Category: Bluegrass band news

Circa Blue to Orange Blossom Records

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Orange Blossom Records has announced the signing of West Virginia’s Circa Blue to the label. The band’s next album, Once Upon A Time, is scheduled for release on Orange Blossom in January. The label has an ongoing relationship with Circa Blue’s guitarist/vocalist Steve Harris, and […]


Rob Ickes leaving Blue Highway

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The streak is over! For 21 years Blue Highway held the distinction of holding together with its original, founding members. Despite a brief exit by Jason Burleson, who returned not long after, the same five talented musicians have remained with the group from the start. Given […]


Dan Andree to depart Henhouse Prowlers

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have announced an upcoming personnel change. Fiddler Dan Andree will be leaving the band at the end of the year. His final shows will be during the band’s year-end stint at Martyrs in Chicago, December 30-January 1. The band will fill his spot […]


Mountain Faith in Qatar

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

We got a note over the weekend from Summer McMahan, who is with Mountain Faith at Al Udeid Air Force Base in Qatar, performing for US troops stationed there. She sent along a couple pictures plus this brief report of their trip so far. “We are […]


Jake Workman joins Ricky Skaggs

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wasting no time after yesterday’s announcement that Cody Kilby was leaving Kentucky Thunder, Ricky Skaggs has announced today that Utah flatpicker Jake Workman has joined the band. Like many young guitarists, Jake came to bluegrass sideways, having started with an interest in rock guitar in his […]


Cody Kilby leaves Skaggs for The Travelin’ McCourys

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

After 14 years slinging hot licks on guitar for Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Cody Kilby is moving to The Travelin’ McCourys. The popular band, which is in effect, The Del McCoury Band absent the Del, has never had a full time guitarist, relying instead […]


Danny Booth leaving Dirty Kitchen

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

It looks like married life agrees with Danny Booth, who has been touring on bass this past four years with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. He was wed back in August to Amanda Kerr, a fiddler and music teacher in northern Virginia whom he has known […]


The Buck Stops Here

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gailanne Amundsen has been making a name for herself in bluegrass and old time music for much of her short life, winning fiddle competitions as a child in Florida, and more recently as a member of Jubal’s Kin. Her musical efforts now center around The […]


Nightflyer to Echo Mountain

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

More news from Echo Mountain Entertainment… Following last week’s announcement that she would be responsible for booking Corey Hensley comes news that Bella Johnson and Echo Mountain Entertainment will be handling representation for Nightflyer. The band hails from southern Ohio, with Richard Propps on guitar […]


Corey Hensley to Echo Mountain

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Echo Mountain Entertainment has announced that they are now representing Corey Hensley and The Corey Hensley Band. Bluegrass fans remember Corey for his time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, where he played bass and sang for four years. Now he has his own bluegrass and bluegrass Gospel group […]