Barry Crabtree to James King

Barry Crabtree - photo by Ted LehmannBanjo picker Barry Crabtree is working now with the James King Band.

After memorable stints with Larry Sparks and Wildfire, Barry took a few years away from playing music, though he did some shows with Harley Allen around Nashville, and filled in with a number of different bands.

But you can’t keep the road warrior home for long. Barry said that the chance to work with King was a perfect fit.

“I’ve not been on the road or been in a full time band for about four years, so I’ve been missing playing and seeing all my friends. James is and has been a good friend of mine for many years, and I am looking forward to working with him.

Anytime you can do what you enjoy for a living you are very blessed.”

He joins John Marquess on bass, Dorse Sears on mandolin, and Merl Johnson on fiddle behind James on guitar and vocals.

You can follow James’ schedule online.

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