• Mac Martin passes

    The first-generation bluegrass lead singer, guitar picker, and band leader from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, William (Bill) Dermot "Mac Martin" Colleran passed away on Monday morning, February 28, 2022. He was 96 and would have been 97 on April 26th.  He built quite

  • Aidan McGale remembered

    Aidan McGale, a member of the country and bluegrass band, the Knotty Pine String Band, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. He was 66 years old.  McGale grew up a first cousin of the legendary Paul Brady in 'Sweet Omey

  • Jim Duty passes

    Jim Duty, longtime Ohio fiddler and founder of the Open Highway band, died on January 22. He was 66 years of age. Born James S. Duty, Jr, Jim was always especially drawn to bluegrass Gospel music, and wrote many new songs

  • Jim Horn passes

    Jim Horn, bluegrass Gospel singer and left-handed guitarist from Martin County, Kentucky, passed away on January 30, 2022, at his home in Warfield, Kentucky. He was 89 years of age. James Henry Horn was born on March 25, 1932, and was

  • Jimmy Kennedy passes

    Bluegrass bass player Jimmy Kennedy from Robbins, NC, passed away February 4, from a rare type of lung cancer. The 65-year-old owned and operated the 705 Music House for several years.  Located on NC Highway 705 southeast off Seagrove, the Music

  • Bill Mollman passes

    Bill Mollman, bluegrass multi-instrumentalist from Asheboro, NC, passed away on January 25, 2022. He was 76 years old. Mollman shared his love of music by performing and teaching banjo and guitar for many years. He played upright bass with the Bluegrass

  • Alex DePue passes

    Alex DePue, the fiddling sensation of The DePue Brothers, died this past Thursday, January 27, as a result of a car accident while he was in Mexico. He was 49 years of age. Alex, and his brothers, performed an interesting mix

  • Ronnie Kidd passes

    Ronnie Kidd with bass (right) - photo by Katie Danielle Photography Ronnie Kidd, 67, of Seagrove, NC, passed away on January 25. He was an active member of his church, a Gideon, a Mason, and an avid bluegrass enthusiast. An accomplished

  • George Winn passes

    Veteran mandolin player, singer, and bandleader George Winn passed away on early Sunday evening, January 23, 2022, at the age of 88.  He was born in Kenbridge, Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1933, and thanks to encouraging parents and the help of

  • Shorty Byrd passes

    If you camped at central North Carolina bluegrass festivals such as Big Lick Festival in April, Doyle Lawson's on Mother's Day weekend, Lil' John’s on Labor Day weekend, or Willow Oak in June, you might have crossed paths with Shorty