• Dieter Rahner passes

    This remembrance is a contribution from Mark Stoffel, mandolinist with Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, a native of Germany. The German bluegrass scene is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved and iconic members. Dieter Rahner, multi-instrumentalist, founder

  • Mike O’Reilly passes

    The widely respected and very popular singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian, Mike O'Reilly passed away on June 1, 2021, following a bout with cancer of the liver. He was 76. Born December 10, 1944, in Seaton (Devon) England, Michael Howard O'Reilly emigrated

  • Tommy Edwards passes

    Much-loved traditional bluegrass musician and teacher, Thomas 'Tommy' Edwards, a North Carolina native, passed away on Saturday morning, May 22, 2021.  He was 75 years old and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Born in Siler City on

  • Jim Peva passes

    Very close friend of Bill Monroe's and Bean Blossom attendee for over 55 years, James 'Jim' Peva passed away on May 5, 2021. He was 92 years old.  James Richard Peva was born near Evansville, Indiana, on May 7, 1928, spending

  • John Hickman passes

    John Hickman, noted California banjo player, died on May 11 following a long illness. He passed away quietly in his sleep, at home with his wife, Sue, by his side. He was 78 years of age. Though known largely for his

  • Mike Dean passes

    The Ohio bluegrass family has lost a beloved member. "Big Mike" Dean, who played banjo with New Outlook, passed away on May 4. He was 64 years of age. Mike always had a ready smile, a good joke (sometimes at your

  • Stan Alford passes

    Stan Alford, a familiar face at bluegrass festivals across the Carolinas, passed away on Sunday, May 2. He was 67 years of age. A dedicated bluegrass lover, Stan was affectionately known as "Stan the flyer man" by his festival friends. For

  • Dave Denman passes

    Noted Indiana bluegrass musician Dave Denman has died, passing on April 20 from multiple complications associated with COVID-19. He had just turned 65 years of age. Many bluegrass fans will recall Dave as a member of a very early edition of

  • Phil Zimmerman passes

    Phil Zimmerman, New England bluegrass musician, photographer, and author of the 2008 photo book, Bluegrass Time, has died this morning. He was 76 years of age, and had been diagnosed with cancer last fall.  Raised in the midwest, Phil heard the