• Margaret Holt passes

    If there's such a thing as a Matriarch of Bluegrass, Margaret Holt would certainly be in the running. We have learned from her family that she died on Sunday, September 8, at the age of 96. Her sons Aubrey, Jerry, and Tom

  • Leo Duffy passes

    Leo Duffy, one half of the English bluegrass duo, the Duffy Brothers, passed away on Saturday, August 17 from bowel cancer, which had only very recently been diagnosed. The Duffy brothers, Leo (banjo) and Ray (guitar), mixed bluegrass music – with

  • Arrangements for Bobby Slone

    A quick update on the death of long-time fiddler and bass player Bobby Sloan, who died on August 12 from rectal cancer at 77 years of age. Knowing of the seriousness of his health, Bobby Slone had previously requested that at

  • Bobby Slone passes

    We have learned that fiddle and bass player Bobby Slone passed away yesterday (12 August). He was suffering with cancer and had been ill for some time. Slone is most famous for his part in the J.D. Crowe and the New

  • Cowboy Jack Clement passes at 82

    One of the most influential men in the history of American music has passed away. Primarily known for his work in country music, Cowboy Jack Clement's influence runs the gamut including country, rock and roll, folk, bluegrass, and more. A

  • On This Day #16 – Andy Townend

    On this day …. On July 21, 1998, ace British mandolin player Andy Townend passed away in the Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, after a short illness. He was aged 46. Born on January 12, 1952, he was a

  • Fiddlin’ Dwight Moody passes

    Dwight Moody, noted fiddler, music businessman, and pastor, passed away this morning at the age of 83. He had developed a respiratory virus in December of 2011 while touring in Europe, from which he never fully recovered, and was living in

  • Harry Lane passes

    Harry Lane, noted boutique banjo builder, and artisan craftsman, passed away early Tuesday morning (7/9) in Savannah, GA after a brief and ultimately terminal battle with brain cancer. He was 72 years of age, born December 1, 1941 as Raymond

  • Furman Wilson passes

    Furman Roger Wilson, a founding member of the Primitive Quartet, passed away on Tuesday morning, July 2, at the age of 71. The Primitive Quartet was originally founded in 1973 by two sets of brothers—Furman and Norman Wilson, and Larry and

  • Kenny Sloas passes

    Kenny Sloas, banjo player with the Sloas Brothers band and the Dixie Play Boys, passed away on Thursday morning, June 20. William McKinley ‘Kenny’ Sloas, 78 of Isonville, Kentucky, was born September 4, 1934. He was one of six brothers all