• Don Sowards passes

    Don Sowards, leader of the Laurel Mountain Boys, an excellent song-writer, singer and fine mandolin player, passed away at his home in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was 87 years old. Donald Ray Sowards, Sr. was born

  • Ralph King passes

    Ralph A. King passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Zephyrhills Hospital in Zephyrhills, Florida, following an apparent heart attack. He was 81 years old. Born on May 2, 1936, in Dabolt, Kentucky, King was a former member of the

  • Jake Landers passes

    The bluegrass world has lost another of its beloved second generation pioneers today with the passing of Jake Landers. He was 79 years of age and had been ill for some time. Jake was a fixture in the bluegrass scene in

  • Harold Goad passes

    Harold Goad, long time member of The Village Singers, died on January 14 in Texas. He was 78 years of age, and passed away at home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. Born in Cascade, MO, Harold started playing music

  • David Sebring passes

    The Bluegrass Band - Dave Sebring, in the middle on bass © Stephanie P. Ledgin David Sebring passed away on January 4, 2018. He was in hospice care at McKendree Village, Hermitage, near Nashville. Sebring was 66 years old. Born on August

  • Curly Seckler passes

    The bluegrass world has lost one of its last connections to the first generation of bluegrass artists with the passing today of Curly Seckler. He had turned 98 years old on Christmas day, and died peacefully just after noon in

  • Miggie Lewis passes

    Ms Nannie Omega "Miggie" Lewis passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. For many years she sang with her sisters, brother, and parents as the Lewis Family, perhaps the most beloved bluegrass

  • Fletcher Bright passes

    Fletcher Bright at Bluegrass on the Grass 2015 - photos by Frank Baker Fletcher Bright, noted bluegrass fiddler, businessman, and philanthropist, died early Christmas morning. He was 86 years of age. He was a beloved and well-known figure in all three spheres,

  • Kirby Parker, RIP

    Kirby Parker, a two-time president of the Alabama Bluegrass Music Association and widely known ambassador of bluegrass music, died Monday after suffering from ALS. Parker led the Log Cabin Band, named after his home in Leeds, AL, where he hosted a

  • Orrin Star passes

    Noted guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist, and music educator, Orrin Star, died this morning following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62 years old. Originally from New Jersey, Orrin came to prominence in 1976 when he took first place in the National