Changes in Rambler’s Choice

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

We had mentioned earlier in the week that Chris Davis was leaving Marty Raybon’s band to work with Junior Sisk, and now have more details about that change.

Junior’s long-time singing partner, Tim Massey, is getting married and moving on, and Junior shared a few words about the upcoming personnel swap.

“I will miss Timmy but would like to wish him and Patty all the happiness in the world, and success in their future together.

Though I am sorry to see Timmy go, I am excited about the new changes in the band. We have moved Jason ‘Sweet Tater’ Tomlin over to the bass, and hired Chris Davis on mandolin. I think you will be pleased with the new configuration.”

In addition to Junior on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Davis is on banjo, and Billy Hawks on fiddle, with Tomlin on bass and Davis on mandolin. Chris will also take Timmy’s place singing tenor.

A few other bits of Junior Sisk news…

Their next CD, The Heart of a Song, is scheduled for a September release on Rebel Records. Sisk had previously suggested that the title would be Cold Heart, but it seems like those plans have changed.

Junior has also recently signed an agreement with Steve Johnson and Mountain Music Entertainment for exclusive representation and management.

You can follow their tour dates online.

John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

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