• Roni Stoneman passes

    Roni Stoneman, banjo player with The Stonemans, who played the iconic Hee-Haw character, Ida Lee Nagger, died yesterday evening at 85 years of age. Long before she played that comic stereotype on television in the 1970s, Roni was an established artist

  • The Day The Banjo Dies from Roni Stoneman

    Roni Stoneman has released a single from her upcoming bluegrass album, which answers the autobiographical question, "Have you ever thought about retiring?" Written by her long time guitarist, Ronnie Buff, The Day The Banjo Dies makes it plenty clear that Roni

  • Roni Stoneman wins ROPE Award

    Stoneman has been a magic name in country, old time, and bluegrass music since 1927. That's when Ernest "Pop" Stoneman first recorded for Victor in Bristol, Tennessee with several members of his family in what came to be known as

  • Two new CDs from Patuxent Music

    Patuxent Music has two new releases to announce this month, both of them challenging my perception of the label. Over the past few months, their new projects had featured some of the most promising young bluegrass and old time artists in

  • Women in Bluegrass in BMP

    The November/December issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles is out, and is their second annual Women In Bluegrass edition. The cover story is on Roni Stoneman and includes discussion of her new book, Pressing On - The Roni Stoneman Story. The article

  • Roni Stoneman – Pressing On

    This post is a contribution from Richard Thompson, a semi-regular contributor here at Bluegrass Today. He is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication where he also briefly served as editor. The University Of Illinois Press