• Travers Chandler remembers Blake Johnson

    Blake Johnson, Michael Martin Murphy, Travers Chandler, and Merl Johnson This remembrance of the late Blake Johnson comes his former bandleader and dear friend, Travers Chandler. It's hard to imagine a more loving tribute. I met Blake Johnson when I was nineteen

  • Blake Johnson passes

    Blake Johnson of Roxboro, NC, former bassist/vocalist with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and former guitarist/vocalist with Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, has died after suffering a massive heart attack following complications from chronic pancreatitis and liver disease. He was

  • More good news from Blake Johnson

    Friends and fans all over the US were shocked last week to learn that Blake Johnson, former member of IIIrd Tyme Out and Grasstowne, had undergone open heart surgery, after suffering a stroke. What makes this such a noteworthy event

  • Blake Johnson undergoes heart surgery

    Former IIIrd Tyme Out bass player Blake Johnson, who left the group last year owing to serious kidney and pancreas illness, had to undergo open heart surgery today at Duke University Hospital. The surgery was to repair two heart valves that were

  • Blake Johnson benefit this weekend

    Blake Johnson has been a beloved figure in bluegrass in recent years. His membership in a pair of popular touring acts, Grasstowne and IIIrd Tyme Out, brought him to the attention of a great many music lovers, and being featured on

  • Blake Johnson recovering after surgery

    IIIrd Tyme Out bassist Blake Johnson has been in the hospital again, with doctors trying to relive his chronic abdominal pain, and find out why he has been unable to eat. Blake has been suffering from pancreatitis and kidney problems,

  • GoFundMe campaign for Blake Johnson

    Blake Johnson, the talented bass player and vocalist for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, has been having a rough time of late. Health challenges are always disruptive and unpleasant, but we don't often expect to see them visited on healthy

  • Blake Johnson back in the hospital

    IIIrd Tyme Out bass player and vocalist Blake Johnson is back in the hospital, but this time from an abundance of caution. Fans may recall that he spent several weeks there last year, suffering from a somewhat mysterious malady that

  • Blake Johnson back at home

    IIIrd Tyme Out bass man Blake Johnson has finally been released from the hospital, and is at home regaining his strength after being ill since the end of September. He had been diagnosed with a rare blood infection that had left