• Ernie Thacker hospitalized again

    We have just learned that Ernie Thacker has been hospitalized again, and that he may be admitted for several weeks with additional surgeries scheduled while he's there. After joining up with Ralph Stanley at 16 years of age, and spending five years as

  • Help Ernie Thacker get a new van

    The traditional bluegrass world held its collective breath back in April of 2006 when Ernie Thacker, soulful singer and former Clinch Mountain Boy, was seriously injured in an automobile accident. The mishap left him paralyzed from the chest down and unable

  • Ernie Thacker gets married on the air

    Ernie Thacker's is a familiar name to bluegrass fans, for the soulful music he's recorded over the years, the story of his horrifying injuries from an auto accident 7 years ago, and his subsequent and heroic recovery. In a story sure

  • Ernie Thacker – The Hangman

    How can one be dispassionate about Ernie Thacker and the release of his latest CD, The Hangman? While in the middle of recording tracks for The Hangman (Pinecastle PRC 1167), Thacker was involved in an horrendous automobile accident that very nearly

  • Pinecastle springs CDs for early release

    We posted about ten days ago with release dates for four new projects due from Pinecastle Records in 2009. Not long after that, we heard from a reader who wondered why a title we had just indicated wouldn't be released until

  • Pinecastle Records new release schedule

    Pinecastle Records recently announced the upcoming release of four new projects during the first two months of 2009. Promos are being sent to radio this week, despite the lag of as much as three months between now and the actual street

  • Riverbend Bluegrass on BluegrassRadio.org

    BluegrassRadio.org will be re-airing the Riverbend Bluegrass Festival show recorded last Saturday this evening (4/26) at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Performers featured include Ernie Thacker, returning to the stage after his two year recovery from a serious accident, followed by The

  • Ernie Thacker CD from Pinecastle

    Ernie Thacker has signed with Pinecastle Records to release his next CD. The as yet untitled project is finished, and expected to hit sometime in August. As many of our readers are aware, Ernie was seriously injured in an automobile accident