Category: Bluegrass band news

Ryan Cavanaugh moves on from Jeff Austin

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ryan Cavanaugh has announced that he is leaving his banjo position with the Jeff Austin Band and heading back to his home base in New York City. Austin had started his group when he left Yonder Mountain String Band in the spring of 2014, starting […]


Town Mountain to Quicksilver Productions

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Quicksilver Productions, a full-service artist representation and management agency in Washington, DC, has announced the addition of Town Mountain to their roster of talent. The Asheville, NC-based group plays original bluegrass with the sort of rough edge more commonly associated with old time music. Robert […]


David Adams Barnett to Hammertowne

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kentucky’s Hammertowne has announced the departure of banjo player Brent Pack, and the addition of new member David Adams Barnett in his stead. According to guitarist Dave Carroll, Brent has been offered a position as a full time Park Ranger with the Kentucky State Park Department, an opportunity that […]


Richard Cifersky leaves Dale Ann

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Richard Cifersky has announced his departure from Dale Ann Bradley’s band. He had been touring with her since he arrived in the United States this spring from his native Slovak Republic. An experienced, professional banjo player, Cifersky spent more than a year raising the money […]


Open Rail takes IAME Award

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the winners were announced on October 8 at the 2016 International Musician & Entertainment Association Awards in Murfreesboro, TN, Open Rail from Gallipolis, OH was named as Bluegrass Group of the Year. The band consists of Don Titus on banjo, Shane Lail on guitar, John Cardwell on mandolin, […]


The Churchmen to Southern Belle Booking

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Southern Belle Booking has announced the signing of bluegrass Gospel group, The Churchmen, to their growing roster of touring talent for exclusive representation. The band has been performing since 1989, featuring both traditional and contemporary bluegrass Gospel music, from their home base in central Virginia. […]


Brian Aldridge departs Sideline

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sideline has announced the departure of their mandolinist and a primary vocalist, Brian Aldridge. He has been with the band this past two years. North Carolina bluegrass fans had watched Brian grow up on stage. His dad, Mike Aldridge, was a member of the Bass Mountain […]


Andy Leftwich leaving Kentucky Thunder

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Andy Leftwich, fiddler with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since 2001, has announced that he will be leaving the band at the end of the year. He has literally grown up in the group, starting with Skaggs right out of high school at 19 years […]


Original Rarely Herd to reunite for Bob Evans

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

For more than 25 years, The Rarely Herd has provided quality bluegrass entertainment in the central US from their home base in Ohio. A lot of pickers and singers have been involved over the years in the Rarely Herd family, which continues to travel and […]


New Balance to Wilson Pickins

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions agency in Westminster, SC has announced the signing of Indiana’s New Balance to an exclusive publicity and representation services contract. The six-piece group plays a hard-driving style of contemporary bluegrass, with Gospel and vintage country sounds in the mix. Their self-titled, […]