• Dick Freeland Remembered

    We have collected some memories from a few people who knew Dick Freeland well. Long-time Bluegrass Unlimited contributor, Walt Saunders (he writes the column Notes and Queries) remembers Dick Freeland ……… I first met Dick Freeland in 1966. He was not only

  • Wade Mainer in failing health

    We are saddened to learn from Dick Spotswood that centenarian banjo picker Wade Mainer is in failing health, and has been returned home into hospice care after a brief hospitalization. Dick shared that Mainer's wife Julia suspects that Wade has only

  • Banjo On The Mountain – Wade Mainer bio

    And speaking of Dick Spottswood... His biography of seminal banjo picker and bandleader Wade Mainer is due out from the University Press of Mississippi in the next few weeks. Banjo on the Mountain - Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years tells the

  • A milestone for Dick Spottswood

    Dick Spottswood is celebrating 25 years of The Dick Spottswood Show on WAMU this month. He actually started playing bluegrass on WAMU in 1967 with a half-hour show that station management viewed as experimental programming. This was shortly after he participated