Category: Bluegrass band news

Jesse Smathers to Lonesome River Band

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Lonesome River Band has announced the addition of Jesse Smathers to the band on mandolin and vocals. He takes the spot of Randy Jones who is now working outside the music business. Bluegrass fans will recognize Jesse from his work with James King, Nothin’ Fancy, and […]

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Grascals back home to Andrea Roberts Agency

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Grascals, with their new vocalist/guitarist John Bryan in tow, have re-signed with their original booking agent, The Andrea Roberts Agency. When the band first hit the scene in 2004, Andrea handled representation for the group through 2008. She has long been close to The […]

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Scott Burgess to Deeper Shade Of Blue

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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North Carolina’s Deeper Shade Of Blue has announced the addition of Scott Burgess on bass, filling the spot vacated by founding member Brian Hinson. Scott had previously played bass with Kevin Richardson & Cutting Edge. That group is currently inactive as Kevin has returned to work […]

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Canaan’s Crossing 15th Anniversary reunion

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Alabama’s Canaan’s Crossing marked a significant milestone recently when they celebrated their 15th anniversary with a celebration at their home church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist in Arab, AL. Current and former members got together to pick and sing together, and Tim Maze shared this photo of the whole […]

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Changes in store for Claire Lynch

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch will step away from full-time touring with her band at the end of 2016 to focus on songwriting, producing and mentoring, and to spend more time with her husband. She sees the change as a new beginning. “I’m just trying to downsize my […]

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ClayBank launches in NC

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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ClayBank is the newest group to emerge from the fertile musical vistas of northwestern North Carolina, playing straight-ahead contemporary bluegrass. Gary Trivette is on bass, serving as the “old hand” among some talented young grassers. Tyler Thompson is on banjo, Jacob Greer on guitar, and Zach […]

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New look for Darrell Webb Band

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Darrell Webb has announced new members for his touring band. The three new musicians have actually been working with Darrell this past few months, and have added a real zing to his live shows, which tend be highly energetic to start with. Andy Ruff on reso-guitar […]

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Junior Sisk grabs the book by the horns

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Junior Sisk has announced that he has ended his long relationship with the Roe Entertainment Agency, and will be representing himself going forward for all live appearances by Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice. His office released a statement earlier today expressing his gratitude for the work […]

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Luke Munday to Marty Raybon

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Marty Raybon has announced Luke Monday as his new banjo player with Full Circle. Luke has actually been out with Marty for the past few months, but now it’s official. This is Munday’s second stint with Marty, and he is really psyched for the opportunity. “I’m really excited […]

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Jamie Johnson on leaving The Grascals

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jamie Johnson has asked us to share a statement as he departs The Grascals. He was an original, founding member of the band, which got it’s start as Dolly Parton’s Nashville-based road band when she was doing a more bluegrass sound. Touring with them for […]

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