• Jesse McReynolds passes (updated)

    Jesse McReynolds, surely among the most consequential mandolinists, singers, and songwriters in the history of bluegrass music, died earlier this afternoon at his home in Nashville with his wife by his side. He had been in hospice care this past

  • Jesse McReynolds passes (updated)

    UPDATE 5:41 p.m. - Joy has just told us that Jesse passed peacefully with her at his bedside at 3:58 p.m. today. We will publish a more detailed remembrance of this pioneer and founder in the bluegrass world soon. Very sad news

  • Jesse McReynolds resting after heart scare

    Jesse McReynolds is resting comfortably at the Ascension Saint Thomas Heart hospital in Nashville after a scare that has kept him hospitalized since Saturday. Jesse is an early pioneer of bluegrass mandolin, developing his own unique style following on the success

  • Jesse McReynolds 90 today

    Today, July 9, 2019, mandolin artist and long-term member of the venerable Grand Ole Opry cast, Jesse McReynolds, celebrates his 90th birthday.  Although he is a talented lead guitarist and fiddle player, he is best known for his innovative cross-picking and split-string

  • Honorary Doctorates for bluegrass pioneers

    Jesse McReynolds receives a letter of intent from Megan Darby for his honorary doctorate from Glenville State Glenville State College in West Virginia, one of several institutes of higher learning to offer a bachelors degree in bluegrass music, has announced plans

  • Jesse McReynolds home after latest hospital stay

    Jesse McReynolds returning home from the hospital (11/29/18) Bluegrass mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is home again after yet another brief hospital stay. He has been forced to endure several such visits over the past 14 months, dealing with infections that resulted