Category: Bluegrass band news

Starr Moss departing Henhouse Prowlers

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
starr_th

Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have announced the impending departure of guitarist Starr Moss after four years with the band. The Milwaukee native is heading back to Wisconsin to attend grad school. He appears on their last three recordings, and has toured all over the world with the group. The […]

more

Nothin’ Fancy to Mountain Fever

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
nothin_th

Mountain Fever Records has announced the signing of established bluegrass artists Nothin’ Fancy to a new recording contract. The group has been a fixture on the bluegrass scene since they formed in 1994 to enter a band competition in Virginia. Mike Andes (mandolin), Mitchell Davis (banjo), […]

more

No more Deadly Gentlemen

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
deadly_gentlemen_th

The Deadly Gentlemen, Boston’s bad boy newgrass band, has announced that they are hanging it up. Original members had been peeling away this past year or so, and the remaining members have been working on outside projects. The Gentlemen were known as one of the first […]

more

Checking in with Jim VanCleve

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
jim_josh_th

Fiddle phenom Jim VanCleve asked us to share this message regarding his musical plans post Mountain Heart. Since the public disclosure of my departure from Mountain Heart last week, I’ve had a whole bunch of folks ask what my plans were. Before I answer, I […]

more

Molly Cherryholmes to Mountain Heart

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
molly_th

The newly-reformed Mountain Heart has announced a change to their lineup. Founding member Jim VanCleve won’t be participating with the group, who has a new opportunity he is pursuing. Stepping in will be Molly Cherryholmes, the southpaw fiddler from the Cherryholmes family band, who will […]

more

Helen Highwater to Roe Entertainment

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
highwater_th

Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the addition of Nashville supergroup Helen Highwater Stringband to their roster of talent. All booking representation for the group will now he handled by Roe. The band consists of four close friends with long associations in bluegrass who […]

more

Milom Williams II to Nu-Blu

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
milom_williams_th

Nu-Blu has announced Milom Williams II as their new mandolinist. He’s a red-headed, 24-year-old southpaw from South Carolina who is a capable multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He takes the spot recently vacated by Austin Koerner . Milom has worked previously in bluegrass with The Watkins Family and Kevin […]

more

Nathan Stanley to Southern Belle Booking

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
nathan_th

Nathan Stanley has announced that he is now being represented by Southern Belle Booking, a new agency located in North Carolina. Southern Belle is managed by principal agent Leslie Brown, whose husband is Dewey Brown, fiddler with the Clinch Mountain Boys. She says that it’s an […]

more

Jesse Smathers to Lonesome River Band

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
smathers_th

Lonesome River Band has announced the addition of Jesse Smathers to the band on mandolin and vocals. He takes the spot of Randy Jones who is now working outside the music business. Bluegrass fans will recognize Jesse from his work with James King, Nothin’ Fancy, and […]

more

Grascals back home to Andrea Roberts Agency

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
grascals_th

The Grascals, with their new vocalist/guitarist John Bryan in tow, have re-signed with their original booking agent, The Andrea Roberts Agency. When the band first hit the scene in 2004, Andrea handled representation for the group through 2008. She has long been close to The […]

more