• On This Day #13 – Gloria Belle

    On this day …… June 9 is the birthday of Gloria Belle. Probably best known for being Jimmy Martin's so-called "girl singer" in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, she played mandolin, guitar and bass at different times as a Sunny

  • On This Day #11

    On This Day ……… On May 9, 1956 Jimmy Martin had his first recording session for Decca Records. At an afternoon session at Bradley Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, Jimmy Martin recorded four songs Before the Sun Goes Down, Skip

  • On This Day #9 – Earl Taylor

    On this day ….. On January 28, 1984, soulful bluegrass singer and mandolin player Earl Taylor died. Earl Taylor was born on June 17, 1929, in rural Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia.  He was the leader of one of the more significant

  • The Essential Christmas Playlist

    I’m sure by now the fruitcake is on the table and you have a bookmark on Luke 2, but if you need a little bluegrass to get you in the Christmas spirit, here are some Christmas classics that are sure

  • My Name Is Jimmy Martin

    If you don't recognize the name Ray Edwards, you probably will his music. His song Hard Rock Mountain Prison ('Til I Die) was a hit for IIIrd Tyme Out, as was Over In The Promised Land for Lou Reid & Carolina. Ray

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #103

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information