Tag: Phil Leadbetter

Phil Leadbetter – Dobro Player of the Year

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s David Morris’ interview with Phil Leadbetter, recorded the morning after Phil was named the 2014 Dobro Player of the Year at the IBMA Awards show in Raleigh.


Welcome Grayson Leadbetter

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Young Grayson Matthew Leadbetter, born September 8 at 9:03 p.m., comes into this world with quite a bluegrass pedigree. His parents are Matt Leadbetter, former reso-guitarist with Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, and Brand New Strings, and his wife Ashley. That also makes him the grandson […]


Phil Leadbetter health update

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

All of bluegrass rejoiced with the news that Phil Leadbetter, celebrated reso-guitarist, had defeated his cancer after a successful stem cell transplant two years ago. And we were all crestfallen when he announced in June of this year that the cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, had returned. We […]


Phil Leadbetter ready for round two

| June 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Within the close-knit community of bluegrass musicians, there are few figures as widely beloved as Phil Leadbetter. This prominent reso-guitarist has worked at the top levels of our music, touring with J.D. Crowe while also handling his booking arrangements for many years, and being involved […]


New projects from Pinecastle this year

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pinecastle Records’ Ethan Burkhardt shared some news today about what they have in the pipeline for 2014. They have just recently released a new CD for bassist/vocalist Matt Wallace, and had previously announced one coming from reso-man Phil Leadbetter and an Osborne Brothers CD of […]


Debut single from Phil Leadbetter

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pinecastle has released a debut single from Phil Leadbetter’s upcoming album, The Next Move. It’s a new song from Paula Breedlove and Brad Davis called I’m A Ramblin’ Rolling Stone. Featured are John Cowan on lead vocals with Sam Bush singing harmony, recalling their days in […]


Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014

| February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for bluegrass music. Some of the best-known bands are in the studio now working on new projects. So are some fine up-and-comers. I started to make a list of new music that I was waiting to […]


The Next Move update from Uncle Phil

| January 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

We just received an update, and some great studio photos, from Phil Leadbetter. He has been working this past several months at Eagle Canyon Studios in Lebanon, TN on a new solo project, engineered and co-produced by Steve Thomas. Phil tells us that it has been a […]


Phil Leadbetter booking again

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In addition to being an award-winning resonator guitarist, Phil Leadbetter was also one of the busiest booking agents in bluegrass prior to his cancer treatments starting in the Spring of 2011. He was the primary agent for J.D. Crowe & the New South while he […]


Once For Sadie video from Velvet Blue

| November 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

Kentucky’s Velvet Blue has released a debut music video from their new CD, Memories & Heartaches. It’s for the song Once For Sadie, written by band members Brian Cooper, Carrie Johnson and Taylor Hampton. Cooper is on guitar and lead vocal, Hampton plays mandolin, and […]