Category: Bluegrass band news

Rob and Trey back across the pond

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley are enjoying a very warm reception for their new album, The Country Blues. The mix of bluegrass, Americana, and alt-country is winning fans and generating radio play in all three genres, and getting them all sorts of notice in the […]


Collins Miller to Darrell Webb

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Darrell Webb Band has announced they newest member, Collins Miller, who has joined the group on banjo. Collins is 18 years of age, hailing from Arab in northern Alabama. Arab has the honor of being the namesake of a classic bluegrass instrumental by another Alabama […]


Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia to Wilson Pickins

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions has made another move in the bluegrass biz, signing Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia for booking representation. Randall played bass for Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys for much of the last few years of Stanley’s life, leaving the group in February of […]


Brad Beavers leaving Ralph II

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brad Beavers has announced his departure from Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, for whom he has been playing bass since earlier this year. He says that his doctor has recommended that he come off the road, and that’s advice that you’re wise to […]


Greg Moore to Hillbilly Gypsies

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

West Virginia’s Hillbilly Gypsies have announced the addition of Greg Moore to the band on fiddle. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Trae and Jamie Lynn Buckner, the Gypsies have been working the bluegrass festival circuit in the southeastern US for many years. Moore, know as […]


Gillis Brothers ride again?

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

It would seem that we will soon be seeing The Gillis Brothers from Georgia on stage again, though they won’t be performing under that name. John Gillis, who worked with his brother Larry for several years in the 1990s as The Gillis Brothers, is returning […]


Banjo spot open with Carolina Blue

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Carolina Blue is on the hunt for a new banjo picker. The Brevard, NC-based band plays contemporary bluegrass with a focus on the traditional side of the street. Their current banjo man, Seth Rhinehart, is finding the tour schedule a bit too much for him to […]


Changes for The Kevin Prater Band

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Kevin Prater Band has announced a bit of mid-season alteration in their lineup, motivated by the departure of guitarist Rick Bartley who is now touring with his brother, Shayne, as The Bartley Brothers. Now working with Kevin are the Burrows brothers from North Carolina. Adam […]


Railroaders call it quits

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

No one who follows bluegrass music closely needs to be told that bands come and go as the vagaries of fate and the music industry may dictate. Here’s news of another such story. The Railroaders, a group of bluegrass veterans who came together earlier this […]


Blueways emerges in Milan

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

And this time we’re not talking about Milan, Michigan! Blueways is a new bluegrass group based in Milan, Italy. The quartet is truly international, with two Italians, a Frenchman, and one American in the band. Natalie Shelar, from Tucson, AZ, is on bass along with […]