• Don’t Give Up Your Day Job #2

    A Quiz ….. From the very beginning playing bluegrass music has been a particularly precarious job, even for the very, very talented. Bill Monroe worked at Sinclair Oil in the 1930s; Kenny Baker often went back to the coal mines even though he

  • George Shuffler laid to rest

    This report (and photos) from George Shuffler's funeral service yesterday comes from Becky Johnson, host of The Bluegrass Breakdown Show. It airs Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) at wcomfm.org. The sun was bright and the skies a dark Carolina blue as I made

  • George Shuffler: A Career Overview

    Born in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 11, 1925, George Saunders Shuffler was a very significant creative force in the bluegrass music world. Shuffler is best known for his association with the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and later

  • Tom Gray on George Shuffler

    This reminiscence comes courtesy of Tom Gray, among the most prominent bass players in the history of bluegrass music. He spent memorable time as a member of both the Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene. I have lots of memories of George

  • George Shuffler passes

    Another leading light of the first generation of bluegrass artists has passed. George Shuffler, long time member of both The Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier today (4/7/14), just short of his 89th

  • George Shuffler is The Boy From Valsese

    As we approach the 70th anniversary of the original bluegrass band, we find ourselves missing a good many of the pioneers that brought it to life. Many have received flowers while they were living, while others passed before seeing bluegrass

  • Victory lap for George Shuffler

    Some time back, we mentioned the efforts of Dixie Bee-Liners to publicize the campaign to see seminal bluegrass guitarist George Shuffler inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame. Their contribution was a commitment to perform The Stanley Brothers' Will You Miss

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