• 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 funeral arrangements

    Funeral arrangements for Don Parmley, who passed away on Saturday morning (July 30), have been announced. Services will be held tomorrow, August 2, at the Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in Monticello, KY. The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m., with a funeral service

  • 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

  • Vern Gosdin, R.I.P.

    Vern Gosdin, who was known simply as "The Voice," passed away yesterday (4/28) in a Nashville hospital. The cause of death is not known at this time, but Gosdin is reported as having suffered a stroke a few weeks ago. Vern

  • 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