Banjo spot open with Carolina Blue

Carolina BlueCarolina Blue is on the hunt for a new banjo picker. The Brevard, NC-based band plays contemporary bluegrass with a focus on the traditional side of the street.

Their current banjo man, Seth Rhinehart, is stepping aside to focus on his work with Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass. Carolina Blue has been averaging roughly 70 dates each year, and are looking at 2017 as a possible breakout year for the group.

Bobby Powell and Tim Jones founded the band in 2007 after the two friends recorded an album of original music together, Nothing So Blue. Tim plays mandolin and Bobby guitar, with both doing the lead singing. They had worked as a quartet for several years with Reese Combs on bass until adding Emma Best on fiddle and vocals more recently. Carolina Blue is represented by Southern Belle Booking.

The official job announcement offers these details:

“If you or someone you know is looking to fill the position, please contact us via email at Please include any information that you feel is relevant to the position for which you are applying. Your main goal is to explain specifically how your experience and qualifications make you ideally suited for the job. YouTube videos would be very helpful. Applicant will be expected to play finger style guitar as well.

It is our mission to pursue music full time, and are searching for a banjo player who has those same goals. We are a like a family and want to welcome someone in, to be a part of that family!”

Banjo pickers in western North Carolina, or those who would consider making a move there, toss your five into the ring!

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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.