Category: Bluegrass band news

Jason Barie to The Radio Ramblers

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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, […]

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Bryan Russell to Hammertowne

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Rod Smith to Kevin Prater Band

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Kevin Prater Band has announced Rod Smith as the newest member of the group. He will play both banjo and reso-guitar with the traditional bluegrass outfit based in Kentucky. Rod had previously been a member of Cumberland Gap Connection and Ernie Thacker & Route 23. […]

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Shelby Means departs Della Mae

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Shelby Means, who has been playing bass with Della Mae this past two and a half years, has announced this weekend that she will be leaving the group. She will accompany the Dellas on their upcoming State Department tour as her final hurrah. Her absence […]

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Glenn Gibson says goodbye to Flamekeeper

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced that Glenn Gibson, who has played banjo with the band this past three years, is leaving the group. He will do his last show tonight at the Festival of the Riverboats in Louisville, KY. In addition to be being a […]

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David Long back to Big Country Show

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Karl Shiflett has announced that David Long has returned to play mandolin with The Big Country Show. Long has a well-earned reputation as a master of traditional and early bluegrass mandolin styles, and is resuming a position with Karl he had held previously. He is […]

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Kameron Keller to Junior Sisk

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has announced that Kameron Keller has taken the job playing bass with Rambler’s Choice. He had been working this past few years with Alan Bibey and Grasstowne. Kameron takes the spot vacated by Jason Tomlin who has left for a job with Tru-Ball […]

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Turning Ground wins Bluegrass Island competition

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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At last weekend’s Outer Banks Bluegras Festival in Manteo, NC, Turning Ground from Salyersville, KY was announced as the winners of the First Annual Banjo Island Band competition. The invitational contest was held on September 26, with each of 7 groups performing an allotted 15 minute […]

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Matthew Arndt departs Early Edition

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kevin Pace and the Early Edition from Spokane, WA has announced that fiddler Matthew Arndt has left the group. He played his final show with the band on September 27. Kevin says that Matthew was the youngest member of the group, and had been with him […]

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Day 2 for Driven at WOB ’14

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This year during the IBMA World of Bluegrass, we are delighted to have Driven, one of the invited showcase acts, chronicling their experiences for us at Bluegrass Today. It is both an honor and an opportunity for a group to be invited to showcase, and we thought it would be […]

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