Category: Bluegrass band news

Railroaders to Southern Belle

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Southern Belle Booking has announced the signing of The Railroaders to the agency for exclusive representation. This is the new group recently formed with Shayne Bartley, Darren Beachley, Greg Luck, and David Carroll. They join Southern Belle artists Nathan Stanley, Bobby Osborne, Carolina Blue, and […]


Della Mae going hard this summer, then taking a break

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Della Mae has announced that they are gearing up for some exhaustive touring this summer, to be followed by an indefinite hiatus starting in mid-August. Citing a desire for time at home and to work on individual solo projects, the ladies did not indicate a clear-cut […]


Jamie Sparks hospitalized

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jamie Sparks, the young banjo picker with The Bluegrass Brothers, was hospitalized on Monday near his home in Richmond, VA. Bluegrass fans will quickly recognize Jamie, as he is one of the very few left-handed banjoists working in our music. According to Bluegrass Brothers bassist and […]


Adam Burrows to Kevin Prater Band

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kevin Prater has announced the addition of Adam Burrows to his touring band, playing fiddle and doubling on guitar and vocals. Adam is from Asheboro, NC and had recently been performing with The Price Sisters on bass, and with his brother Jake as The Burrows […]


Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor hospitalized

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

This statement was just released from Blue Highway… Blue Highway’s highly respected and much loved bass player, songwriter, and vocalist Wayne Taylor has been hospitalized on Friday, May 13, with heart surgery impending on Monday. Wayne experienced chest pain on Thursday evening, leading him to an […]


Brad Beavers to Ralph Stanley II

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ralph Stanley II has added a new member to his touring band. Brad Beavers has joined the group on bass. Beavers is a native of Tazewell, VA now living in Johnson City, TN where he moved several years ago to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]


The luck of the Leicesters?

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rounder Records has been justifiably proud of the success achieved by The Earls of Leicester, the throwback bluegrass band headed by Jerry Douglas honoring the classic music of Flatt & Scruggs. The label has delighted in the many awards The Earls have garnered from both […]


Introducing the Peregrines

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

This post is a contribution from Joe Walsh, mandolinist and manager of a new Transatlantic bluegrass experiment, currently on tour in Europe called The Peregrines. Joe and the rest of the guys will be sending us occasional reports as their tour progresses. The Peregrines 2016 […]


Brad Hudson back to Carolina Road

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have welcomed Brad Hudson back to the band on reso-guitar full time. The eastern North Carolina native developed a fascination with Carolina Road’s music as a teen, and went to see them perform as often as possible. His hope to join the band […]


Richard Ciferský to Dale Ann Bradley

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few months ago we shared an appeal from Slovak banjo picker and entrepreneur Richard Ciferský, who was seeking financial assistance with the legal costs of obtaining a work visa to play music in the United States. Richard had visited the US many times, but to work here legally […]