• Ricky Ponder of Barbwire diagnosed with cancer

    Ricky Ponder on guitar with Barbwire Bluegrass Ricky Ponder of Georgia's Barbwire Bluegrass has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and is undergoing treatment near his home in Manchester. The band had been an invited showcase artist at the 2014 World Of Bluegrass

  • Bluegrass benefit for Georgia tornado victims

    Repeated examples over the years have showed that bluegrass people are some of the most generous folks around - always quick to help someone in need within our community, either through benefit shows or direct assistance. Just such a concert is

  • Jimmy Ross to Barbwire

    Resonator guitarist Jimmy Ross is the newest member of Barbwire Bluegrass, based in Georgia. He had worked previously with Frances Mooney and Fontanna Sunset. Barbwire is a father-and-son outfit, with Ricky Ponder on guitar, his son Ben on bass, and Gary