• Jeff Davis passes

    Bluegrass has lost another of its fold. Western North Carolina multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Davis, of Marion, passed away suddenly this weekend at 52. His biggest gig was playing mandolin for Charlie Waller in the Country Gentlemen, but Davis grew up performing

  • Ian Tyson passes

    Ian Tyson photo © Peter Scoular (used by permission) Celebrated Canadian folk singer and songwriter Ian Tyson has died today at 89 years of age. Though his career was focused on folk music, a number of Tyson's songs have been memorably recorded

  • Troy Brammer passes

    Banjo player Troy Brammer passed away on December 11, 2022, at the age of 90.  Troy Shirley Brammer was born on July 24, 1932, and raised in Patrick County, Virginia, but settled and lived the rest of his years in Collinsville,

  • Peter Cooper passes

    Writer, singer, songwriter, and popular Nashville personality Peter Cooper has died following a serious head injury sustained over the weekend. He was 52 years of age. For years Cooper wrote about music for Nashville's paper, The Tennessean, and moved to the

  • Dudley Murphy passes

    Dudley Murphy, top-rated flatpick guitarist with Radio Flyer, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022. He was 82 years of age.   Born on April 16, 1940, in Danville, Kentucky, Murphy's interest in music began during his high school days in

  • Randy Gray passes

    Allen Mills with his friend Randy Gray at the 2017 Colorado River Festival When we spoke with Allen Mills of Lost & Found fame earlier this week, it was because he wanted to let us know of the passing of his

  • Tommy Cordell passes

    West Virginia fiddler Tommy Cordell passed away in Florida on September 30, 2022. He was 65 years of age.  Born in Saint Albans, West Virginia, on March 2, 1957, Thomas 'Tommy' Cordell had, in his own words, been a "fiddle, guitar, mandolin

  • Joe Bussard passes

    Joe Bussard (pronounced 'Boosard') passed away peacefully at home on Monday evening, September 26, 2022. He was 86 years old.  Joseph "Joe" Edward Bussard Jr., a collector of 78-rpm records, was born July 11, 1936, in Frederick, Maryland.  He picked up the

  • Buddy Spurlock passes

    Kentucky banjo player Buddy Spurlock, also known in his later years as Bud, died on Wednesday, September 21, in Prestonsburg, KY at the Riverview Nursing Home. He was 81 years of age. Born in eastern Kentucky in 1941 as Vernon Spurlock, Buddy came to