• Melvin Goins and Tim O’Brien to WV Music Hall of Fame

    The 2013 West Virginia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for November 16 at Charleston's Culture Center Theater. This 5th class of inductees contains three artists beloved by bluegrass fans: The Goins Brothers, and Tim O'Brien. Melvin Goins has been involved in the

  • More reactions to the loss of Ray Goins

    Here are two more reflections on the passing of Ray Goins from his friends and contemporaries in the music business. Paul Williams had this to say about his old friend. I first met Ray Goins, when I was with The Lonesome Pine

  • Ray Goins, gone at 71

    We lost another bluegrass pioneer this week when banjo player and singer Ray Goins passed away on Monday, July 2, 2007. Ray had been ill for some time, and was hospitalized in Pikeville, KY when he died. He was a member