Tag: Josh Williams

$10K raised for Tony Rice in CT

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Last weekend, GuitartownCT Productions held their Tony Rice benefit at the Unitarian Hall in Hamden, CT. A bevy of top northeastern bluegrass talent performed to help raise money to support Tony financially while he works to reclaim his voice, and receive treatment for the arthritis that has stolen […]

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Captivated – Ashley Lewis

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis. Lewis, a mandolin player and singer whose combination of delicate yet […]

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Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]

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Vinyl EP coming from Jessica Stiles

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jessica Stiles has been working the acoustic and Americana scene in both DC and Nashville for some time, but her next project, a 4 song/7” vinyl EP is all bluegrass. She’s set to call it Little Darlin’ (Pal of Mine), after the Carter Family classic […]

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Welcome Whitley Williams (updated)

| October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Congratulations to Josh and Jenny Williams on the birth today of a daughter, Whitley Neale Williams. She was born at 1:40 p.m. (CDT) this afternoon. Josh says that she is 8 lb 5 oz, and that mom and baby are doing well. We’ll post an […]

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Three Chords and the Truth – James King

| October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
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James King, whose knack for choosing well-written songs that work their way into listeners’ hearts and minds has helped earn him the title of “Bluegrass Storyteller,” has a keen ability to wrap his voice around every ounce of emotion in three verses and a chorus. […]

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A First-Class Reunion

| February 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
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This reflection on the Bluegrass Album band reunion in Asheville is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, prominent Texas bluegrass musician, impresario, and radio host. Mid-February weather in Dallas is usually great, some of the best each year, and not something I would normally leave (voluntarily) […]

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Bluegrass Album Band returns in fine style

| February 18, 2013 | 3 Comments
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This is the first of two articles about the historic reunion of The Bluegrass Album Band this past weekend in North Carolina. There’s no better way to start the Bluegrass Album Band reunion than with the crack of Crowe’s banjo kicking off the album one […]

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Josh Williams joins Rhonda and the Rage

| November 18, 2012 | 12 Comments
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With their touring season just concluded, Rhonda Vincent has announced a change in her band, The Rage. Ben Helson, who has been holding down the guitar spot this past four years, is leaving, with 3-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Josh Williams set to step in. Williams […]

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Bluegrass Album Band reunion in February

| October 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
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Bluegrass First Class has long been considered among the top destination events on the festival calendar for bluegrass fans. Held in February each year, the BFC offers a respite from the winter’s bluegrass isolation at a “first class” indoor resort, for what many think of […]

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