• Jesse McReynolds update

    Jesse McReynolds with his therapist at Sumner Regional Medical Center - photo by Joy McReynolds We caught up this afternoon with Joy McReynolds to check on the status of her husband, Jesse. The mandolin legend was hospitalized in Nashville on September

  • Good news from Jesse McReynolds

    We received this note today from Joy McReynolds, wife of bluegrass mandolin legend Jesse McReynolds. He was hospitalized on Wednesday suffering from severe abdominal pain, where doctors performed surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. The surgery is said to have gone

  • Jesse McReynolds hospitalized in Nashville

    Legendary bluegrass mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Jesse McReynolds was rushed to the hospital this morning, where he is now undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. Doctors at Sumner Hospital in Gallatin, TN have rated his condition as serious. Now 88

  • Sit A Spell with Jesse McReynolds

    Here's another interview conducted by the folks at the Mountains of Music Homecoming celebration, set to kick off tomorrow across southwestern Virginia. Dozens of events will be hosted that celebrate the music, culture, cuisine, and folkways of the Appalachian region,

  • Nancy Cardwell moves into representation

    Nancy Cardwell, former Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced that she will be representing bluegrass legend, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, for dates in 2016, 2017, and beyond. Jesse has been playing, writing, and singing bluegrass

  • Jesse McReynolds resting at home

    Bluegrass hero and mandolin monster, Jesse McReynolds is taking it easy at home after an out-patient procedure at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville on Tuesday. This was his second electrophysiological study with ablation this year, where catheters are inserted into larger blood vessels and

  • 9th annual IBMM Mandolin Camp in November

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum will continue to host its annual mandolin camp at IBMM headquarters in Owensboro, KY under the direction of Mike Compton. Some confusion has arisen owing to Mike moving his Bill Monroe mandolin camp to Nashville, which had

  • Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

    When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some... A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974

  • Jesse McReynolds 85th Birthday Roast

    To celebrate Jesse McReynolds' 85th birthday earlier this month, family, friends and neighbors of the bluegrass mandolin legend got together at Jesse's home outside of Nashville for a birthday tribute in the form of a celebrity roast. Popular radio host Harv Mason served