• Dick Freeland : A Career Overview

    As previously reported, Charles Richard ‘Dick’ Freeland passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at his home after a prolonged illness. He was 76 years...

  • 2014 IBMA Award nominees

    The nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced this evening in Nashville. Awards will be presented on October 2 at the Duke Energy Center for the...

  • Phil Leadbetter ready for round two

    Within the close-knit community of bluegrass musicians, there are few figures as widely beloved as Phil Leadbetter. This prominent reso-guitarist has worked at the top...

  • Friday at HoustonFest 2014

    In 2010 the bluegrass community lost a young solider, banjo player and fireman, Houston Caldwell. His love for the banjo and dedication to his community through...

  • George Shuffler laid to rest

    This report (and photos) from George Shuffler's funeral service yesterday comes from Becky Johnson, host of The Bluegrass Breakdown Show. It airs Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m....

  • George Shuffler: A Career Overview

    Born in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 11, 1925, George Saunders Shuffler was a very significant creative force in the bluegrass music world. Shuffler is best...

  • Tom Gray on George Shuffler

    This reminiscence comes courtesy of Tom Gray, among the most prominent bass players in the history of bluegrass music. He spent memorable time as a...

  • George Shuffler passes

    Another leading light of the first generation of bluegrass artists has passed. George Shuffler, long time member of both The Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley...

  • A Baker’s Dozen for 2013

    My mailbox and inbox overflowed with music in 2013, as sure a sign as any that bluegrass is alive and well. There’s good news and...