• Funeral arrangements for Herschel Sizemore

    Details of services for master mandolin stylist Herschel Sizemore, who passed away on September 9, 2022, of congestive heart failure, have been published. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 14, 2022, at Simpson Funeral

  • Herschel Sizemore passes 

    Mandolin maestro Herschel Sizemore passed away on Friday morning, September 9, 2022 at his home in Roanoke, VA. He was 87 years of age.  Herschel Lee Sizemore was born on August 6, 1935, in Sheffield (near Muscle Shoals), Alabama, and raised

  • Herschel Sizemore’s 85th birthday party

    Herschel Sizemore reacting to his 85th surprise birthday party, and kicking off the jam - photo by Garrett Carter This past weekend, a group of family, friends, and admirers gathered up on Bent Mountain in southwestern Virginia to celebrate the 85th

  • Herschel Sizemore recovering well at home

    Herschel Sizemore, a true hero in the bluegrass mandolin world, is back home after a brief hospitalization last week. He had been in hospital to have a pacemaker installed to help regulate his heartbeat. The Sizemore family says that he already

  • IBMA Film Festival announces attractions

    The films to be screened during the debut IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival at the 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention have been announced. Eight different projects will be shown, including a pair of highlight films that were selected for special merit.

  • Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B

    Regular readers will recall our earlier coverage of mandolin icon Herschel Sizemore and his recent bout with cancer. Both he and his wife Joyce received cancer diagnoses the same day in October 2011, his in the tonsil and hers in

  • Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

    While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs