• Ron Spears services announced

    Details of the services for all-round bluegrass entertainer Ronald Gary Spears, who passed away on March 22, 2023, aged 69, have been announced.  A memorial service will be held at the Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, UT on Friday, April 14,

  • Ron Spears passes

    Utah born bluegrass musician and ace songwriter Ron Spears passed away on March 22, 2023, from complications following surgery for cancer last year. He was 69 years of age, and suffering with other health issues as well.  He was a multi-instrumentalist

  • Reno Bound – Reno and Harrell

    For most bluegrass fans, the name “Reno and Harrell” instantly brings to mind the 1960s band fronted by bluegrass legends Don Reno and Bill Harrell. However, some folks may have caught that name popping up once again at bluegrass shows,

  • A Dollar Down from Reno & Harrell

    The new, 21st century version of Reno & Harrell, consisting of Don Reno's sons Don Wayne and Dale, along with Bill Harrell's son Mitch, have released a first music video. The song is A Dollar Down, which will be included in

  • Ron Spears to James King

    Ron Spears has gone to work with James King, taking the spot recently vacated by Kevin Prater. Ron will be playing mandolin (and some guitar), and singing tenor with the band. According to James' wife, Julie, he an Kevin jointly decided

  • Parmley embraces Cardinals legacy

    We got a note from Ron Spears, mandolinist and tenor singer with David Parmley & Continental Divide. He tells us that the band is still working on their next CD, to be released on Pinecastle Records, for whom Parmley had recorded

  • Ron Spears joins David Parmley

    Recently departed from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ron Spears has become the newest member of David Parmley and Continental Divide. Ron replaces the outgoing Randy Graham on mandolin and tenor vocals. Ron is also a very fine song writer, and I'm