• Go see J.D. Crowe’s Banger at IBMM

    One of the most famous instruments in the history of bluegrass music is, arguably, the “Banger,” the 1929 Gibson Mastertone played by J.D Crowe on everything from classic Jimmy Martin numbers to the seminal Rounder 0044. A quick Google search

  • Croweology – Rickey Wasson

    Has bluegrass music gotten better over its somewhat brief 70 year history? I'm not talking about how the music that is categorized as bluegrass has expanded over this time, and how people may feel about that, but about the core

  • Croweology coming May 31

    Rickey Wasson became synonymous with the sound of J.D. Crowe & The New South during the band's final years. Singing lead and playing guitar, Rickey's rich, soulful baritone covered all the hits Crowe had recorded with legends like Tony Rice, Keith

  • Rounder to reissue 0044 on vinyl

    To celebrate Record Store Day on April 16th, 2016, Rounder Records has produced a limited quantity of their classic J.D. Crowe & the New South album (ROU 0044) from 1975 on vinyl. This special reprint includes all the original tracks, plus the

  • J.D. Crowe tribute in Banjo NewsLetter

    The venerable Banjo NewsLetter has dedicated its December issue to the career and music of the great J.D. Crowe. Surely among the finest bluegrass banjo players ever to don picks, BNL uses the recent announcement of Crowe's retirement to remember the many decades

  • J.D. Crowe retires – for real this time

    When banjo legend J.D. Crowe retired from active touring with The New South at the end of 2012, he continued to offer occasional performances, primarily with his old friends Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. He also toured loosely this summer with

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