Category: Bluegrass band news

Kim Robins to Wilson Pickins

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s been a busy week for Melanie Wilson and her Wilson Pickins Promotions. On Monday we had news about them signing The Hinson Girls from South Carolina, and today she has announced that Kim Robins has joined her agency as well. Kim has followed a […]


Tyler Collins to Darrell Webb

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Darrell Webb Band has announced the addition of Tyler Collins on reso-guitar. Tyler is already an experienced bluegrass pro at the age of 25. As a pre-teen, we was playing music with Sierra and Cody Hull, and was filling in with Sierra’s band, Highway […]


Hinson Girls to Wilson Pickins

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Melanie Wilson has announced the signing of The Hinson Girls to her Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions agency. The four sisters from Lancaster, SC pick and sing contemporary bluegrass and Gospel music. They have been performing together on the circuit since 2009, and as they have grown […]


Ralph II inherits The Clinch Mountain Boys

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ralph Stanley and Ralph Stanley II

This article is a contribution from CJ Lewandowski, mandolinist with the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, and a proud fan of the Stanley sound. As a young traditionalist, I’ve always had the yearning to make the trip through the Clinch Mountains of Virginia, and across Smith Ridge […]


Railroaders to Southern Belle

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Southern Belle Booking has announced the signing of The Railroaders to the agency for exclusive representation. This is the new group recently formed with Shayne Bartley, Darren Beachley, Greg Luck, and David Carroll. They join Southern Belle artists Nathan Stanley, Bobby Osborne, Carolina Blue, and […]


Della Mae going hard this summer, then taking a break

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Della Mae has announced that they are gearing up for some exhaustive touring this summer, to be followed by an indefinite hiatus starting in mid-August. Citing a desire for time at home and to work on individual solo projects, the ladies did not indicate a clear-cut […]


Jamie Sparks hospitalized

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jamie Sparks, the young banjo picker with The Bluegrass Brothers, was hospitalized on Monday near his home in Richmond, VA. Bluegrass fans will quickly recognize Jamie, as he is one of the very few left-handed banjoists working in our music. According to Bluegrass Brothers bassist and […]


Adam Burrows to Kevin Prater Band

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kevin Prater has announced the addition of Adam Burrows to his touring band, playing fiddle and doubling on guitar and vocals. Adam is from Asheboro, NC and had recently been performing with The Price Sisters on bass, and with his brother Jake as The Burrows […]


Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor hospitalized

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

This statement was just released from Blue Highway… Blue Highway’s highly respected and much loved bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor has been hospitalized on Friday, May 13, with heart surgery impending on Monday. Wayne experienced chest pain on Thursday evening, leading him to an […]


Brad Beavers to Ralph Stanley II

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ralph Stanley II has added a new member to his touring band. Brad Beavers has joined the group on bass. Beavers is a native of Tazewell, VA now living in Johnson City, TN where he moved several years ago to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]