Category: Bluegrass band news

Mountain Faith lauded by hometown crowd

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite missing the final round of competition on the 2015 season of America’s Got Talent, die-hard fans of Mountain Faith turned out last Thursday evening in Sylva, NC for a parade to celebrate their hometown heroes. Three of the five band members are Sylva natives, […]


Clarification from Claire Lynch

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Claire Lynch has asked us to post this clarification about her plans to pull back from touring following the 2016 season, which David Morris reported back in May. Unfortunately, some confusion has emerged among fans and event producers about her proposed schedule. She shared this […]


Bobby Osborne to Southern Belle Booking

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Southern Belle Booking, managed by principal agent Leslie Brown in Burlington, NC, has announced that they have taken over as representatives for Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press. Bobby, of course, was one half of the iconic Osborne Brothers who performed professionally in bluegrass […]


Hometown to welcome Mountain Faith as conquering heroes

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jackson County North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva, and Jackson County Parks and Recreation have come together to schedule a welcome home parade for Mountain Faith as they return from their America’s Got Talent adventure in New York City. Despite losing […]


Jack Grant back to Detour

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

With Jeremy Darrow moving to Front Country, Detour has welcomed a previous band member back to the fold. Jack Grant, who followed original Detour bassist Zak Bunce into the group, has rejoined the band. Jack lives in Grand Rapids, MI, close to the rest of Detour. […]


Jeremy Darrow to Front Country

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Front Country has recently brought Jeremy Darrow on board as the band’s new bassist. He takes the spot vacated by Zach Sharpe who left as the band transitioned to a full-time touring group. Darrow received his musical training at the College of the Arts in Philadelphia. […]


Ryan Cavanaugh to Jeff Austin Band

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jeff Austin Band has announced that Ryan Cavanaugh has joined the group on banjo, taking the spot recently vacated by Danny Barnes. This has been Jeff’s performing vehicle since he left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2013. Cavanaugh joins Austin on mandolin, Ross Martin on guitar […]


Cane Mill Road in Argentina: an update 

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In April we mentioned that the Deep Gap, North Carolina, band Cane Mill Road had been invited to participate in a youth El Concierto En Iguazu (Iguazu in Concert) that took place in Argentina from 25 to 30 May, 2015. The three youngsters had to raise […]


J.D. Crowe retires – for real this time

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

When banjo legend J.D. Crowe retired from active touring with The New South at the end of 2012, he continued to offer occasional performances, primarily with his old friends Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. He also toured loosely this summer with a reunion of the New […]


Brandy Miller to Chosen Road

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Bucker & Open Road have announced the addition of Brandy Miller to the band, playing banjo. Just 17 years old, Brandy is already an accomplished banjo player. She was chosen to participate in the IBMA Youth Bluegrass All-Stars in 2013, and recorded as a […]