Alan Bibey checks in

We had a chance yesterday to catch up with Alan Bibey, one half of the brain trust (with Steve Gulley) behind Grasstowne.

Al tells us that the first airing of the band’s appearance on Reno’s Old Time Music Festival is set for this Saturday (1/8) at 7:00 p.m. (EST). The show, hosted by Ronnie Reno, airs on the RFD TV network, available on many cable systems in the US.

On the program, Grasstowne performs songs from their upcoming Rural Rhythm CD, Kickin’ Up Dust, which is scheduled for a March 22 release. This album will be the first featuring their most recent lineup, with Justin Jenkins on banjo, Adam Haynes on fiddle, and Kameron Keller on bass, with Bibey on mandolin and Gulley onΒ  guitar.

Alan also mentioned how much he is enjoying teaching more these days, taking advantage of online access to reach out to mandolinists all over the world via Skype. GT fiddler Adam Haynes is offering Skype lessons as well.

And Al has a mandolin workshop in King, NC at King Music Center on January 15 (2:30-5:00 p.m.). Contact him by email for more details about online lessons.

If you miss the guys on Ronnie’s show this Saturday, it will air again on Wednesday (1/12), at 7:30 p.m.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.