Category: Bluegrass band news

Introducing Charm City Junction

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new string band has sprung up in Baltimore, taking as their name one of the several nicknames the port city is known by. Charm City Junction plays a hybrid style defined by its diverse members: a bluegrass fiddler (Patrick McAvinue), and old time banjoist […]


News from Circa Blue

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

West Virginia’s Circa Blue has seen some changes of late. They have two new members to introduce, Malia Furtado on fiddle and Terry Chism on bass, and have just released a video that mixes live performances from the band with interviews with the members, old […]


And the band played on…

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

We received a statement this afternoon from The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, formerly led by Bill Yates. The rest of the guys have just decided that, following Bill’s recent passing, they will continue to perform together in his honor. In their words… “Bill Yates toured with […]


What a difference two decades make!

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Phil Leadbetter sent along a pair of photographs of J.D. Crowe & The New South, taken twenty years apart. The first is a band promotional photo taken in 1995 when he was in the group with Crowe, Richard Bennett, Don Rigsby, and Curt Chapman. The guys are […]


American Drive taking a break

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We received a statement this afternoon from American Drive, formed when J.D. Crowe retired at the end of 2012. Essentially, they were the New South without Crowe, and the guys found a new banjo picker and kept it going. Now it seems that they are calling […]


Gavin Largent to Flamekeeper

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced the addition of Gaven Largent to the band, on both banjo and resonator guitar. He takes the spot recently vacated by Glenn Gibson who reported wanting to spend more time at home. Just 18 years of age, Largent has been wowing […]


Rambling Rooks are now Band of Ruhks

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ronnie Bowman is really excited about the upcoming album from Band of Ruhks, formerly known as The Rambling Rooks. And when Ronnie gets excited, he starts to gush. No holding back for this successful Nashville songwriter, who possesses one of the most iconic voices in […]


News from Mountain Rain

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brad Wood, mandolinist with North Carolina’s Mountain Rain, got in touch last week with several bits of news. First off, the band has recently signed with Cedar Creek Management, and booking for shows will be handled by Susan Burrows at Cedar Creek (336 953-2814). They have also […]


Matt Love to Deeper Shade of Blue

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deeper Shade of Blue, an established regional bluegrass band based near Charlotte, NC, has announced the addition of Matt Love on bass. He brings many years of bluegrass experience to the band, having toured with Darin & Brooke Aldridge on banjo, and taught a number […]


Cumberland River is back

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cumberland River, the bluegrass bruisers from Harlan, KY, are back with us again after roughly a year off. Following a raucous start in 2011 owing in part to an association with the FX television series, Justified, the band suffered the loss of two founding members and […]