Bluegrass Today

Thursday, May 04, 2017




David Murph passes

It is with a sad heart that we must report of the passing of Cleveland, North Carolina-based musician David Murph. Unfortunately, David had endured quite a lengthy illness and passed away this morning after having been placed in hospice care a few days ago. He was well known throughout North Carolina for his work with The Gospel Plowboys, in which…







Changes afoot at Renfro Valley

During this past weekend, April 30/May 1, 2017, reports emerged that the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center had dispensed with the services of members of their house-band, led by Kimberly ‘Kricket’ Reynolds. On Saturday night after that…

Historic Bill Monroe video at Gibson released

Thanks to the folks at Mandolin Cafe, who first published it over the weekend, mandolin lovers and fans of bluegrass history can watch video of the day Bill Monroe's iconic F-5 was returned to him in February 1986 after being restored at the Gibson…

Bands sought for VFMA bluegrass competition

The Virginia Folk Music Association is on the hunt for bands from the Old Dominion interested in competing in their bluegrass band contest in October. A top prize of $1,000 is offered for Virginia-based groups, and the entry fee is only…

Congratulations Jason and Courtney

Jason Burleson, founding banjo player with Blue Highway, was married on Saturday (4/29) to Courtney Austin. They held a private ceremony near their home in Tennessee. Speaking for Blue Highway, their publicist Sherri George tells us... "Jason…




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