The Darrell Webb Band has brought Brandon Green on to play banjo. He did his first weekend recently on a tour through Kentucky.
Green is on the faculty of the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. He serves as a lecturer in the department, where he also provides private lessons on several instruments and leads student ensembles.
With his energies directed towards the academy this past few years, Brandon told us he was glad for the chance to be playing again.
“I haven’t really toured with a band since I was with The Abrams Brothers, maybe seven years ago. Since then I’ve focused mainly on teaching, and you always miss doing what you’re teaching.
I was first introduced to Darrell through my old banjo teacher, Will Parsons, who recently left ETSU to teach at Morehead State.
Darrell was someone I grew up listening to in Wildfire, and am glad to be playing with him on stage. I’ve never been in a band quite like this. Hopefully I can do my part on the banjo.”
Green will retain his position at ETSU. He says that his summer schedule is light at school when the band will be busiest.
You can keep up with The Darrell Webb Band online. Look for more details soon about Darrell’s 20th Anniversary CD, due for release in the near future.
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