Category: Bluegrass band news

Grant Gordy leaves David Grisman

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grant Gordy, guitarist with the David Grisman Quintet, has shared a statement with us following his decision to leave the group. After six incredibly fortunate years as guitarist with the legendary David Grisman Quintet/Sextet, I am moving on and focusing on other pursuits. It’s been […]


Clevenger and Marshall to Kevin Prater Band

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kevin Prater Band has recently welcomed two new members. Albon Lee Clevenger has come aboard on fiddle, as has Clyde Marshall on guitar and mandolin. Both will also share in the vocals. Clevenger had been performing recently with Cumberland Gap Connection, while Marshall has been with Don Rigsby […]


Seth Taylor to Dailey & Vincent

| February 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Nashville is a town where dreams go to die. Week after week, buses disgorge aspiring superstars with three things in common. They’re young, they’re talented, and they’ll never have a career in music. But sometimes, talented youngsters do find their way in Music City, as […]


Shannon Slaughter joins Grasstowne

| February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Grasstowne has announced that Shannon Slaughter has joined the band, playing guitar and singing lead. But wait a minute… Doesn’t Shannon already have a band of his own, County Clare? That’s right, but he and Alan Bibey with Grasstowne have come to an agreement to […]


Dave Vaught hospitalized this week

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

We received a note this week from Tim White, host of Song Of The Mountains on PBS, and member of popular Virginia/Tennessee band, The VW Boys. He notes that one of the members of the band has been ill. Dave Vaught of the VW Boys […]


Schatz excited about Nickel Creek tour

| February 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mark Schatz will take a six-month leave of absence from the Claire Lynch Band to play bass during the highly anticipated Nickel Creek reunion this spring and summer. He’s already joined Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins in the studio, laying down tracks for […]


NewFound Road reunion shows in 2014

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

We caught up with Tim Shelton late last week, and he shared some of what he has been doing since NewFound Road disbanded last year. As it turns out, he has spent the past few weeks talking with event producers about a mini-reunion tour for […]


Luke Dotson to Mountain Faith

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

North Carolina’s Mountain Faith has announced Luke Dotson as their new guitarist, who will also share in the lead and harmony vocals. Luke is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University, and had been singing with the Calvary Reflections for the past 5 years. In Mountain Faith […]


New members of Bull Harman & Bulls Eye

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bull Harman & Bull’s Eye have announced some new members. The St. Louis-based band has brought Alex Rifle in to play banjo, Allan Sterling on reso-guitar, and Harman’s son Wyatt has taken over his mom, Tammy’s, bass role. Bull remains on guitar and vocals, as […]


Kenny O’Quinn to Half Past Lonesome

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kenny O’Quinn has been announced as the new mandolin player with Jeff Clair & Half Past Lonesome, where he will also assist on harmony vocals. Prior to signing on with Jeff, Kenny had worked with The Tommy Webb Band, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, and more […]