Category: Bluegrass band news

Blueways emerges in Milan

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

And this time we’re not talking about Milan, Michigan! Blueways is a new bluegrass group based in Milan, Italy. The quartet is truly international, with two Italians, a Frenchman, and one American in the band. Natalie Shelar, from Tucson, AZ, is on bass along with […]


New look for The New Hip

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Missy Raines has announced a number of changes with her touring group, The New Hip, and has recently signed with the Nashville-based agency Lost Buffalo Artists for representation. The New Hip has welcomed Jake Stargel in on guitar. A veteran of several successful groups like […]


The Wooks take the 2016 RockyGrass title

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Wooks from Lexington, KY are the 2016 winners of the prestigious RockyGrass Band Contest. The boys worked a stop at the festival in as part of a western swing through Colorado and Montana, and turned in a stellar performance during the finals this past […]


Wayne Taylor coming back to Blue Highway

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blue Highway has announced that they will be back to full strength starting August 13 when Wayne Taylor returns from the disabled list to his position playing bass and singing with the group. Wayne has been sidelined since May when chest pains sent him to […]


Noah Brown to Darrell Webb

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Darrell Webb has announced that Noah Brown has come aboard to play bass with the Darrell Webb Band. Barely out of his teens, Noah has already worked with Ralph Stanley II and Junior Sisk. He’ll start working with Webb right away in Gatlinburg, TN and […]


Monogram – There and Back Again

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article is a contribution from Pepa Malina, fiddler with Monogram, perhaps the longest established bluegrass band in eastern Europe. He tells an agonizing story about the group attempting to visit the US this summer to perform at the ROMP festival in June, but being prevented from […]


Dan Kelly to Michael & Jennifer McLain

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Michael & Jennifer McLain have announced the addition of Dan Kelly on fiddle, resulting in a new name for their act. Touring now as the Michael & Jennifer McLain Band featuring Dan Kelly, the group performs regularly at Arrington Vineyards, about 30 miles south of […]


Cody Hill leaving Darrell Webb Band

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Banjo picker Cody Hill has announced that he is departing The Darrell Webb Band and leaving East Tennessee to return home to Indiana. His plans include resuming a career in the fiber optics industry, and filling in with a number of different bands over the rest […]


Laura Mainer to Radio Ramblers

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joe Mullins has announced today the addition of Laura Mainer to his Radio Ramblers team. Laura will handle tasks associated with booking representation and managing the band’s office responsibilities from her home in East Tennessee. Mainer has both a bluegrass pedigree and serious credentials on […]


Nick Dauphinais to Mountain Faith

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mountain Faith has made another personnel change this year, bringing Nick Dauphinais on board to play guitar after the departure of both David and Jimmy Meyer. Nick has been with the band this past few weeks. He joins modern bluegrass’ current first family, the McMahans of western North […]