• Stringbean’s killer paroled in Tennesee

    Though parole had been consistently denied for 40 years, today John A. Brown, convicted in the 1973 murder of Dave "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife Estelle, was granted parole and is set for release from the Tennessee prison system. His initial

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #42

    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

  • Parole denied to Stringbean killer

    We have a bit of closure on a story that has incensed a good many fans of old time and traditional country music, one which has prompted two posts here on Bluegrass Today this past two weeks. The Tennesean is reporting

  • Follow-up: Stringbean murderer to go free?

    We posted earlier in the week concerning the possibility that John A. Brown, convicted for the brutal murders of Dave Akeman (a.k.a Stringbean) and his wife Estelle, might be released on parole. That piece prompted a note from Sandy Rothman, a

  • Stringbean murderer to go free?

    The July 26 edition of The Tennessean, Nashville's hometown paper, has a story sure to be of interest to the many fans of Dave Akeman, a.k.a. Stringbean, one of the most beloved entertainers in the history of traditional string music. He