Category: Bluegrass band news

New look for Fossil Creek Band

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Fossil Creek Band, from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is pleased to welcome two new members as they prepare for a swing through the southern US starting this weekend. Gil Evans has joined the group on bass, as has Darrell Wagner on fiddle. Evans is […]


Stuart Wyrick to Flashback

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Flashback has announced the addition of Stuart Wyrick to the group on banjo. The band is a reunion of four pickers who worked with J.D. Crowe & The New South in the mid-1990s. They have taken their new band name from the title of the album […]


ClayBank to Andrea Roberts Agency

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not too many new bands have the kind of first year that North Carolina’s ClayBank has enjoyed. Formed in 2015, the group placed 3rd in the 2016 SPBGMA International Band Championship in February, and took first place at the RenoFest band competition last month. Videos […]


Shaun Richardson to Dailey & Vincent

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dailey & Vincent have announced the addition of Shaun Richardson to their band, filling the spot vacated by Seth Taylor’s move to full time with Mountain Heart. At only 20 years of age, Shaun is already an experienced hand on the road, having worked with a […]


Introducing Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year we made mention of bluegrass/newgrass vocalist Ray Cardwell’s return to the music business after a number of years away, and today he has introduced his touring band, Tennessee Moon. The group will feature Kyle Wood on mandolin, Richard Starkey on guitar, Kelsey Crews […]


Rock royalty at The Station Inn

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Aerosmith’s legendary lead singer Steve Tyler made it known that he was moving to Nashville to get involved in country music, there were a lot of doubters. “What does this rocker know about country music?” and “It’s just a publicity stunt,” were heard loud and […]


Introducing The Railroaders

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new bluegrass band called The Railroaders has formed this spring, uniting four talented bluegrass veterans with combined experienced in excess of 100 years. Their members come from Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Maryland. Shayne Bartley is on mandolin and vocals, Darren Beachley on bass and […]


Introducing Unbridled Strings

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s a new bluegrass band that has sprung up from the fertile ground of East Tennessee, where folks know how our music is supposed to be played. Unbridled Strings is a quartet of experienced bluegrass pros from Georgia and Tennessee who have gotten together in the Pigeon […]


John Treadway to Big Country Bluegrass

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

John Treadway of Taylorsville, NC has been announced as the newest member of Big Country Bluegrass. He will be playing banjo and singing harmony with the southwest Virginia band, filling the spot vacated recently when Lynwood Lunsford left after nine years to start his own […]


Detour to take 2016 off

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

What happens when a part time band suddenly becomes a major festival draw with runaway hit songs on radio, and record sales far beyond their expectations? Well, on top of lots of big smiles, high fives, and a greatly expanded tour schedule, it can lead […]