Category: Bluegrass band news

Molly Cherryholmes to Mountain Heart

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The newly-reformed Mountain Heart has announced a change to their lineup. Founding member Jim VanCleve won’t be participating with the group, who has a new opportunity he is pursuing. Stepping in will be Molly Cherryholmes, the southpaw fiddler from the Cherryholmes family band, who will […]

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Helen Highwater to Roe Entertainment

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the addition of Nashville supergroup Helen Highwater Stringband to their roster of talent. All booking representation for the group will now he handled by Roe. The band consists of four close friends with long associations in bluegrass who […]

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Milom Williams II to Nu-Blu

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Nu-Blu has announced Milom Williams II as their new mandolinist. He’s a red-headed, 24-year-old southpaw from South Carolina who is a capable multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He takes the spot recently vacated by Austin Koerner . Milom has worked previously in bluegrass with The Watkins Family and Kevin […]

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Nathan Stanley to Southern Belle Booking

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Nathan Stanley has announced that he is now being represented by Southern Belle Booking, a new agency located in North Carolina. Southern Belle is managed by principal agent Leslie Brown, whose husband is Dewey Brown, fiddler with the Clinch Mountain Boys. She says that it’s an […]

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Jesse Smathers to Lonesome River Band

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Lonesome River Band has announced the addition of Jesse Smathers to the band on mandolin and vocals. He takes the spot of Randy Jones who is now working outside the music business. Bluegrass fans will recognize Jesse from his work with James King, Nothin’ Fancy, and […]

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Grascals back home to Andrea Roberts Agency

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Grascals, with their new vocalist/guitarist John Bryan in tow, have re-signed with their original booking agent, The Andrea Roberts Agency. When the band first hit the scene in 2004, Andrea handled representation for the group through 2008. She has long been close to The […]

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Scott Burgess to Deeper Shade Of Blue

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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North Carolina’s Deeper Shade Of Blue has announced the addition of Scott Burgess on bass, filling the spot vacated by founding member Brian Hinson. Scott had previously played bass with Kevin Richardson & Cutting Edge. That group is currently inactive as Kevin has returned to work […]

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Canaan’s Crossing 15th Anniversary reunion

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Alabama’s Canaan’s Crossing marked a significant milestone recently when they celebrated their 15th anniversary with a celebration at their home church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist in Arab, AL. Current and former members got together to pick and sing together, and Tim Maze shared this photo of the whole […]

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Changes in store for Claire Lynch

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch will step away from full-time touring with her band at the end of 2016 to focus on songwriting, producing and mentoring, and to spend more time with her husband. She sees the change as a new beginning. “I’m just trying to downsize my […]

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ClayBank launches in NC

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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ClayBank is the newest group to emerge from the fertile musical vistas of northwestern North Carolina, playing straight-ahead contemporary bluegrass. Gary Trivette is on bass, serving as the “old hand” among some talented young grassers. Tyler Thompson is on banjo, Jacob Greer on guitar, and Zach […]

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