• Wendy Thatcher passes

    Wendy Thatcher with Eddie Adcock and IInd Generation (June 1970) - photo © Larry Marschall Jan Erin “Wendy” Thatcher, best known in bluegrass for her association with Eddie Adcock, passed away on August 28, 2017. She has been described as “a powerhouse

  • Eddie Adcock going back in the shop

    Eddie Adcock is a true legend in the bluegrass world, known both for his ground-breaking banjo style and for being the only bionic picker in our business. He established himself quickly in the 1950s as a banjo man with Bill

  • 2016 Homeles Benefit at the Station Inn

    Eddie Adcock, Jim Lauderdale, and Martha Adcock at the 17th Annual Christmas Bluegrass Benefit Concert for the Homeless - photo © Bill Warren On December 11th Martha and Eddie Adcock hosted the 17th benefit for “Room at the Inn” at the

  • Bill Yates remembered

    Robert Billy ‘Bill’ Yates Sr., who passed away on January 26, 2015, was born on April 30, 1936, in Big Rock, Virginia. He learned an appreciation for music from his family as they worked on the farm, sang in church or

  • Eddie Adcock on his major award

    We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a

  • Don Wayne Reno on the Adcocks

    We received a note over the weekend from Don Wayne Reno, son of banjo legend Don Reno, and a fine five string stylist in his own right. He wanted to share a few words in response to our piece last

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