MERLEFEST TO BE BITTERSWEET FOR HEADLINER VINCE GILL

By: Cindy Hodnett | Winston-Salem Journal Returning to this year’s MerleFest will be bittersweet for headliner Vince Gill. He’ll be glad to be performing at the festival again, along with an illustrious group of musicians that includes Marty Stuart, Alison Krauss and the Union Station and Jerry Douglas, Los Lobos, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Béla…

ON THE PASSING OF EARL SCRUGGS…

“It feels like losing my musical father. Because of my dad trying to learn to play the banjo like Earl, I was exposed to the sound. I don’t know if music would have spoken to me if it wasn’t for the sound of Earl’s banjo.” Vince Gill