Category: Bluegrass band news

Randall Hibbitts leaving Ralph Stanley

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Randall Hibbitts, who has been playing bass with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys this past few years, has announced today that he is leaving that position. The southwest Virginia native says that he is going to work in event promotion, though it is […]

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Country Gentlemen Tribute Band to Graham Talent

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, initially formed when longtime bassist Bill Yates was still alive, has signed with Graham Talent Group for representation. The band exists to retain the sound of the many classic Country Gentlemen songs, and offer an opportunity for today’s audiences to experience […]

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Phil Leadbetter departs Dale Ann Bradley

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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After three years traveling with Dale Ann Bradley, reso-guitarist Phil Leadbetter has announced that he will be leaving her band to start on a new project. He says departing is especially tough for him, as Bradley was such an encouragement to him when she hired Phil late […]

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Travers Chandler and Steven Dowdy link up

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Not long ago mandolin player Travers Chandler announced that he was dis-banding his group Avery County and starting a new band with long-standing friend and guitarist Steven Dowdy. Avery County’s last personal appearance was in October of last year and while they had some bookings for […]

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Noah Brown to Junior Sisk

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has announced Noah Brown as the bass player/tenor singer with his touring band, Rambler’s Choice. Noah had just indicated yesterday that he was stepping down from his position playing bass with Ralph Stanley II. Just 19 years old, Brown has been playing bluegrass […]

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More changes for Mountain Faith

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Faith has announced a couple more changes to their touring configuration. In addition to David Meyer who has recently taken Luke Dotson’s place on guitar, the band has brought in David’s younger brother, Jimmy Meyer, on second guitar. Chris Wright has also joined the group […]

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Gina Clowes to Chris Jones

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have announced the newest member of their band. Gina Clowes will join the group shortly, when Chris and the guys return from their current west coast swing. A Virginia native, and part of the absurdly talented Furtado family, Gina had […]

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Mitch Walker to Jeff Brown

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome has announced a band change. Banjo man Eli Gilbert is leaving the group. He is set to graduate this Spring from East Tennessee State University, and has accepted a teaching position in Maine after graduation, where he was born and raised. Eli […]

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New look for New Outlook

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Long based around the singing of husband/wife team Brad and Lori Lambert, New Outlook will have a new look when they roll into SPBGMA next month in Nashville. Lori tells us that they have brought in a new guitarist, Jeremy Moore, along with Jeff Hardin on […]

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Ned Luberecki to Becky Buller

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ned Luberecki has announced this evening that he is giving up his position with Chris Jones & the Night Drivers to accept the banjo spot with Becky Buller. He shared both a statement and a video with us to explain his thinking. “This was one […]

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