Wynn Fay, The Ol’ Ridgerunner

Wynn was the REAL deal: soulful, musical, knowledgeable, kindhearted, and humble. I performed many a show with him as a member of his band, the Ridgerunners. And, once you became a Ridgerunner, you were a Ridgerunner for life – and also a member of Wynn’s musical family. Ask other former Ridgerunners like Jim Rooney, Bill Kieth, Jim Heffernan, or many, many others – they will all agree. ⇨ Read more

Tabby Crabb

I had heard through the music grapevine that a fellow had showed up in the Amherst area straight from being a member of a popular country rock band in Texas called “Medicine Wheel.” Folks said he could play pedal steel guitar, banjo, guitar and fiddle and was looking for work. ⇨ Read more

Defining Bluegrass

John Bollard, one of my picking buddies, was a fine banjo player who also happened to be a linguist working for Webster’s Dictionary. One day, he told me that he had been assigned the job of writing the first definition of the word “bluegrass” (as in music) for the Webster dictionary.
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