Category: Music

Nightbird video from The Bankesters

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Compass Records has released a first single to radio from Nightbird, their upcoming November release from The Bankesters. It’s the title track, written by Rick Lang, and sung by eldest Bankester daughter, Melissa Triplett. As ever, she is joined by husband, Kyle Triplett, on banjo, with […]


James McDowell to Carolina Blue

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, we posted that Carolina Blue, a traditional bluegrass band in western, NC, was in need of a banjo player. They have now announced that they found him, living right amongst them in Etowah. The band has welcomed James McDowell into the fold, a young […]


Mickey Galyean to Deep River Management

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Deep River Management in North Carolina has announced the signing of Mickey Galyean and Cullen’s Bridge to an exclusive representation and management agreement. The band is led by Galyean on guitar and lead vocals, continuing the tradition of his father, Cullen Galyean, whose many old school, […]


Willis Clan cancels remaining dates

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you follow entertainment news, you may have seen a recent story about Toby Willis, patriarch of an extremely talented brood of musicians and dancers, 12 in all, who perform together as The Willis Clan. They specialize in bluegrass, Celtic, and country music and reached […]


Rounder reissues classic Mark O’Connor albums

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In tandem with the release of Coming Home, their recent album for O’Connor Band, Rounder Records has reached back into the vault and issued digital re-releases of three Mark O’Connor albums from the 1970s. These were recorded and released as LPs while Mark was a pre-teen […]


Adam Steffey talks Here To Stay

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here To Stay, Adam Steffey’s new album from Mountain Home Music, is one his fans have been hoping for this past ten years or so. We had a chance to discuss the new record with him last week while he was traveling to a show. Steffey […]


New look for Josh Grigsby and County Line

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Josh Grigsby and County Line, based in Virginia’s Northern Neck, has added two new members to the group. Mark Mills has come aboard to play lead guitar and share in the vocal duties, and Whitney Perkins is now with the group on reso-guitar. Both hail […]


Terry Baucom to Roe Entertainment

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the signing of Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive to an exclusive representation contract. The band is fronted by the iconic banjo man, with Will Jones on guitar, Joey lemons on mandolin, and Joe Hannabach on bass. […]


Jacob Shelton to Darrell Webb Band

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Darrell Webb has announced that Jacob Shelton has joined his group playing bass, and singing lead and harmony vocals. Jacob is only 18 years old, but has been playing bluegrass around his native Erwin, TN since he was 10. As a young lad, Shelton was […]


Drew Long back to Canaan’s Crossing

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alabama’s Canaan’s Crossing has announced their reunion with a former bandmate, Drew Long, who has returned to the banjo position following the recent departure of Collins Miller. Miller, who had played with the group the past two years, is the son of Tina Miller who plays fiddle and sings with the […]