Category: Bluegrass band news

New look for Grasstowne

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grasstowne will have a new look and sound for 2015. Mandolinist and bandleader Alan Bibey says that they will be going as a four piece, reuniting him with some of his old bluegrass buddies. Justin Jenkins will remain on banjo, with Gena Britt coming in […]


Meanwhile, at the airport…

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts of having Hot Rize back on tour again is tracking the mischief that Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers get into following the Hot Rize boys around on the road. Now, it appears that something is brewing between these bands of brothers. […]


New CD, new bassist for Tyler Williams Band

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tyler Williams is a gifted bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist residing in the fertile musical hills of East Tennessee. Though born in Central Ohio, Williams has made his home in the Johnson City area for some time, where he performs regularly with his own band. Like many acoustic […]


Carley Arrowood to Darin & Brooke

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Darin & Brooke Aldridge have announced that Carley Arrowood is the new fiddler in their band, filling the spot vacated when Becky Buller left to pursue her solo career earlier this Fall. At just 18 years of age, Carley has already assembled an enviable record […]


Davidsons come up big in Aussie awards nominations

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the nominees were announced for the 2015 Australian Golden Guitar awards on Monday, there was great news for Aussie grassers The Davidson Brothers. Their names were called in four separate categories, including song awards for two tracks from their current Wanderlust CD. Wanderlust was nominated for […]


Teri Chism to Circa Blue

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

West Virginia’s Circa Blue has announced that Teri Chism has joined the band on bass. She has been a fixture in the DC-area bluegrass scene for many years, working with Patent Pending and Cliff Waldron & the New Shades of Grass. Upon Cliff’s retirement, Teri […]


Mountain Heart is back for 2015 – and beyond

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

After dropping into apparent obscurity this year, and announcing the departure of founding member Jim VanCleve and bass player Jason Moore, Mountain Heart has indicated today that they are back with a renewed focus, and a new album in 2015. Van Cleve is returning on fiddle […]


Stevens Family retires from touring

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Stevens Family bluegrass band from West Virginia has reached that point which signals the end of their touring career. Like so many other like family groups, it is the point where the younger members are ready to pursue career goals that conflict with a family […]


Jason Barie to The Radio Ramblers

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jason Barie has been announced as the new fiddler with Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, taking the spot created by the departure of Evan McGregor. Bluegrass fans will be familiar with Jason from his six years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, two before that with Larry Stephenson, […]


Bryan Russell to Hammertowne

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hammertowne has announced that Bryan Russell has joined the group to play bass and help with vocals. Russell is from eastern Kentucky and had spent the past few years working with Cumberland Gap Connection. David Carroll, who plays guitar and sings with Hammertowne, tells us that […]