Tag: Jim VanCleve

Can I Get A Volunteer?

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can I Get A Volunteer, the single from country artist Heather Jakeman may not be a sensation yet in Nashville, but you can bet it will be getting a lot of attention in Knoxville this Fall. It turns out that the song is set to be […]


Seth Taylor in the studio

| May 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Seth Taylor, lead guitarist with Dailey & Vincent, is in the studio completing his first solo project in Nashville, with Jim VanCleve producing. The 20 year old wunderkind first hit the scene playing with Pine Mountain Railroad while he was still in high school. He was a […]


Jim VanCleve exits Mountain Heart [updated]

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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. […]


The Chronicles of Depression – Alex Hibbitts

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Gathering – Aaron Ramsey

| September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]


Jimmy Jam to be broadcast live online

| August 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]


Jimmy Jam in Nashville August 6

| July 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

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 […]


Mountain Heart – On Canvas

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

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. […]


Jim VanCleve medical fund established

| April 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

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. […]


Jim VanCleve heading back home

| March 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]