• Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend scholarships announced

    The recipients of this year's Charlie Derrington Memorial Scholarship to attend the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend have been announced. Four young musicians (aged 13-24) were selected, each of whom will attend the three day instructional weekend with their full tuition, accommodations

  • Charlie Derrington Memorial Fund

    Our friends at Mandolin Cafe have posted about a Memorial Fund in honor of Charlie Derrington, longtime Gibson employee and good friend to the mandolin and those who play one. Charlie was killed in a tragic auto accident a month

  • Charlie Derrington accident in Nashville paper

    Charlie Derrington's tragic death in a senseless accident on Tuesday night has received some attention in The Tennessean, the primary daily paper in Nashville. The details are not pleasant for any friend of Charlie's to contemplate. His funeral will be

  • Charlie Derrington, drunk driving victim

    Charlie Derrington, long time employee of the Gibson company and a noted luthier, was killed last night while riding his motorcycle in west Nashville. He was struck by a suspected drunk driver who was traveling against traffic on Briley Parkway,