Category: Bluegrass band news

Dry Branch Fire Squad to Quicksilver Productions

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
dbfs_th

Quicksilver Productions has announced the signing of the venerable Dry Branch Fire Squad for representation services with the agency. The iconic bluegrass band continues to be anchored by the vocal and storytelling prowess of Ron Thomason, with Brian Aldridge on guitar, Tom Boyd on banjo, and Dan […]

more

The bluegrass band that keeps on giving

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ocotillo_Rain_th

Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band, the southern Arizona bluegrass band that keeps on giving, has chosen Susan G Komen as their charity for March. The Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band, named in part for the beautiful Ocotillo flowering plant that is prevalent in […]

more

Kipper and Jerry, together again

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
kip_jerry_th

Kipper Stitt and Jerry Butler are longtime friends, and bluegrass buddies. They worked together some years ago as members of Pine Mountain Railroad, a Knoxville-based band that found success in bluegrass after acquiring a sponsorship with Tennessee Pride sausage. The band eventually drifted apart after changes in […]

more

The Burrows Brothers to Cedar Creek

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
burrows_th

Adam and Jake Burrows, collectively known as The Burrows Brothers, have left Lonesome Will Mullins and are now booking shows with their own band. They plan to continue performing the soulful, Stanley-influenced traditional bluegrass music that has been their hallmark for several years. Adam plays […]

more

The Bankesters Grow Up

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
bankesters_pn_th

One thing I enjoy as a music writer is watching bands develop and improve over the years. Some of the fastest improvement in the last few years has come from The Bankesters, a family band from Carbondale, IL. This point was driven home last weekend, […]

more

Blue Moon Rising Reunion Band

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
bmr_reunion_th

Blue Moon Rising has been recording and performing bluegrass music now for 15 years, and over this time, they’ve released 6 strong records with a wealth of fine original material. And founder Chris West has something special in store for their many fans this year. […]

more

New members to Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
commonwealth_th

Richmond, VA’s Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, formerly known as Randy Cook & Commonwealth, has brought two new members into the group. Cook is still onboard, notwithstanding the name change, playing mandolin and singing, but wanted the name to reflect the fact that this was a band […]

more

More In Store for the Earls?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
earls_th

Bluegrass fans everywhere can rejoice because Jerry Douglas did something for purely selfish reasons. He wanted to hear more Flatt & Scruggs music. He couldn’t find it on the radio. He didn’t hear it at festivals. And he couldn’t find musicians to play it with. […]

more

NewTown signs with Moonstruck Management

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
newtown_th

Moonstruck Management has announced that the bluegrass band, NewTown, is the latest to sign with their agency. Though the group has been together for several years, they made a big leap in 2013 with the release of Time Machine, their first album with Pisgah Ridge […]

more

New members to Cumberland Gap Connection

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
cgc_th

We heard today from Mike Bentley with news about his group, Cumberland Gap Connection. Mike tells us that he has brought two new members on board, Jeff Smith on bass and Josh Brown on guitar. They join Mike on guitar, Rod Smith on banjo and Matt Hiser on […]

more