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R.I.P. Dr. Ralph Stanely

The family of Dr. Ralph Stanley reports that he has passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89. More information is available at Bluegrass Today.

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  • Kim Robins to Wilson Pickins

    kim_thIt’s been a busy week for Melanie Wilson and her Wilson Pickins Promotions. On Monday we had news about them signing The Hinson Girls from South Carolina, and today she has announced that Kim Robins has joined her agency as well. Kim has followed a […]

  • Ralph Stanley funeral video available online

    hill_thWYMT television in Hazard, KY has made the video stream from yesterday evening’s funeral services for Ralph Stanley available on YouTube. Many lovers of Stanley’s raw version of mountain bluegrass music were tuned in last night as the services were streamed live. Station management apologized […]

  • Remembering Ralph Stanley – without muffins

    jones_thThis is a column normally devoted to tongue-in-cheek coverage of bluegrass topics, faux advice, and the occasional bluegrass haiku, but one day after the public funeral of Ralph Stanley, I’m not exactly feeling in that spirit. There’s been eloquent writing about Ralph, I’m happy to […]

  • Joe Mullins shares the love

    ramblers_thJoe Mullins had found a unique way to help promote Sacred Memories, his latest album with The Radio Ramblers for Rebel Records. Starting on Mothers Day, he launched a campaign called Shared The Link, Share The Love where he agreed to make a cash donation to […]

  • Why Did You Wander video from The Earls

    rattle_thRounder has released a video from Rattle & Roar, their upcoming sophomore release from bluegrass supergroup, The Earls Of Leicester. It’s for the Flatt & Scruggs classic, Why Did You Wander, one written by Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe, and recorded in 1946 at the […]

  • Weiser 2016 report

    weiser_thAnother great year has just concluded at the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest and Festival in Weiser, Idaho. New this year, folks all over the world could tune in on their computers and watch the main stage as it happens since the Festival has teamed up […]

  • Tyler Collins to Darrell Webb

    tyler_thThe Darrell Webb Band has announced the addition of Tyler Collins on reso-guitar. Tyler is already an experienced bluegrass pro at the age of 25. As a pre-teen, we was playing music with Sierra and Cody Hull, and was filling in with Sierra’s band, Highway […]

  • Geoff Bartley and Boston’s Golden Age of Bluegrass

    geoff_thIn bluegrass songs, good times are either past and gone or expected in a future beyond the grave, but in the present, times are hard. The hammer is too heavy, the road is rough and rocky, and the bucket has a hole in it. Once […]

  • The State of American Acoustic Music

    jam_thMy fellow Americans: the state of acoustic music in our country is strong. Earlier last week in our Nation’s capital many were sitting down for principle. By week’s end, throngs were standing up in repeated ovation for American Acoustic music, recognizing it as a national […]

  • Stringworks coming soon from Kristin Scott Benson

    stringworks_thWatching Kristin Scott Benson on stage with The Grascals, it’s easy to imagine her as the shy and retiring type. She rarely if ever speaks, and doesn’t often even smile. Just a little lady and her banjo quietly driving the band forward song after song. But when […]

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