Another Leadbetter!

We heard last night from Phil Leadbetter (dobro man with Grasstowne), that his son Matt (dobro man with Lonesome River Band) and his wife Heather welcomed their first child yesterday.

“Houston Philip Lee Leadbetter weighed in at 7lb and 2oz. He was 21 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing well. This is also my very first grand child. We are very happy with the new edition!!”

So… I guess that Uncle Phil is now Grandpa Phil? I wonder if he has already purchased a pacifier shaped like a dobro steel.

Just after getting this news from Phil, I happened to catch the episode of The Andy Griffith Show where the Darling family came down from the mountain to pledge Charlene’s newborn daughter for a future marriage. It occurred to me that, with all these new bluegrass babies being born, perhaps there may be a plot afoot to promise these young un’s for future supergroups.

The labels must be behind it.

Congratulations to all the happy Leadbetters!

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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.