• Cliff Waldron going under the knife

    Bluegrass balladeer Cliff Waldron is scheduled for kidney transplant surgery on Monday (4/27) near his home in Northern Virginia. His wife Nancy will be the donor. Cliff has been a fixture on the DC-area bluegrass scene since the late 1960s, and

  • Cliff Waldron at DCBU.org

    The DC Bluegrass Union has "reprinted" an article about Cliff Waldron which had originally appeared in the SPBGMA Bluegrass Music News when Cliff was inducted into their Hall Of Greats in 2004. For anyone who did not catch the article in

  • Tom Adams to Sweet Dixie Band

    Tom Adams will be joining Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band on guitar as of September 5. We reported just two months ago that Tom was launching a new endeavor, Diamond Joe, with banjoist Chris Warner but that group has

  • Wayne Taylor retires to civilian life

    Having spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy, 20 years and 7 months with Country Current, Wayne Taylor retired to civilian life on March 21, 2008. What does that mean for a bluegrass musicians? Wayne is in Nashville this week at

  • Bill Emerson interview online

    We've posted recently about banjo man Bill Emerson's new CD, Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band, and the former member of The Country Gentlemen, The Sunny Mountain Boys and the US Navy Band's Country Current coming back to music

  • Bill Emerson & The Sweet Dixie Band

    Bluegrass banjo has been fortunate to see so many capable practitioners of the art carrying the banner over its relatively short 60 year life. One of the banjo's most celebrated champions, Bill Emerson, has been largely missing from the performing

  • New Musician Tip: Bill Emerson

    This week's Musicians Tip from BluegrassCountry.org comes from banjo man Bill Emerson. Bill earned his reputation as a solid picker with Jimmy Martin and The Country Gentlemen, and then served as a musician in the US Navy Band, Country Current