• Grandpa Hayes!

    Another bluegrass baby! Eli Green Hayes was born August 20, 2009 at 2:22 p.m, the first grandson of Rick Hayes, former long-time mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers and chief luthier with Rick Hayes Instruments in Cincinnati, OH. His proud parents are Rick's

  • Hayes Mandolins to include guitars

    Hayes Mandolins, built by hand by luthier Rick Hayes, has used the launch of their first guitar model as the occasion to change company name to Rick Hayes Instruments. Rick has teamed up with fellow luthier Dann Ross to augment his

  • Rock of Ages video from Rick Hayes

    Finalists in the IIIrd Tyme Out Father's Day photo contest will be posted tomorrow (6/16). Our readers will be invited to choose the winner, which will be announced for Father's Day on Sunday (6/21). The theme of the contest is

  • Gibson Brothers hire Joe Walsh

    Long time mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers, Rick Hayes, recently announced his intention to retire from the road to focus on Hayes Mandolins, his budding mandolin building endeavor. Eric and Leigh Gibson are happy to welcome young mandolinist Joe Walsh in

  • Rick Hayes on WFDU

    Rick Hayes, mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers, will join Carol Beaugard on Friday morning (8/1) for a discussion about his recent CD, Fly By Night. Carol's show, Lonesome Pine RFD, is broadcast from 9:00 a.m. to noon (EDT) on 89.1 FM

  • New CD roundup

    Sometimes, new CDs and news of their releases, come in faster than we can post about them. Here is some information about a number of recent projects that may be of interest. We offered a few words about Rick Hayes' debut

  • Rick Hayes – Fly By Night

    Rick Hayes, mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers, is in the studio putting the finishing touches to his first solo CD, Fly By Night, due for release in May. Rick plays mandolin, guitar and bass on the project with Ron Stewart

  • Hoosier bluegrass workshop

    Next weekend, guitar and mandolin enthusiasts in the Cincinnati area will have a chance to study with Clay Hess and Rick Hayes. Hess is the new guitarist with Mountain Heart, and had previously worked with both Ricky Skaggs and Mark Newton.