• Welcome new US citizen, BB Bowness

    One more banjo player for the good ol' US of A! Last week Catherine "BB" Bowness, banjo player with Mile Twelve, took the oath of allegiance and was sworn in as a newly minted US citizen. The New Zealand native has

  • Gerald Anderson passes

    Noted southwest Virginia luthier Gerald Anderson died suddenly yesterday at his home in Troutdale. He was 65 years of age. His handmade Anderson mandolins were owned by top professional musicians well beyond the southeastern states. He also built fine flat top

  • Grand Ole Opry at Bonnaroo 2019

    When the 2019 Bonnaroo mega-fest opened last Thursday night, festival-goers were witness to a special treat. The world famous Grand Ole Opry made the trip to Manchester, TN - about 65 miles southeast of Nashville - to broadcast live from the

  • Vern Young passes

    Vern Young, who enjoyed a long career in country and bluegrass music, passed away on June 14, 2019. He was 95 years old and had resided in Lamar, Missouri, since 1989.  Guy Lewis “Vern” Young was born in Palmyra, near Rochester,

  • Dennis Jones passes

    Bluegrass music lost one of its foremost champions Friday when former DJ Dennis Jones died at a hospital in Shelby, N.C., after fighting sepsis for days. He was 62. Dennis was the longtime host of Goin’ Across the Mountain on WNCW

  • 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