• Dick Freeland : A Career Overview

    As previously reported, Charles Richard ‘Dick’ Freeland passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at his home after a prolonged illness. He was 76 years old. Born June 23, 1938, ‘Dick’ Freeland was a native of Pennsylvania. He “always had a robust

  • Dick Freeland passes

    Charles R. Freeland, known in the bluegrass world as Dick, passed away yesterday morning, August 14. Along with Bill Carroll and Sonny Compton, Dick founded Rebel Records in 1959. The label has become an institution in bluegrass music, though Bill's involvement

  • Ronnie Freeland passes

    Ronnie Freeland, noted bluegrass recording engineer, passed away on July 20 following complications from brain cancer. He was 55 years old. Born May 30, 1959, Ronald (RB) Freeland was the son of Dick Freeland, who owned and ran Rebel Records in

  • Junior Sisk back in the studio

    Fresh off their big win at SPBGMA last week, Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice are back in the studio working on their next project for Rebel Records. We have no information on a possible title, or songs to be included,

  • Bluegrass 45 renion tour in Japan

    Back in the early 1970s, a talented young Japanese band caused quite a sensation at festivals here in the US - and not simply for what was then the novelty of a foreign band playing bluegrass. Calling themselves Bluegrass 45,

  • Bluegrass Sales Up?

    Good news has been in short supply for the recorded music industry since the turn of the century. With retailers closing up shop and digital distribution (legal and illegal) eating into label revenues for more than a decade, crying the