• Uncle Art now available

    Alan John Britton’s biography, Uncle Art, information about which we shared with you in September, is now available after some production delays. It tells of the life and work of English A&R man/record producer Art Satherley, who was responsible for

  • Bluegrass Calendar returns for 2011

    The Bluegrass Calendar is back! After a break this year, Gary Reid at Copper Creek Records has a new calendar for 2011. This 20th anniversary edition features those great Reid favorites, the Stanley Brothers. As usual, there are the birthdates of literally

  • Les Woodie signs off

    Longtime radio broadcaster and bluegrass fiddler Les Woodie has announced his retirement. After 48 years with WKDE KDCountry in Altavista, VA, Woodie will retire as General Manager on Thursday, November 5. Prior to beginning his radio career, Woodie worked as a

  • Rank Stranger enshrined by Library of Congress

    The Stanley Brothers' classic 1960 recording of Rank Stranger has been chosen by The Librarian of Congress as one of the culturally-significant audio recordings to be added to their National Recording Registry for preservation. Each year 25 new pieces of

  • Benefit show for John Shuffler

    We got a note last week from our friend Big Mike Ramsey about an event that many of our readers will want to support. It's a benefit show scheduled for this weekend (5/9) for John Shuffler, one of the unsung

  • The White Dove

    Bob Webster, the WAMU/bluegrasscountry presenter of the Sunday morning programme Stained Glass Bluegrass, and regular contributor Richard F Thompson have collaborated to bring this story about the origins of the song The White Dove, the Stanley Brothers' favourite. An abridged version of the story

  • The Stanley Brothers 50 years ago

    In the course of two days just over fifty years ago, the Stanley Brothers began an era that was to last on-and-off right through and beyond Carter Stanley's premature passing on December 1, 1966. Carter and Ralph along with the Clinch

  • Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites

    Rebel Records has recently announced news of the forthcoming release on March 25 of a various Artists collection entitled Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites (REB-8004). The 20 song anthology embraces some of the classic songs in bluegrass music from some