• Ronnie Allen passes

    Ronnie Allen, son of ‘Red’ Allen, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was 67 years of age. Along with brothers Greg and Harley, Ronnie, who played electric bass in the trio, they formed the Allen Brothers band. After being

  • Red Spurlock diagnosed with cancer

    Veteran Fairborn, Ohio, bluegrass musician Red Spurlock has been diagnosed with oral cancer. A Kentucky-born banjo player, Spurlock started out in late in 1951 playing with Red Allen in Dayton area bars, including the Miami Bar and the Friendly Inn, later

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #135

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • Wayne Yates passes

    Wayne Yates, brother to former Country Gentleman Bill Yates, passed away last night (12/11) at the age of 75. He is picture on the left in this album cover from a project he and Bill made together. Wayne worked with a

  • Hot off the presses

    Dennis Satterlee, the author of the Red Allen biography Teardrops In My Eyes, has written to share some good news for Allen fans eager to get their hands on the book, though tempered with some sad news as well. It seems

  • Red Allen book update

    We just received an update from Dennis Satterlee, author of the upcoming biography of Red Allen, Teardrops In My Eyes. Dennis tells us that he expects to have copies of the book available within the next few weeks, and that the