• Jerry Foran passes

    Jerry Foran, life-long bluegrass musician and band leader, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Florida on June 7, 2019. He was 73 years of age, just missing his 74th birthday on June 23. Foran had started his bluegrass journey

  • John Hartford Memorial Festival 2019

    The ninth annual John Hartford Memorial Festival (JHMF) took place last week at the hallowed bluegrass grounds of the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, Indiana. Not to be confused with with the original Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival which

  • Ray Deaton passes

    Ray Deaton, the original and long time bassist and bass singer with IIIrd Tyme Out, died earlier today. He was 66 years of age. Prior to helping create IIIrd Tyme Out, Ray had been a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver,

  • Sturgill Simpson grasses up the Opry

    On Tuesday night, Sturgill Simpson played the Grand Ole Opry. No big news there, as the Americana/country singer and songwriter has become something of a celebrity in town this past few years while his records have garnered more and more