• Alex Donahue to Kevin Prater Band

    Traditional bluegrass specialist Kevin Prater has announced another new face in his touring band this season. Alex Donahue has come aboard playing bass. Just 20 years old, he is competent on multiple instruments and has worked with a number of regional

  • Evan Winsor to Josh Turner on bass

    Yes... you're right. We don't typically report on personnel changes in the country music world. But we are delighted to let everyone know that bluegrass bass player Evan Winsor has scored the gig with country star Josh Turner. Anyone who follows

  • Welcome Charlie Stinson!

    Gavin Stinson, bass player with Kenny Stinson & Perfect Tym'n, and his wife, Monique, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Charlie Dean Stinson was born on February 22 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, TN. He made

  • Jimmy Kennedy passes

    Bluegrass bass player Jimmy Kennedy from Robbins, NC, passed away February 4, from a rare type of lung cancer. The 65-year-old owned and operated the 705 Music House for several years.  Located on NC Highway 705 southeast off Seagrove, the Music

  • Bill Mollman passes

    Bill Mollman, bluegrass multi-instrumentalist from Asheboro, NC, passed away on January 25, 2022. He was 76 years old. Mollman shared his love of music by performing and teaching banjo and guitar for many years. He played upright bass with the Bluegrass

  • Ronnie Kidd passes

    Ronnie Kidd with bass (right) - photo by Katie Danielle Photography Ronnie Kidd, 67, of Seagrove, NC, passed away on January 25. He was an active member of his church, a Gideon, a Mason, and an avid bluegrass enthusiast. An accomplished

  • Shorty Byrd passes

    If you camped at central North Carolina bluegrass festivals such as Big Lick Festival in April, Doyle Lawson's on Mother's Day weekend, Lil' John’s on Labor Day weekend, or Willow Oak in June, you might have crossed paths with Shorty

  • Ellie Hakanson to Missy Raines & Allegheny

    Highly decorated Nashville bassist Missy Raines has a big announcement today concerning her touring bluegrass group, Allegheny. Fiddler Ellie Hakanson, known to bluegrass fans from her five year tenure with Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, is moving from Oregon to Nashville to

  • Jacob Northern to Kevin Prater Band

    Kevin Prater has announced a new member of his touring band. Jacob Northern has joined the band on bass, and will assist Prater in pursuing the group's mission of recording and performing straight ahead traditional bluegrass. 19 year old Jacob hails