Tag: Grasstowne

Cleo Lemons legacy lives on in Sandy Ridge

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

This report on the long-running series of bluegrass shows in Sandy Ridge, NC is a contribution from Jay Adams, banjo player with Rich in Tradition. Jay assumed management of this popular local tradition in 2010 when its founder, Cleo Lemons, turned 90 years of age. […]


Gena Britt hobbles home from Asheville

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 edition of Bluegrass First Class was held this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville, NC. Everyone seemed to have a fine time enjoying the music and the lovely surroundings, with the possible exception of one banjo player. Gena Britt had finished […]


4 – Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s up with Grasstowne? That’s a question I’ve heard more than a few times this past few years. Founder and mandolinist Alan Bibey has seen a lot of changes with this band in the nine years since they formed as a partnership between he, Steve […]


Photos from Red, White & Bluegrass 2015

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Laura Tate Ridge shared these photos from Friday night and Saturday at the 2015 Red, White & Bluegrass Festival.


New look for Grasstowne

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grasstowne will have a new look and sound for 2015. Mandolinist and bandleader Alan Bibey says that they will be going as a four piece, reuniting him with some of his old bluegrass buddies. Justin Jenkins will remain on banjo, with Gena Britt coming in […]


Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]


Shannon Slaughter joins Grasstowne

| February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Grasstowne has announced that Shannon Slaughter has joined the band, playing guitar and singing lead. But wait a minute… Doesn’t Shannon already have a band of his own, County Clare? That’s right, but he and Alan Bibey with Grasstowne have come to an agreement to […]


New single from Grasstowne

| October 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

We caught up with Alan Bibey over the weekend to discuss all things Grasstowne. Their next Mountain Fever project, Grasstowne 4, is finished but for the mixing, and is set for release early in 2014. Alan said that its completion was delayed by both he […]


Still more photos from the August 2013 Gettysburg festival

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s still another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the August 2013 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.  


More from Grasstowne in Scandinavia

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Grasstowne boys are still tooling around northern Europe, completing a tour of Finland and Norway that concludes this week. They have a few more shows in Norway, and then back across the Atlantic and home. As he has been able, Alan Bibey has sent […]