentucky, are mourning with the family today.  Michael John Daniel Lindsey, who played mandolin with the family group, has died. He was 11 years of age, and had been fighting

  • Judy Carrier remembered

    Judy Carrier passed away on July 30, 2018 in Portland, TN. She was 76 years old, and had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease during her last few years. Born in Ludlow, MA, on June 23, 1942, Judith Ann Reed was a bluegrass

  • Tom KcKinney passes

    Banjo virtuoso Tom McKinney passed away peacefully at the CarePartners Hospice Center, Asheville on Friday morning, August 31, 2018. He was 76 years old.  Thomas Haynes (Tom) McKinney III was born on November 25, 1941, in Orange County, Florida, was a

  • Billy Ray Latham passes

    Billy Ray Latham, the gregarious banjo player and showman with The Kentucky Colonels, died on Sunday in Nashville at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 80 years of age. Friends say that Billy had been in poor health of late,