• Donald Dowdy passes

    Donald Dowdy, whose powerful vocals helped fuel the The Bluegrass Brothers and The Dowdy Brothers, passed away Thursday. He was 34 years old. His death was caused by a heart attack, his brother Steven said, and he had been ill for

  • Jamie Sparks to The Dowdy Brothers

    Jamie Sparks with his daughter, Janie, and his backwards banjo Jamie Sparks has been announced as the new banjo player with The Dowdy Brothers, a southwest Virginia band known for their mega-traditional approach to bluegrass music, with a heavy Stanley influence. The

  • Welcome Maybelle Fisher!

    I’m proud to announce the family is growing once again. Parents Mason and Raven Fisher are excited to bring home bluegrass baby Maybelle Lee Fisher today. Folks should remember Mason as the banjo player for the Dowdy Brothers band. Congratulations Mason,

  • The Dowdy Brothers debut release

    The name Dowdy has long been associated with hardline, traditional bluegrass. Brothers Victor and Robert Dowdy helmed southwest Virginia’s Bluegrass Brothers for many years, and Victor’s sons Steven and Donald have been part of the band more recently. Now, Steven

  • Introducing The Dowdy Brothers

    First they were just brothers, watching at the feet of their talented bluegrass father and uncle, who toured as The Bluegrass Brothers. As they grew into young men, they became Bluegrass Brothers as well, joining the band in their teens. And