Congratulations to the Pennells

Eva Lauren PennellFriends of Julie and John Pennell will be delighted by the news of the arrival of their first born, Eva Lauren Pennell, born on March 1, 2009, at 8:22 a.m. She weighed in at 6 lbs, 11.5 ozs. Mother and daughter are well.

John Pennell is a founder member of Union Station and the writer of many of the songs on the first album by Alison Krauss & Union Station. He is also noted for Devil On A Plow by Charlie Sizemore, Carry Me Across The Mountain by Dan Tyminski, The Wizard Of Oz by Sam Bush, Lost And Found by Sally Jones, and Jacob’s Dream, another Alison Krauss block-buster.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.