Category: Bluegrass band news

Jamie Johnson on leaving The Grascals

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jamie Johnson has asked us to share a statement as he departs The Grascals. He was an original, founding member of the band, which got it’s start as Dolly Parton’s Nashville-based road band when she was doing a more bluegrass sound. Touring with them for […]


John Bryan to The Grascals

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Change is something of a constant in the bluegrass world, just as it is in the arts in general. We’ve become accustomed to seeing new faces in our favorite groups from time to time, which makes bands that display consistency all the more special and […]


Mike Conner to Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Bill Yates passed away in January, many people wondered what would become of the band he had created, billed as Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. He had assembled the group to perform the old songs the Gentlemen had recorded during his […]


Andy Edmonds to South Carolina Broadcasters

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The South Carolina Broadcasters, a bluegrass and old time group from North Carolina, have announced the addition of Andy Edmonds to the band on fiddle. Edmonds, from Pilot Mountain, was raised in a family of traditional musicians, and learned the fine art of fiddle while […]


Changes in NewTown for 2015

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

NewTown will have a new look the next time you catch them on stage. The Kentucky-based band, and Mountain Home recording artists fronted by Jr. Williams and Kati Penn-Williams, has a couple of changes to announce. They had been working with fill-in bass players for […]


David Parmley back in 2016

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Good news for fans of soulful bluegrass singing. David Parmley has decided that he’s been away from the music too long, and is reforming his band with an eye towards touring full time in 2016. He’s planning to get back in the studio this Summer, […]


Cane Mill Road is Argentina bound

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teenaged bluegrass trio Cane Mill Road have been invited to represent the USA by playing three concerts at the world’s largest international music festival for children, El Concierto En Iguazu (Iguazu in Concert) that takes place in Argentina from 25 to 30 May2015. Cane Mill […]


Lonesome Highway turns back the clock

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

West Virginia’s Lonesome Highway has announced some major personnel changes heading into the 2015 season. Guitarist/vocalist Buddy Dunlap and bassist Cody Brown have departed to focus on their other musical venture, Bud’s Collective, who have recently released a strong new live album. Fans of the […]


Tyler Robertson to Kevin Prater Band

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Kevin Prater Band has announced the addition of Tyler Robertson on banjo. Tyler is just 19 years old, but has already gained several years of experience playing bluegrass with Bobby Maynard and Breakdown, Cornerstone, Ned Crisp and Bottomline, and The Corey Hensley Band. He is proficient […]


Doug Bartlett to Hammertowne

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kentucky’s Hammertowne has announced the addition of Doug Bartlett on fiddle and vocals. They are making the move to a six-piece format just ahead of the release of their Highways & Heartaches album on Mountain Fever in April. Doug has many years of experience in bluegrass, with […]