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New look for Grasstowne

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Shannon Slaughter joins Grasstowne

| February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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New single from Grasstowne

| October 28, 2013 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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Still more photos from the August 2013 Gettysburg festival

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Here’s still another gallery of Frank Baker’s images from the August 2013 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.  

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More from Grasstowne in Scandinavia

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Grasstowne in Scandinavia

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Grasstowne is now a few days into their summer tour of Scandinavia. The band is finishing up a week in Finland, and will be heading to Norway later this week. Fearless leader (and mandolinist) Alan Bibey has promised to send us updates and photos as […]

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Blake Johnson to Grasstowne

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
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With Dustin Pyrtle hopping aboard the Quicksilver Express, Grasstowne is pleased to announce that Blake Johnson is their newest member, playing guitar and singing lead. Blake lives in Roxboro, NC and has been playing guitar since he was ten years old. His musical upbringing is […]

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Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter – Ray Edwards

| January 3, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Many singer-songwriters spend most of their career without having their songs cut by a hit artist. Some, however, enjoy great success. Perhaps it would be wise of us (myself included) to take note of the work of songwriters like Ray Edwards. A recent Rural Rhythm […]

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Alan Bibey tells all

| December 5, 2012 | 6 Comments
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Veteran bluegrass mandolin player Alan Bibey of Grasstowne does it the old-fashioned way—and doesn’t mind telling you why. He took a few minutes to explain between sound check and Grasstowne’s November 29 performance in the North Brevard Shrine Center in Titusville, FL. Bibey is both relaxed […]

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