• Andy Statman recovers from corona virus in NY

    Bluegrass mandolin and klezmer clarinet maestro Andy Statman is reporting that he has recovered from the corona virus, at his home in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. His wife, Barbara, also exhibited symptoms, but they are both primarily recovered and

  • Jimmy Henley passes

    Banjo virtuoso Jimmy Henley passed away on Sunday, March 22, (2020) at his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, of throat cancer. He was 56 years of age The diminutive Henley started playing banjo at the age of seven, his earliest performance

  • Bluegrass promoter Frank Jurney passes

    The bluegrass world, his former firefighting colleagues, and thousand of local athletes are mourning the passing of Frank Jurney, who died Saturday after a long illness. He was 79. Frank was one of those guys who became a great friend the

  • Joe Diffie passes from corona virus

    Joe Diffie, perennial country singer and songwriter - and former and occasional bluegrass artist - has died today from complications of the corona virus. He was 61 years of age. It had been announced on Friday that he had tested positive

  • H G Roberts passes

    HG Roberts, Sr., one of the original and most fervent backers of the Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville died March 22 in Joelton, TN. He was 94 years of age. In addition to his vigorous and ongoing support of the

  • Eric Weissberg passes

    Eric Weissberg, banjo player, multi-instrumentalist, and singer passed away on March 22, (2020) in a nursing home near Detroit, Michigan, aged 80.  He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for many years.  Born in New York City on August 16, 1939,