Category: Bluegrass band news

Radio Ramblers making their mark

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In addition to his new position as Chair of the IBMA Board of Directors, Joe Mullins is the fearless leader of his own touring bluegrass band, The Radio Ramblers. Already an experienced stage pro when he launched the group in 2006, Mullins had grown up in a […]

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Sons of the South win at OBX

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Congratulations to Sons of the South who took first place in the Mountain Fever bluegrass band contest this past weekend at the Bluegrass Island Festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As winners, they receive a booking at the 2017 festival with a $2,000 fee, plus ten […]

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Auditions for Elmer’s General Store

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We’ve followed the launch of The Banjo Cellar and Elmer’s General Store in Williamstown, KY over the past year, both businesses with a bluegrass theme. They were established by Elmer Burchett and Megan McKamey, a pair of banjo pickers who saw an opportunity in Williamstown with […]

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James McDowell to Carolina Blue

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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A few weeks ago, we posted that Carolina Blue, a traditional bluegrass band in western, NC, was in need of a banjo player. They have now announced that they found him, living right amongst them in Etowah. The band has welcomed James McDowell into the fold, a young […]

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Mickey Galyean to Deep River Management

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Deep River Management in North Carolina has announced the signing of Mickey Galyean and Cullen’s Bridge to an exclusive representation and management agreement. The band is led by Galyean on guitar and lead vocals, continuing the tradition of his father, Cullen Galyean, whose many old school, […]

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Willis Clan cancels remaining dates

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If you follow entertainment news, you may have seen a recent story about Toby Willis, patriarch of an extremely talented brood of musicians and dancers, 12 in all, who perform together as The Willis Clan. They specialize in bluegrass, Celtic, and country music and reached […]

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New look for Josh Grigsby and County Line

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Josh Grigsby and County Line, based in Virginia’s Northern Neck, has added two new members to the group. Mark Mills has come aboard to play lead guitar and share in the vocal duties, and Whitney Perkins is now with the group on reso-guitar. Both hail […]

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Terry Baucom to Roe Entertainment

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the signing of Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive to an exclusive representation contract. The band is fronted by the iconic banjo man, with Will Jones on guitar, Joey lemons on mandolin, and Joe Hannabach on bass. […]

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Jacob Shelton to Darrell Webb Band

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Darrell Webb has announced that Jacob Shelton has joined his group playing bass, and singing lead and harmony vocals. Jacob is only 18 years old, but has been playing bluegrass around his native Erwin, TN since he was 10. As a young lad, Shelton was […]

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Drew Long back to Canaan’s Crossing

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Alabama’s Canaan’s Crossing has announced their reunion with a former bandmate, Drew Long, who has returned to the banjo position following the recent departure of Collins Miller. Miller, who had played with the group the past two years, is the son of Tina Miller who plays fiddle and sings with the […]

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