• ‘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

  • Randy Scruggs passes

    Randy Scruggs, son of banjo icon Earl Scruggs and former Flatt & Scruggs manager, Louise Scruggs, died yesterday. He was 64 years of age, and had been ill for a brief period of time. Though all three of the Scruggs boys

  • Ernie Thacker passes

    Ernie Thacker could have quit a hundred times since that awful April night 12 years ago, when a car crash cut short his solo bluegrass career and left him paralyzed below the waist. But he didn’t. He sang when he could,

  • Wade Macey passes

    Banjo player Wade Macey passed away peacefully on March 26, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 82 years old. A Mount Airy resident, Dr. Wade Thomas Macey was born in the Surry