Tag: Aaron McDaris

Aaron McDaris does The Voice

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Given our relative obscurity in the mainstream world of pop music, it’s always something of a sensation when one of our bluegrass celebrities is asked to appear on television. Tonight it’s the banjo players’ turn to shine, as Aaron McDaris, banjo picker with Rhonda Vincent […]


Happy 40th birthday to Aaron McDaris

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past weekend Rhonda Vincent pulled off one of the most difficult feats in modern American life: a successful surprise birthday party for her banjo player, Aaron McDaris. The party was held on December 5 at Nashville’s Music City Bar & Grill, co-hosted by Aaron’s wife, […]


Rhonda turns ’em loose

| March 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has posted a new video of Rhonda Vincent & The Rage tearing through a cool medley of instrumental bluegrass favorites when they performed on the Katy Daley Show on February 2. Rhonda featured each of her top shelf pickers in turn (Brent Burke […]


Run Secretariat Run

| December 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

I recently had an opportunity to visit with singer-songwriter Dale Pyatt about some of his recent projects. He’s excited about the just released Run Secretariat Run, a song he wrote about the great racehorse, which he recorded with the help of Steve Thomas, Jenee Fleenor, and Aaron McDaris. This is a […]


The littlest Rager revealed

| December 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

When we posted last week about the birth of Aaron McDaris’ daughter, Katie, we said we would post a photo when we could get one. And here she is. Aaron is the new banjo player with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and you can see […]


The littlest Rager

| December 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

Aaron McDaris, the incoming banjo player with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, has something else to celebrate this Christmas season. He and his wife, Amy, welcomed their second child, Katie Leann, on December 8. She was born at 3:46 (EST) and weighed in at 7 […]


McDarris, Helson join The Rage

| November 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

As has been widely speculated this past few weeks, Rhonda Vincent has confirmed that Aaron McDaris is her new banjo player, and that Ben Helson is taking the guitar spot. Both take the job effective today (11/24). McDaris had been performing as a member of […]


Band trading deadline moves

| November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

As always seems to happen this time of year, a number of top bluegrass bands are making personnel changes. Aaron McDaris is leaving The Grascals, and Kristin Scott Benson will be leaving Larry Stephenson’s band to accept the job. She will start with The Grascals […]


Mashville Brigade: Bluegrass Smash Hits, Volume 1

| March 20, 2008 | 2 Comments

The Mashville Brigade may not be that familiar a name to most festival going bluegrass fans, but the individual members of the band should be. The Brigade is comprised of: Aaron McDaris (The Grascals) on banjo and harmony vocals; Darrell Webb (Rhonda Vincent & The […]


Mashville Brigade & Friends

| October 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

For many years now the legend of the Sidemen has lived on even though the group no longer performs at Nashville’s Station Inn. In recent months, a new group of sidemen have come together to fill the void. They call themselves the Mashville Brigade. The […]