Category: Bluegrass band news

Dry Branch Fire Squad to Quicksilver Productions

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Quicksilver Productions has announced the signing of the venerable Dry Branch Fire Squad for representation services with the agency. The iconic bluegrass band continues to be anchored by the vocal and storytelling prowess of Ron Thomason, with Brian Aldridge on guitar, Tom Boyd on banjo, and Dan […]


The bluegrass band that keeps on giving

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band, the southern Arizona bluegrass band that keeps on giving, has chosen Susan G Komen as their charity for March. The Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band, named in part for the beautiful Ocotillo flowering plant that is prevalent in […]


Kipper and Jerry, together again

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kipper Stitt and Jerry Butler are longtime friends, and bluegrass buddies. They worked together some years ago as members of Pine Mountain Railroad, a Knoxville-based band that found success in bluegrass after acquiring a sponsorship with Tennessee Pride sausage. The band eventually drifted apart after changes in […]


The Burrows Brothers to Cedar Creek

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Adam and Jake Burrows, collectively known as The Burrows Brothers, have left Lonesome Will Mullins and are now booking shows with their own band. They plan to continue performing the soulful, Stanley-influenced traditional bluegrass music that has been their hallmark for several years. Adam plays […]


The Bankesters Grow Up

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

One thing I enjoy as a music writer is watching bands develop and improve over the years. Some of the fastest improvement in the last few years has come from The Bankesters, a family band from Carbondale, IL. This point was driven home last weekend, […]


Blue Moon Rising Reunion Band

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blue Moon Rising has been recording and performing bluegrass music now for 15 years, and over this time, they’ve released 6 strong records with a wealth of fine original material. And founder Chris West has something special in store for their many fans this year. […]


New members to Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Richmond, VA’s Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, formerly known as Randy Cook & Commonwealth, has brought two new members into the group. Cook is still onboard, notwithstanding the name change, playing mandolin and singing, but wanted the name to reflect the fact that this was a band […]


More In Store for the Earls?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass fans everywhere can rejoice because Jerry Douglas did something for purely selfish reasons. He wanted to hear more Flatt & Scruggs music. He couldn’t find it on the radio. He didn’t hear it at festivals. And he couldn’t find musicians to play it with. […]


NewTown signs with Moonstruck Management

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Moonstruck Management has announced that the bluegrass band, NewTown, is the latest to sign with their agency. Though the group has been together for several years, they made a big leap in 2013 with the release of Time Machine, their first album with Pisgah Ridge […]


New members to Cumberland Gap Connection

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

We heard today from Mike Bentley with news about his group, Cumberland Gap Connection. Mike tells us that he has brought two new members on board, Jeff Smith on bass and Josh Brown on guitar. They join Mike on guitar, Rod Smith on banjo and Matt Hiser on […]