Tag: Jim VanCleve

Jim VanCleve exits Mountain Heart [updated]

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s the end of an era. Fiddler Jim VanCleve has announced his departure from Mountain Heart, a group he helped found some years ago. At its onset, Jim, Barry Abernathy, and Steve Gulley started the band when they left Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998. […]

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The Chronicles of Depression – Alex Hibbitts

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Having performed with such acts as Randy Kohrs and the Expedition Show, Alex Hibbitts is no stranger to the bluegrass music scene. Although he has spent most of his bluegrass career as a sideman, and currently can most often be found working within his Depression […]

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Gathering – Aaron Ramsey

| September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Aaron Ramsey may be best known for his role as the mandolin player for Mountain Heart, but on his recent solo project, Gathering, he takes on almost every role imaginable within a bluegrass project. Ramsey not only showcases his noteworthy mandolin skills, but also takes […]

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Jimmy Jam to be broadcast live online

| August 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
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We’ve written several times this year about Jim VanCleve, Mountain Heart fiddler and noted Nashville producer and session player, and his harrowing brush with dengue hemorrhagic fever in March. Fortunately for all concerned, Jim pulled through after his condition was properly diagnosed, but he spent […]

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Jimmy Jam in Nashville August 6

| July 24, 2013 | 2 Comments
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When we covered the severe health scare that befell Mountain Heart fiddler Jim VanCleve earlier this year, we indicated that a benefit show was in the works. This week it was announced that August 6 is the date when friends and music business acquaintances will […]

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Mountain Heart – On Canvas

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Philapdelphia PBS television station WHYY featured Mountain Heart in a recent episode of their On Canvas program. The show features lengthy bits of live video from the band’s February 1 performance at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, interspersed with interview clips with Mountain Heart fiddler Jim VanCleve. […]

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Jim VanCleve medical fund established

| April 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
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We had posted previously about Mountain Heart fiddler and Nashville producer/session player Jim VanCleve, and his recent battle with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Friends and colleagues in Music City have set up a fund to assist Jim and his family with medical bills and living expenses. […]

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Jim VanCleve heading back home

| March 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Jim VanCleve, Mountain Heart fiddler and busy Nashville session player/producer, is set to return home today from his weekend stay at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. He had been hospitalized on Friday after his white blood count plunged to a dangerous level following his contracting Dengue […]

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Jim VanCleve suffering from Dengue Fever

| March 22, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Jim VanCleve, Mountain Heart fiddler and one of the busiest session players and producers in Nashville, is hospitalized today for a blood transfusion after contracting Dengue Fever during a visit St. Croix last week. The disease is spread by mosquito bites, and fortunately for Jim, he happened […]

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Breaking Down the Barriers – Darrell Webb Band

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
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The second release from the Darrell Webb Band, Breaking Down the Barriers, is quite appropriately titled. Its genre-bending sound mixes contemporary bluegrass and country, creating a playful sound ready for the radio. Webb pulls from established songwriters as well as contributing several original songs, ultimately […]

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