• Shelby Jewell passes

    Shelby Jewell, who founded The Bluegrass Kinsmen back in the early 1970s, passed away on June 17 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 80 years of age. The Kinsmen were launched in 1971 by Shelby and his brother, Ebby, who

  • Major award for Shelby Jewell

    The Bluegrass Kinsmen are a well-known band in their native southwestern Virginia. Formed in 1971 by brothers Shelby and Ebby Jewel, the Kinsmen are still active under Ebby's leadership since Shelby laid down his guitar and retired in 2012. Bluegrass doesn't