• James Monroe opens Uncle Pen’s cabin

    Are there any bluegrass fans who don't know the story of Uncle Pen? Bill Monroe' uncle, James Pendleton Vandiver, has been immortalized in song, one written and first recorded by Monroe in 1950. Uncle Pen was later a hit for Porter Wagoner

  • James Monroe out of the concert biz

    The Associated Press is reporting that James Monroe, son of the Father of Bluegrass Music, is selling the concert hall he has been running near the Kentucky/Tennessee state line, about 40 miles north of Nashville. The son of the late bluegrass