Category: Bluegrass band news

Suzanna Barnes to Missy Werner Band

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Missy Werner has announced the addition of fiddler and vocalist Suzanna Barnes to her band. Like Missy, Suzanna was born and raised in the Cincinnati area, where southern Ohio and northern Kentucky meet. She started a study of music as a very young child, and continued […]


Changes in Sweet Dixie

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chris Stifel, guitarist with Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, has left the band to pursue other options. His spot has been filled by Maryland musician Tom Adams. “I’d love to offer up a colorful story, but the reality is I’m just looking to do something […]


Introducing Willow & Lee

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steady readers of Bluegrass Today know that we have a special interest in young bluegrass artists and performers. It’s exciting to see the zeal and excitement in a young musician’s eye, and encouraging to know that our beloved bluegrass music will be left in good hands. If […]


The HogSlop String Band to Moonstruck Management

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm who handles stellar bluegrass acts like Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Roys, Adkins & Loudermilk, has made a move into the world of old time music by signing the HogSlop String Band to […]


Gary Hultman to The Boxcars

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

With founding member John Bowman having announced his departure from The Boxcars earlier this month, the band has today welcomed new member Gary Hultman to the group. Gary is a student in the Bluegrass, Country & Old Time Music program at East Tennessee State Universit and will add […]


Hot Rize back this Fall

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of the biggest bluegrass fun I remember from the 1980s was watching Hot Rize on stage, often with their alter egos, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers. You could always depend on some solid bluegrass, a good dose of old old time country, and more than […]


Wally Hughes to Commonwealth Bluegrass

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass has welcomed fiddler Wally Hughes as an official member of the band. Hughes has been doing some shows with Randy and the gang since they started playing together recently, and Cook is very pleased to have him onboard. “We are extremely proud […]


Richard Cifersky with Velvet Blue

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Slovak banjoist Richard Cifersky will be visiting the US again later this month. He will serve as a staff instructor during Acoustic Music Week at Lincoln Memorial University, and perform with east Kentucky’s Velvet Blue while he’s over. Richard plans to be in the States from June 19 through […]


John Bowman exits The Boxcars

| June 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

John Bowman, one of the five founding members of bluegrass supergroup The Boxcars, has announced that he is leaving the band. Over the past few years, Bowman has been increasingly focusing his energy towards preaching and singing in churches, often along the route he travels […]


Chris Davis to Diamond Rio

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gene Johnson, a founding member of country group Diamond Rio – and a former mandolinist/vocalist with J.D. Crowe & the New South – is set to undergo open heart surgery in June, with Chris Davis, recently of Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, set to fill […]