• Fletcher Bright passes

    Fletcher Bright at Bluegrass on the Grass 2015 - photos by Frank Baker Fletcher Bright, noted bluegrass fiddler, businessman, and philanthropist, died early Christmas morning. He was 86 years of age. He was a beloved and well-known figure in all three spheres,

  • Aynsley Porchak to Carolina Blue

    The dream for every college student - and every parent back home mailing the checks - is to find a job in their field right after graduation. It doesn't always work out that way, but when it does, it's generally

  • Thornton Spencer passes

    Thornton Spencer, fiddle player with The Whitetop Mountain Band, passed away on Saturday evening, November 25, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran, he was 82 years of age when he passed Born on November 12, 1935, in Rugby, Virginia, Thornton Lee Spencer

  • Ashokan Center celebrates 50 years

    Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Having heard the haunting tones of Ashokan Farewell, a waltz in D major composed by Jay Ungar in September 1982 and used in the soundtrack to Ken Burns' documentary series Civil War, few of us can

  • Kimble Blair remembered

    Kimble Blair, well-known Baltimore area fiddler passed away on May 29, 2017, following a series of heart attacks. He was 90 years old and he worked as a house painter by day.   Born in Harlan County, Kentucky, on October 14, 1926,

  • Speedy Tolliver passes

    Roy Odell “Speedy” Tolliver, a popular and beloved banjo and fiddle player in the greater Washington, DC area, passed away on September 18. He was 99 years of age. Speedy was born in southwestern Virginia into a large musical family. After