• Jody Rainwater remembered

    Legendary bass player Jody Rainwater passed away in his sleep on the evening of Saturday, December 24, 2011, following a lengthy illness.  He was 92 years old. Rainwater, aka Charles Edward ‘Chuck’ Johnson, spent two years in the early 1950s working

  • IBMA 2009: Special Awards

    John and I have already had a busy day. We attended the Special Awards Luncheon, interviewed Sam Bush, and were interviewed by Katy Daley. At the Special Awards Luncheon we had the distinct pleasure of sharing a table with Rodney Dillard,

  • Jody Rainwater in ill health

    Penny Parsons passed along this word about one of the legends from the early days of bluegrass music. Penny is a bluegrass writer and photographer who currently manages the performance career of Curly Seckler. Jody Rainwater (a.k.a Chuck Johnson), who spent

  • Bluegrass radio – Saturday 10/25

    More big bluegrass doin's on online radio this Saturday (10/25). At 1:00 p.m. (EDT) former Foggy Mountain Boys Jody Rainwater and Curly Seckler will join Steep Canyon Rangers for a live set on WSVS AM 800 in Crewe, VA. They will