• Sandy Ridge School – bluegrass since 1948

    Those who grew up in rural areas know the importance that the local school played in the community. In many cases it had the only auditorium of any size, and would typically host civic meetings, entertainment offerings, and even political events for local

  • On This Day #36 – Don Law

    On This Day …… On December 20, 1982, Don Law, producer, died in La Marque, Galvaston, Texas. Don Law was the producer of some exceptional recordings by stellar bluegrass acts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys and Jim

  • George Shuffler: A Career Overview

    Born in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 11, 1925, George Saunders Shuffler was a very significant creative force in the bluegrass music world. Shuffler is best known for his association with the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and later

  • Rhonda’s new Bluegrass Express

    Rhonda Vincent has unveiled the latest iteration of the Bluegrass Express, her tour bus which also serves as a rolling billboard for both her and Martha White. Actually, it's not really a new bus, but a new graphic wrap, celebrating the

  • Jesse McReynolds recuperating at home

    Mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is resting at home after undergoing a minor cardiac procedure last Friday. His doctors sent him to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville for an electrophysiological study to determine the cause of his recurring dizzy spells and accelerated heart rate.

  • William McCormick passes

    William McCormick of the McCormick Brothers band passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013, in Oak Grove, Tennessee. He was 74 years old. Born May 9, 1939, William Harold McCormick was the next to the youngest brother. From the mid-1950s to the