Category: Bluegrass band news

New members to Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Richmond, VA’s Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, formerly known as Randy Cook & Commonwealth, has brought two new members into the group. Cook is still onboard, notwithstanding the name change, playing mandolin and singing, but wanted the name to reflect the fact that this was a band […]

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More In Store for the Earls?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass fans everywhere can rejoice because Jerry Douglas did something for purely selfish reasons. He wanted to hear more Flatt & Scruggs music. He couldn’t find it on the radio. He didn’t hear it at festivals. And he couldn’t find musicians to play it with. […]

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NewTown signs with Moonstruck Management

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management has announced that the bluegrass band, NewTown, is the latest to sign with their agency. Though the group has been together for several years, they made a big leap in 2013 with the release of Time Machine, their first album with Pisgah Ridge […]

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New members to Cumberland Gap Connection

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We heard today from Mike Bentley with news about his group, Cumberland Gap Connection. Mike tells us that he has brought two new members on board, Jeff Smith on bass and Josh Brown on guitar. They join Mike on guitar, Rod Smith on banjo and Matt Hiser on […]

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Frank Solivan with the Earls

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Frank Solivan landed a high-profile fill-in gig while his band, Dirty Kitchen, is on its winter break. He’s playing 10 gigs with the Earls of Leicester, the all-star band channeling Flatt and Scruggs. Solivan, fresh off a Grammy nomination, will be filling in for Tim […]

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Po’ Ramblin’ Boys become The James King Band

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fans and friends of bluegrass balladeer James King know that the past year has been a difficult one for him to endure. Just as he was enjoying the success of a strong new album in the summer of 2014 came news of some very serious […]

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Jarod Walker to Claire Lynch Band

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch has announced the newest member of her band, mandolinist Jarod Walker. Fans may recognize him from working last year with both Missy Raines and Rebecca Frazier. Walker grew up in Florida, one of the infamously talented Walker Brothers, but lives now in central […]

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Two new members for Stoney Creek

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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West Virginia’s Stoney Creek will boast a couple of new members when they hit the stage in 2015. The band has announced the addition of banjo player Troy Stangle and guitarist Kenton Catlett to their lineup. Troy had worked previously with All4Hym before their current sabbatical. […]

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Zoe Guigueno to Della Mae

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Della Mae has announced the newest addition to their group.  Zoe Guigueno, formerly with Joy Kills Sorrow, has joined the group on bass. She takes the spot vacated by Shelby Means at the end of last year’s touring season. Zoe will make her first appearance […]

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Bill Murray at The Station Inn

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you were at Nashville’s Station Inn on January 10 to see the world famous Steeldrivers, you might have spied another celebrity in the crowd. Television and movie star, Bill Murray – a huge fan of the band – was in attendance. Murray met the ‘Drivers […]

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