• John Viers passes

    John Viers, a popular and prominent banjo banjo in southwestern Virginia, has died. He passed away on November 21 at 78 years of age. Born John Thomas Viers in 1943 in Hiwassee, VA, he started playing banjo in the third grade

  • David Surette passes

    David Surette, beloved New England guitarist, mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, died December 20 following a six year battle with cancer. He was 58 years of age. Surette was well known among players, students, and fans of old time and bluegrass music,

  • Kyle Wood passes

    Kyle Wood, noted bluegrass mandolinist and vocalist, and founding member of Crucial Smith, died on December 19 following a long illness. He was 55 years of age. Born Ronald Kyle Wood in Nashville in 1966, he was educated at Ohio Valley

  • James Easter passes 

    James Easter, the last surviving member of bluegrass Gospel group, The Easter Brothers, passed away on December 10, 2021. He was 89 years of age and had been admitted to hospital on November 29, 2021, then moved to ICU after

  • Pete Corum passes

    Photo of Pete Corum on the left courtesy of Jim Beaver. Pete Corum, perhaps best known for his time with bluegrass great Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass during the mid-1970s, passed away on December 1, 2021. He was 73. From Burlington,

  • Gary Scruggs passes

    Gary Scruggs, Grammy winner, songwriter, musician, and eldest son of the late Earl and Louise Scruggs, passed away on December 1, 2021. He was 72 years of age.  Gary Eugene Scruggs who was born on May 18, 1949, in Knoxville, Tennessee,

  • Bill Holden passes

    One of the Blue Grass Boys of the mid-1970s, Bill Holden, passed away suddenly in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 15, 2021 at the age of 71.  William O'Neal 'Bill' Holden was born on July 25, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas, and

  • ‘Living metronome’ Jason Moore passes

    Jason Moore with Sideline at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photos by Frank Baker The bluegrass world is running short of positive adjectives following Sunday’s unexpected death of Jason Moore, the 47-year-old bass player for Sideline. "Great. "Amazing." "Superb." They and dozens