Tag: Phil Leadbetter

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 […]


Uncle Phil starting new solo project

| October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

When we caught up with reso-guitar man Phil Leadbetter in Raleigh, he mentioned that he was getting ready to start work on a new album, and that he would have more details to share this week. The word is that Phil will recording soon for […]


Bluegrass Celebrity Ghost Stories

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard tales of boredom on the road, and the clever and often ingenious ways that touring musicians find to occupy their down time. Experienced road warriors know that if you don’t find something fun or productive to do with bus and motel time, trips […]


Festival of the Bluegrass 2013

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This report on the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass is a contribution from Jim & Valerie Gabehart. Jim shared the review, and Valerie the photos. We have a great many additional photos to share taken by Estil Robertson. Look for those over the next few […]


Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mike Kelly was kind enough to send a few of the photos he shot on Saturday when the Bluegrass Album Band and some loyal fans braved the rain for a reunion show at the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. The weather was wet and drizzly […]