Tag: Rickey Wasson

Wasson/Hymer depart American Drive

| November 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

American Drive, who formed from the remaining members of the New South when J.D. Crowe retired at the end of 2012, has announced some personnel changes. Guitarist and vocalist Rickey Wasson and banjo picker Josh Hymer are leaving the group. Wasson wants to dedicate full time […]


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 […]


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 […]


God Didn’t Choose Sides

| February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Music about the Civil War is a staple of bluegrass and folk music. There are some memorable songs and terrific collections that recall the pain and anguish of brother fighting brother. But I’m pretty sure there’s never been anything like God Didn’t Choose Sides, the […]


Aaron Ramsey – Gathering

| December 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

After a full four years of recording and mixing as his schedule allowed, Mountain Heart mandolinist Aaron Ramsey has completed his new solo project, Gathering. Aaron had to find time for his own album amidst touring duties with the band, working on multiple records for other […]


Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville – May 2013

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

In addition to a reunion show next February at Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC, the original members of the fabled Bluegrass Album Band are set to reassemble again in May during the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival in Sevierville, TN. These shows coincide with a celebration of the […]


American Drive

| October 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

The newly formed band American Drive may currently be best known for being the most recent version of the “New South” portion of J.D. Crowe and the New South, but don’t let the fact that their fearless leader is retiring stop you from checking out […]


American Drive to debut at IBMA

| August 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

So what happens when an enduring bluegrass institution grinds to a halt? In the case of J.D. Crowe & The New South, whose nearly 40 year run is coming to an end with Crowe’s impending retirement, a new band is set to rise from the […]


Wasson & McCall to release new project

| November 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Longtime New South bandmates Ricky Wasson and Dwight McCall are set to release a new duo project in Spring 2012 on Rural Rhythm Records. No, they’re not leaving J. D. Crowe and the New South, they’re just doing what pretty much all musicians are doing […]


Classic New South on WSKV

| September 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s another radio event you won’t want to miss today (9/27). Ricky Wasson, guitarist and lead vocalist with JD Crowe and the New South, will join Zeke Buttons on WSKV FM to introduce one of the most fabled and sought-after recordings in the history of […]