• Jacob Burleson to Volume Five

    Jacob Burleson has been announced as the new mandolinist with Volume Five. He will join the group effective January 28 when they perform at Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee, GA. Jacob has been around bluegrass music all his life, growing up

  • Steve Dowdy back to The Bluegrass Brothers

    The Bluegrass Brothers, super hard-driving traditionalists from Catawba, VA, will have a new look for 2017. Well, actually... it's more a return to an older look for the group. John Simmons, who had been playing guitar and singing with the Brothers,

  • New look for Allegheny Drifters

    When Western Pennsylvania's Allegheny Drifters take the stage in 2017. Banjo player Jim Scott has left the group, and they've made a two-for-one swap, bringing in the husband/wife team of Michele Kirkby-Vance on fiddle and Radford Vance on banjo to fill his spot. The

  • Ray Cardwell to Wilson Pickins

    Melanie Wilson with Wilson Pickins Promotions has announced the addition of bluegrass singer Ray Cardwell to her stable of artists. Ray has returned to pursue a career in our music following a layoff of several years, after having dedicated much of his youth

  • Cleverlys to Moonstruck Management

    Moonstruck Management has announced the signing of bluegrass parody act, The Cleverlys, to their talent roster. The group takes on the pose of a family band, led by a Digger Cleverly, Sr. who plays guitar and sings lead. When the group first

  • David Benedict to Mile Twelve

    When I caught Boston's Mile Twelve live during World of Bluegrass in Raleigh this year, there were a number of impressions I came away with. First off, it was immediately clear that these talented young artists, with the bloom of the

  • Henhouse Prowlers flying to Kyrgyzstan

    What are you doing after Thanksgiving? Well The Henhouse Prowlers will be hopping a jet for an impromptu trip to central Asia. The guys have been invited by the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan to play at the Dostuk Music Festival in the capital of

  • Announcing The Dave Adkins Trio

    Here is a fascinating "power of social media" story regarding bluegrass vocalist Dave Adkins and an impromptu video he posted on Facebook over the weekend. Dave had decided to put together a low-key trio with a couple of his friends, Richie Rose and

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