Tag: Roland White

New Roland White Band album coming soon

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Roland White is back in the studio, working on a new album with his band. This will be their first recording since 2003, and fans of his quirky mandolin playing and relaxed singing style will be glad to hear of it. White has been active […]


Tell The Ones I Love video from The Steeps

| October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Rounder Records has released a music video for the title cut of the Steep Canyon Rangers new album, Tell The Ones I Love – featuring an appearance from bluegrass music’s favorite grandpa, Roland White, and a Sam Bush cameo.  


The Annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night

| November 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

What did all the Nashville bluegrass pickers do on returning from attendance at Bill Monroe’s funeral in 1996? They did what they always do; got together and played a little bluegrass music. The likes of Roland White, Mike Compton, J T Gray, Charlie Smith, Dan Jones […]


Blue Yodel #49 – Ask Mr. Blue Grass Smarty Pants

| October 15, 2012 | 4 Comments

This week’s guest trivia master is Roland White, born Roland LeBlanc in Madawasca, Maine. The bluegrass Roland is not to be confused with the Roland LeBlanc who was captured at the Battle of Crécy in 1346 and later exchanged for three English knights and an […]


Roland White on Earl Scruggs

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

These remembrances of Earl Scruggs come courtesy of Roland White, who worked for several years as a member of Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys, Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, and later with The Kentucky Colonels (with his brother, Clarence White), Country Gazette […]


Album of the Week #11 – The Nashville Bluegrass Band’s The Boys Are Back In Town

| February 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

It has long been a practice in bluegrass music to give country songs a grassy feel. One band who did this as well as anyone had the privilege of seeing one of their original tunes on the receiving end of a country recording. Patty Loveless’ […]


Merry Christmas from Roland White

| December 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Roland White is offering a mandolin Christmas gift to anyone who would like to add a holiday favorite to their repertoire. He has created a free online video lesson for Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, with an accompanying tab file downloadable from his web site. […]


Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at the Station Inn

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow (12/3) marks the 15th Annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at Nashville’s Station Inn. Each year during the holiday season, Music City’s bluegrass royalty get together to honor the man who started it all. Saturday night’s show will be hosted by Roland White and Jon Weisberger, […]


Roland White interview from Mel Bay

| October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mel Bay has released a video interview with mandolin legend Roland White. In it, Erica Cantrell guides him through a discussion of his long and noteworthy career in bluegrass music, interspersed with musical interludes. Roland speaks of his time performing with his brother Clarence, their […]


IBMA Workshop: Bill Monroe’s 100th birthday plans

| September 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

This post is a contribution from Mike Reed, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. One of the great things about attending the IBMA workshops is that you never know what direction the discussion may go. Fred Bartenstein, Nick Barr and James […]