• Vivian Williams passes

    Vivian Williams, fiddler, composer, recording artist, and writer, passed away on January 6, 2023 at the age of 84. She had been suffering with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig's disease, for a few years.   Vivian Tomlinson Williams was

  • James Cox departs Nothin Fancy

    James Cox, who has been playing bass for Virginia's Nothin Fancy since 2016, has announced that he is leaving the group. When he first came into the band, they described him as the quiet member as he mostly stayed still and

  • Nathan & Chesi Arnett to Turnberry Records

    Turnberry Records in California has been quite aggressive so far in 2023, already announcing their second new artists of the year this week, Nathan & Chesi Arnett. The Arnetts are a bluegrass couple from Magoffin County, Kentucky. Even though Chesi wasn't

  • Grady Hockett passes

    Grady Hockett, 81, of Greensboro, NC, passed away January 5. A longtime guitarist, dobroist, banjoist, singer, and songwriter, he was also the proprietor of the Rand Ol' Opry, a live music venue in Liberty, for many years. His love affair with

  • Carl Pagter passes 

    Co-founder of the California Bluegrass Association (CBA), Carl Pagter passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, in Virginia. He was 89 years old. Carl Richard Pagter was born on February 13, 1934, in Baltimore, and helped to form the San