• Larry McPeak passes

    Larry McPeake, bass player and singer with The McPeak Brothers, died this morning in Bristol, VA. He had spent the past week hospitalized and his health had been rapidly declining. He was part of the historic trio with his brothers Dewey

  • Adam McPeak to Kindred Records

    Kindred Records has announced the signing of Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder to the label. The Virginia band is led by 17 year old mandolinist McPeak, the son of Mike McPeake of the legendary McPeak Brothers, who plays guitar and sings with Mountain

  • A good night out for Larry McPeak

    As we in the United States pause today to remember those who have served in the armed forces, especially those lost in the line of duty, it would be well to also recall our bluegrass heroes. Though not giving all in

  • Larry McPeak hospitalized

    We heard this morning from our friend Tim White, host of the PBS television series Song Of The Mountains, with some sad news about an iconic bluegrass performer from southwestern Virginia. "Larry McPeak of the legendary McPeak Brothers and original member

  • A flood of old music from Rebel

    Rebel Records has been focusing of late on a slew of re-issues and compilations from their rich catalog of bluegrass music. This week, they have announced five more sure to warm the hearts of fans who remember the '70s and

  • Udell McPeake passes

    Tim White, host of the popular Song Of The Mountains show on television, informs us that Udell McPeak passed away yesterday morning after a long illness. He was born on June 12, 1935 and died on December 16, 2009. He was

  • An appeal for Larry McPeak

    The McPeak Brothers were a fixture on the southeastern US bluegrass scene from the late 1960s through the mid '80s. They appeared on national television and had a number of popular recordings during that time. Four different brothers were members of

  • Virginia Tech String Project

    Virginia Tech, here in Southwest, VA, is reaching out to elementary schools in the area with a string program. The Virginia Tech String Project will provide affordable string music instruction for third and forth grade students of both public and private

  • Two new download reissues from Rebel

    Rebel Records has reissued two more classic out-of-print recordings as download-only releases. First up is a Lonesome River Band album from 1988, one which many recent fans of the band may learn about for the first time. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning