Category: Bluegrass band news

New look for Special C

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special Consensus rolled out of their big 40th Anniversary Reunion concert in Chicago over the weekend with some big news for Special C fans. Current guitarist and vocalist, Dustin Benson, will be departing the group after their November 7 show at Nashville’s Station Inn. He […]


New lineup for Bradford Lee Folk

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bradford Lee Folk, one of the most distinctive vocalists to emerge on the bluegrass scene in quite some time, has announced a new version of his touring band, The Bluegrass Playboys, and plans to head into the studio with them for a new project this winter. […]


Josh Grigsby & County Line new Virginia champs

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The past weekend at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, the Virginia State Bluegrass Championship Contest was hosted by the Virginia Folk Music Association. Prizes were awarded for bands, vocalists, and instrumentalists alike. Bragging rights for top band go to Josh Grigsby & County Line, from Virginia’s northern […]


Adkins & Loudermilk Branching Out

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Promoters will have an unusual choice in 2016: They can book Adkins & Loudermilk or they can book Adkins or Loudermilk. Both Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk will release solo albums early next year, and will book their bands as well as the duo. “We’re […]


Carolina Blue to Southern Belle Booking

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brevard, NC’s Carolina Blue have announced their affiliation with Southern Belle Booking, managed by Leslie Brown in Burlington. There they join Nathan Stanley and Bobby Osborne who are also represented by Southern Belle. Carolina Blue is working now on a new album which should be […]


Kim Robins calling it quits

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass singer/songwriter Kim Robins has announced her intention to dissolve her 40 Years Late band, and come off the road. Hers is a story that will be familiar to a good many bluegrass artists. Kim Brummett was a popular vocalist as a teen in Indiana, and […]


Ralph Stanley recovering after fall

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ralph Stanley is recovering in the hospital after cracking his pelvis in a fall last week. Minor surgery was required when he was first admitted September 26, but his family reports that he is doing well. It is expected that he will be released from the […]


Dustin Benson exits Special C

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dustin Benson, guitarist/vocalist with Special Consensus, has announced that he will be leaving the group after November 7. The Alabama native has spent the past four and a half years touring with Special C, during which time he visited Europe three times, and Australia once. Dustin’s been […]


Hasee Ciaccio departing Barefoot Movement

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hasee Ciaccio, bassist and vocalist with The Barefoot Movement, has announced that she and the band will be moving in different directions. She says that it’s a mutual decision, everyone’s still friends, and that she will continue with them for the next few months until […]


New bus wrap for Gary Brewer

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers are driving in high bluegrass style this month thanks to a new bus wrap from their long-time sponsor, Byerly Ford in Louisville. Byerly has been partnered with Gary and his band for more than 20 years, sponsoring and taking part […]