Tag: Bass

Tony Mowell to NewTown

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

NewTown has announced Tony Mowell as their new bass player, just in time for the start of their 2014 touring season. With a strong new record, Time Machine, and a good bit of momentum from last year, the band has every reason to expect big things […]


Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]


Chad Gilbert to Turning Ground

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

We heard last week from Kentucky banjo player Mike Daniels, who shared that Chad Gilbert had joined his band, Turning Ground. Chad is playing bass, and had been working with Tommy Webb, and with New River Line before that. Nathan Arnett and Ralph Adams are on […]


Artist2Artist – Missy Raines

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are a touring musician, it happens to you. If you are a new performer, it probably happens more often than you would like. They are the bane of every performing musician: pre-show jitters, on-stage distractions, and getting bummed out when shows don’t go […]


Schatz excited about Nickel Creek tour

| February 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mark Schatz will take a six-month leave of absence from the Claire Lynch Band to play bass during the highly anticipated Nickel Creek reunion this spring and summer. He’s already joined Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins in the studio, laying down tracks for […]


Kip Martin, RIP

| January 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

The last time I talked to Kip Martin on the phone, we were trying to figure out how to get an Epiphone upright bass from my music room in the DC suburbs into his hands near Nashville. Kip was feeling good, starting to play a […]


Congratulations Matt and Carrie

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

If it seems like we’ve been writing about Matt Wallace every few days, it’s because we have. First we mentioned the debut single from his upcoming Pinecastle release, then his membership in Terry Baucom’s new band, The Dukes of Drive, and finally his plans to […]


Benefit Planned for Kip Martin

| January 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

In the face of adversity, the bluegrass community is once again coming together to help one of its own. While bassist Kip Martin lies gravely ill in a Nashville hospital, bluegrass friends hundreds of miles away are planning a benefit to help cover his expenses. […]


Grazztrio from Spain

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

From Barcelona comes Grazztrio, a new experimental string band that performs their own original music. Their approach merges traditional bluegrass instruments and playing styles with rhythms and harmonic concepts common to jazz and classical music. Members include Lluis Gomex on banjo, Oriol Gonzàlez on mandolin, and […]


Welcome Kaley Chapman

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another bluegrass baby! Lee Chapman, bass player with Jerry Butler & the Blu-Jays, and his wife Shasta, are celebrating the birth of a daughter. Kaley Erin Chapman was born on December 10 at 3:26 p.m. in Mooresville, NC. She came in at 6 lbs, 14 oz, stretching […]