Category: Bluegrass band news

Ned Luberecki to Becky Buller

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ned Luberecki has announced this evening that he is giving up his position with Chris Jones & the Night Drivers to accept the banjo spot with Becky Buller. He shared both a statement and a video with us to explain his thinking. “This was one […]

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Ben Eldridge Retires from Seldom Scene

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Nothing lasts forever, but Ben Eldridge’s 44-plus years with the Seldom Scene seemed to come close. His long run with the legendary bluegrass band came to an official end this morning, when remaining members announced his retirement and the addition of Rickie Simpkins to the […]

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Luke Dotson leaves Mountain Faith

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s the oldest story in the history of bluegrass. A talented young musician dedicates much of their early life to mastering this quirky and demanding music. If a little luck comes their way, they connect with an up-and-coming band and receive a journeyman’s education in the traveling life. […]

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Swift Enterprises to sponsor Edgar Loudermilk

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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More news this week from The Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry. It has been announced this morning that Swift Enterprises, a trucking company based in Cleveland, TN, will sponsor Edgar and Jeff on the road this year. Company owner Gregory Swift is a long time […]

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Jody Elmore to Breaking Grass

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In what would seem to be the first band personnel switch of 2016, Breaking Grass has announced the addition of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jody Elmore to the band. He will assume the banjo spot recently vacated by Shelton Vanderford. A native Alabamian, Jody has been playing […]

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Mike Rogers to Echo Mountain

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Echo Mountain Entertainment has announced that they have signed Mike Rogers to be represented by their agency. Bluegrass fans will remember Mike from his time touring and recording with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. He was the writer of Doyle’s hit number, Country Store, which he […]

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Introducing The Molly Rose Band

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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When Lynwood Lunsford announced that he was leaving southwest Virginia’s popular Big Country Bluegrass back in November, everyone knew that we would be seeing him again soon with another group. And now we know. He has resurfaced with a newly-formed outfit, The Molly Rose Band. Lunsford […]

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Boxcars to Roe Entertainment

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Boxcars, the five-piece bluegrass supergroup that has been a concert and festival headliner since they hit the scene in 2009, have announced some big news for the start of the New Year. According to mando man Adam Steffey, they have some new music coming out shortly, and have made […]

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Kameron Keller to Darrell Webb

| December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Kameron Keller, bassist and tenor vocalist with Junior Sisk this past year, is taking over that same position with the Darrell Webb Band. He cites the fact that Webb is based in the same part of East Tennessee as he lives as his primary reason […]

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Williamson Branch in The Caymans

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Last month, when the first hints of winter weather were making themselves felt in parts of the United States, Williamson Branch was sweating it out down in the Cayman Islands. The family band, consisting of Kevin and Debbie Williamson and their three talented daughters, were […]

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