Category: Bluegrass band news

Jeremy Darrow to Front Country

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Front Country has recently brought Jeremy Darrow on board as the band’s new bassist. He takes the spot vacated by Zach Sharpe who left as the band transitioned to a full-time touring group. Darrow received his musical training at the College of the Arts in Philadelphia. […]


Ryan Cavanaugh to Jeff Austin Band

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jeff Austin Band has announced that Ryan Cavanaugh has joined the group on banjo, taking the spot recently vacated by Danny Barnes. This has been Jeff’s performing vehicle since he left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2013. Cavanaugh joins Austin on mandolin, Ross Martin on guitar […]


Cane Mill Road in Argentina: an update 

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In April we mentioned that the Deep Gap, North Carolina, band Cane Mill Road had been invited to participate in a youth El Concierto En Iguazu (Iguazu in Concert) that took place in Argentina from 25 to 30 May, 2015. The three youngsters had to raise […]


J.D. Crowe retires – for real this time

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

When banjo legend J.D. Crowe retired from active touring with The New South at the end of 2012, he continued to offer occasional performances, primarily with his old friends Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. He also toured loosely this summer with a reunion of the New […]


Brandy Miller to Chosen Road

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Bucker & Open Road have announced the addition of Brandy Miller to the band, playing banjo. Just 17 years old, Brandy is already an accomplished banjo player. She was chosen to participate in the IBMA Youth Bluegrass All-Stars in 2013, and recorded as a […]


Flatt Lonesome accident update

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We have a learned a bit more about the auto accident that occurred on Saturday (8/1) involving two members of Flatt Lonesome. The best news is that both Dominic Illingworth and Michael Stockton are doing well, have been released from the hospital, and are safely […]


Flatt Lonesome members in serious accident

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two members of Flatt Lonesome were injured this morning in an automobile accident near Durham, NC. Michael Stockton and Dominic Illingworth were just moments from meeting up with the rest of the band when the accident occurred. Both were taken to Duke Medical Center for examination […]


Cumberland River to LoweRider Entertainment

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky’s Cumberland River bluegrass band has announced affiliation with LoweRider Entertainment in Nashville for representation. The agency has been operated since 1990 by Sam Lowe, and handles primarily country artists like Mark Collie and Bailey & the Boys. This is a second chance for the Cumberland […]


Po’ Ramblin’ Boys crossing the pond

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

East Tennessee’s Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, formed just last year to perform regularly at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg, has been rapidly gathering steam with outside shows. So much so that they are currently preparing for an 8-day central European tour next month. The Boys […]


Starr Moss departing Henhouse Prowlers

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have announced the impending departure of guitarist Starr Moss after four years with the band. The Milwaukee native is heading back to Wisconsin to attend grad school. He appears on their last three recordings, and has toured all over the world with the group. The […]