• Dave “Hagar” Nelson passes

    This remembrance of Hagar Nelson is a contribution from Art Stevenson of Art Stevenson & High Water in Wisconsin. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our old friend and band mate Dave “Hagar” Nelson on July 5, 2019,

  • Yesterday’s Heartache from Kristy Cox

    Mountain Fever Records has released the first single from their upcoming album from Australian bluegrass songbird, Kristy Cox. It's a new song from Jerry Salley, Kelli Kingrey, and Bruce Carpenter, Yesterday's Heartache, which Cox gives a bluesy, mid-tempo reading with a crisp bluegrass accompaniment.

  • LeRoy Mumma passes

    LeRoy E Mumma passed away peacefully at his home in Denver, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 2019, aged 82. He had been having health issues for several years.  Mumma (pronounced MOOmaw) was born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, played with some famous names in

  • Hoyt Herbert passes

    Hoyt Herbert, 87 year old NC banjoist and former deejay of Sunday Evening Bluegrass on WFMX radio in Statesville, NC,  passed away on July 5.  A veteran of the Korean War (USAF 1951-55), Herbert began picking banjo at age 14, citing

  • Looking For A Reason from Ronnie Bowman

    Have I mentioned how nice it is having Ronnie Bowman active in bluegrass again? The former Lost and Found and Lonesome River Band vocalist was away for awhile after he found success in Nashville as a songwriter, but since re-emerging

  • Doyle Lawson to Billy Blue Records

    Doyle Lawson is the latest bluegrass artist to join Billy Blue Records, the new Nashville label run by Ed Leonard of Daywind Music Group and noted singer/songwriter Jerry Salley. This signing completes the first year of the label's existence, from its

  • Ronnie Barnes passes

    One of the most talented and creative bluegrass musicians ever to emerge from eastern Virginia has left us. Ron Barnes, known to friends as Ronnie, died on June 30 at his home. He was 64 years of age. Ronnie had suffered

  • Rebekah Long schedules a break for surgery

    Nashville-based bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader Rebekah Long has announced a break in her summer touring schedule for back surgery. Long tells us that she broke her lower back (pars interarticularis) recently, and will be having fusion surgery on July 19