• Don Parmley remembered 

    Notable banjo player and distinguished baritone singer Freeman D. “Don” Parmley passed away on July 30, 2016, after experiencing complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Parmley was born on October 19, 1933, in Monticello, Kentucky. As a 12-year-old he began learning claw-hammer/drop thumb

  • Don Parmley passes

    Don Parmley, lifelong banjo player and patriarch of the legendary Bluegrass Cardinals, has died. He was 83 years old. A native of the Bluegrass State, Parmley's family moved west to California when he was a very young boy. There he developed

  • Lance LeRoy’s moving sale

    How much memorabilia would a prominent bluegrass promoter and talent agent accumulate in a lifetime? If you live near Nashville you have a chance to find out this week when Lance LeRoy holds a moving sale. LeRoy is the founder of

  • Parmley embraces Cardinals legacy

    We got a note from Ron Spears, mandolinist and tenor singer with David Parmley & Continental Divide. He tells us that the band is still working on their next CD, to be released on Pinecastle Records, for whom Parmley had recorded

  • Don Parmley commemorative road sign

    This past April, we told you about a special celebration in Monticello, KY honoring Don Parmley, founder of The Bluegrass Cardinals. He performed on banjo with the Cardinals for years along with his son, David Parmley. Other members of the

  • A Day with Don Parmley – April 14

    We got a note from Randy Graham, mandolinist and tenor singer with David Parmley and Continental Divide, about an event scheduled this weekend to celebrate the life and musical career of Don Parmley. Here's Randy's note: I want to take a moment

  • New Don Rigsby CD from Rebel

    Rebel Records is pleased to announce the release tomorrow of Don Rigsby's first CD project as a band leader. Don has quite a stellar resume in bluegrass, including stints with The Bluegrass Cardinals, JD Crowe & The New South, Lonesome