• Vernon Derrick RIP

    Veteran fiddle and mandolin player Vernon Derrick passed away on Friday morning (1/4) at the age of 74. He performed with both The Stanley Brothers and Jimmy Martin during the 1960s after gaining some exposure during a brief stint with Flatt

  • American Folk & Country Music Festival

    Our UK correspondent, Richard F Thompson, shares this news. Forty years before the 'O Brother/Down From The Mountain' tour, an earlier group of like-minded musicians took some Appalachian music on the road. Thankfully, some of the music performed by the small

  • Time-Life Stanley Brothers set shipping 4/19

    The widely-anticipated Stanley Brothers collection from Time-Life which we told you about earlier this year, is scheduled for release later this week. The Stanley Brothers - The Definitive Collection (1947-1966) will ship on April 19, a three CD set with

  • Hall of Fame petitions from WWB

    Our friends at WorldwideBluegrass.com are promoting a pair of petition drives to get two of bluegrass music's pioneers into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Both Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe have been inducted, but WWB is hoping to

  • Stanley Brothers set from Time-Life

    This post is a contribution from Richard Thompson, a founding member of the British Bluegrass Music Association, and a semi-regular correspondent and contributor for Bluegrass Today. He is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication

  • Carter Stanley – Gone, but not forgotten

    This post is a contribution from Richard Thompson, a founding member of the British Bluegrass Music Association. He is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication where he also briefly served as editor. He wrote

  • Stanley Brothers Picture

    Here's a link to a post on a Japanese bluegrass blog, announcing that the monthly jam in Tokyo will be themed around Stanley Brothers music. The post features a cool picture of Carter and Ralph. Check it out.

  • Casting call for Broadway bound pickers

    We posted a few months ago about the stage show produced at Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA about the life of The Stanley Brothers, called Man Of Constant Sorrow. At that time, we mentioned that the show, while only appearing