• Ernie Thacker passes

    Ernie Thacker could have quit a hundred times since that awful April night 12 years ago, when a car crash cut short his solo bluegrass career and left him paralyzed below the waist. But he didn’t. He sang when he could,

  • Ernie Thacker benefit raises $3500

    Last Friday night, an assortment of bluegrass stars came together to support one of their own. Together with Wilson Pickins Promotions, the Capitol Theatre in Greeneville, TN hosted an all-star benefit for Ernie Thacker and his family as he battles

  • Ernie Thacker – The next song

    This article is a contribution from Gil Evans, bass player with Ohio's Fossil Creek Band, and a regular guest on the Ol' Hippie Bluegrass Show. He is also the brother of Florida bluegrass artist and promoter Ernie Evans. The two

  • Ernie Thacker benefit a big success

    A number of bluegrass artists appeared on Saturday for an Ernie Thacker benefit concert in Ohio. Everyone donated their time so that all the monies raised could be donated to Ernie for his ongoing medical bills. Since being involved ion

  • Bluegrassers step in to help Ernie Thacker

    Like many of us, Rhonda Vincent was deeply moved by Ernie Thacker’s poignant video disclosing that a widespread infection would take his life, and seeking donations to help pay for his funeral and medical expenses. But while just about everybody else

  • Terrible news from Ernie Thacker

    Very sad news today from Ernie Thacker. He has just been informed that the surgery he had been anticipating to spare his life from an aggressive bone infection can not be performed. The news was already dire, given that a double

  • Ernie Thacker support fund launched

    Since our story on Monday about bluegrass singer Ernie Thacker facing the amputation of his legs due to ongoing complications from his tragic auto accident in 2006, we have heard numerous questions about how friends and fans can offer financial