Category: Bluegrass band news

News from Mountain Rain

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brad Wood, mandolinist with North Carolina’s Mountain Rain, got in touch last week with several bits of news. First off, the band has recently signed with Cedar Creek Management, and booking for shows will be handled by Susan Burrows at Cedar Creek (336 953-2814). They have also […]


Matt Love to Deeper Shade of Blue

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deeper Shade of Blue, an established regional bluegrass band based near Charlotte, NC, has announced the addition of Matt Love on bass. He brings many years of bluegrass experience to the band, having toured with Darin & Brooke Aldridge on banjo, and taught a number […]


Cumberland River is back

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cumberland River, the bluegrass bruisers from Harlan, KY, are back with us again after roughly a year off. Following a raucous start in 2011 owing in part to an association with the FX television series, Justified, the band suffered the loss of two founding members and […]


Special C learns about beer

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

So what is the first thing a bunch of bluegrass boys do when they land in Ireland? Here’s Special Concensus’ Greg Cahill to explain. We left the USA one week ago today and have now played in Clonmel, Headford, Portarlington, Dublin and playing tonight in […]


Introducing the Abby Hollander Band

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Abby Hollander is a gifted bluegrass singer and songwriter from Woodstock, NY who has recently formed her own band in Brooklyn, and started work on a debut recording. The Abby Hollander Band performs a mix of standards and Abby’s distinctive original material. While working the New […]


Phil Roach to Cornmeal

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cornmeal has announced the addition of Phil Roach on fiddle to their high energy stage show. The Chicago-based group performs original music that mixes folk, rock and bluegrass elements in a jam band setting. Phil comes to the band after playing for several years with the […]


Special Consensus in Ireland

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After a nice two-week vacation with family over the holidays, the members of Special Consensus find themselves now in Ireland preparing to start something of a whirlwind tour of the British Isles. Founder and banjo player Greg Cahill tells us that this is a special trip […]


Sideline back in the studio

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2013, a new band showed up on many folks’ radar, consisting of some of our music’s top pickers. Billed as Sideline (due to the band being a secondary project to all of the members’ primary music obligations) Sideline has become a main gig! After […]


Ryan Cavanaugh exits Soulgrass

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jazz and progressive 5 string banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh has announced his exit from Bill Evans Soulgrass, a hybrid effort by noted sax man Evans to blend funk, jazz and bluegrass grooves. “After 9 years, over 25 countries, and thousands of airline miles logged, I […]


Jacob Eller to The Church Sisters

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Church Sisters have announced that Jacob Eller has joined their band on bass. Like the Churches, Jacob is a native of SW Virginia who learned to play bluegrass as a youngster. Before touring the world as a member of Sierra Hull’s band, he was […]