Category: Bluegrass band news

The Burrows Brothers to Cedar Creek

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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The Bankesters Grow Up

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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, […]

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Blue Moon Rising Reunion Band

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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. […]

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New members to Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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More In Store for the Earls?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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. […]

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NewTown signs with Moonstruck Management

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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New members to Cumberland Gap Connection

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Frank Solivan with the Earls

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Frank Solivan landed a high-profile fill-in gig while his band, Dirty Kitchen, is on its winter break. He’s playing 10 gigs with the Earls of Leicester, the all-star band channeling Flatt and Scruggs. Solivan, fresh off a Grammy nomination, will be filling in for Tim […]

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Po’ Ramblin’ Boys become The James King Band

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fans and friends of bluegrass balladeer James King know that the past year has been a difficult one for him to endure. Just as he was enjoying the success of a strong new album in the summer of 2014 came news of some very serious […]

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Jarod Walker to Claire Lynch Band

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch has announced the newest member of her band, mandolinist Jarod Walker. Fans may recognize him from working last year with both Missy Raines and Rebecca Frazier. Walker grew up in Florida, one of the infamously talented Walker Brothers, but lives now in central […]

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