Category: Bluegrass band news

John Marquess departs James King Band

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Marquess, bass player with the James King Band this past two years, has announced that he needs some time off the road. “The past twenty months I’ve been lucky enough to travel and do something I never imagined I’d get to do. I’ve had […]

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The Goodbye Girls touring in Sweden

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Meeting as students in the American Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music, four young women from the US, Canada, and Sweden have formed a new roots/Americana aggregation which they call The Goodbye Girls. The Girls are Lena Jonsson on fiddle, Allison de […]

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New guitarist coming for Claire Lynch Band

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Poor Claire Lynch. She’s had to go through the Summer without her bass player, Mark Schatz, who has been out touring with Nickel Creek. He’s due back in the middle of September, but now comes news that guitarist Matt Wingate is leaving the group. Jim Hurst will […]

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Red Roots interview with Larry Keel

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fans that stayed up late enough at the first night of this month’s Red Wing Roots Festival at the Natural Chimneys of Mount Solon were lucky enough to see an energetic performance by Larry Keel and Natural Bridge. Of course, any performance delivered by the […]

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Becky Buller strikes out on her own

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After a musical career as a sideman (sidewoman?) spanning 13 years, fiddler, banjo picker and singer/songwriter Becky Buller is fleeing the nest. Her first solo project from Dark Shadow Recordings, ‘Tween Earth And Sky, is due to hit this Fall, and Buller has decided that now […]

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Suzanna Barnes to Missy Werner Band

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Missy Werner has announced the addition of fiddler and vocalist Suzanna Barnes to her band. Like Missy, Suzanna was born and raised in the Cincinnati area, where southern Ohio and northern Kentucky meet. She started a study of music as a very young child, and continued […]

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Changes in Sweet Dixie

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Stifel, guitarist with Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, has left the band to pursue other options. His spot has been filled by Maryland musician Tom Adams. “I’d love to offer up a colorful story, but the reality is I’m just looking to do something […]

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Introducing Willow & Lee

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Steady readers of Bluegrass Today know that we have a special interest in young bluegrass artists and performers. It’s exciting to see the zeal and excitement in a young musician’s eye, and encouraging to know that our beloved bluegrass music will be left in good hands. If […]

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The HogSlop String Band to Moonstruck Management

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm who handles stellar bluegrass acts like Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Roys, Adkins & Loudermilk, has made a move into the world of old time music by signing the HogSlop String Band to […]

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Gary Hultman to The Boxcars

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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With founding member John Bowman having announced his departure from The Boxcars earlier this month, the band has today welcomed new member Gary Hultman to the group. Gary is a student in the Bluegrass, Country & Old Time Music program at East Tennessee State Universit and will add […]

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