• Butch Robins to Bill Monroe HOF

    Butch Robins, banjo player with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1977 to 1981, has been announced as the 2016 inductee into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame. The official induction will take place during the Bill Monroe Hall

  • Butch Robins, video star

    Butch Robins presents - Blue Grass Music, its Origin and Development as a Unique and Creative Art Form Produced and directed by Bud Bennett, Radford University Conceived, written and hosted by Butch Robins If you like bluegrass history, you will positively “waller” in this

  • Butch Robins releases Christmas singles

    Former Blue Grass Boy Butch Robins has released a pair of singles for the Christmas season, which he hopes you will make part of your music mix over the holidays. The first is an original Robins composition, Holiday Toast, which features

  • Kim Robins – 40 Years Late

    “I started writing in 2007 and decided to put my songs on a demo CD. The engineer thought we had something special so we contacted some musician friends of mine and the CD was born. The title of the album

  • Tex Logan turns 85

    Our friend Fred Robbins was on hand for Tex Logan's 85th Birthday Bash in East Hanover, NJ recently, and filmed the better part of the day's activities. He has posted the first of what he says will be several videos, this

  • Butch Robins’ Imagicnation – Sketches

    As bands often do, Butch Robins’ Imagicnation began as a mere jam session. The way they came about recording their recent project was even accidental. During regular band rehearsals at Tom Ohmsen’s studio in Salem, VA, they began tracking solely with

  • Sketches – Butch Robins’ Imagicnation

    Butch Robins is surely among the most consistently interesting - and unpredictable - personages in bluegrass music. He spent four years with Bill Monroe in the late 1970s, as was as buttoned-down a young banjo picker as you might imagine. He

  • A pair of reissues from 1978

    Rounder Records has brought back a couple of classic recordings from 1978, capturing a moment when what we might call progressive bluegrass music was still in the process of defining itself. Both albums are brimming with innovative ideas, and should

  • Ed Dye passes

    Ed Dye passed away in the early hours of yesterday (3/18), he was 72 years old. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he is noted as delivering newspapers to Hank Williams' mother. Dye was a renowned master of the world's oldest instrument,