Tag: Phil Leadbetter

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 […]


Dale Ann Bradley in Flat Rock

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill Warren sent along this gallery of images from a Dale Ann Bradley concert he attended last month in Flat Rock, Michigan.  


Phil Leadbetter making left turns

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

We’ve written a good bit about award-winning resonator guitarist Phil Leadbetter this past two years, from the time he was diagnosed with a pernicious cancer in April of 2011, through to his recent announcement that he had likely been cured following a stem cell treatment this […]


Phil Leadbetter to Dale Ann Bradley

| October 22, 2012 | 2 Comments
Dale Ann Bradley, Phil Leadbetter and Steve Gulley

Here is some of the best bluegrass news we have been able to report in some time. Resonator guitarist Phil Leadbetter, affectionately known to friends and fans as “Uncle Phil,” is back on the road after 18 months of ultimately successful treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The […]


More great news from Phil Leadbetter

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The positive reports just keep on coming from Phil Leadbetter, now more than 18 months into treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells and lymphatic system. After finding little success with chemo and radiation therapy, Phil was recently approved for a stem […]