Cadillac Sky update

We also heard this week from Cadillac Sky with a concise overview of the band’s activities and accomplishments of late, and news of their individual activities in 2010 before they reassemble to tour in the spring.

“On Dec. 3rd, it was announced that the album C-Sky’s rousing guitarist, David Mayfield, who recorded and engineered for Barry Scott & Second wind In God’s Time, was nominated for a GRAMMY!! The award is in the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album category. He is now, officially, David ‘Grammy Nominated recording engineer’ Mayfield. Congrats To Barry Scott and Second Wind as well!

As of a few months ago, The Dook, aka Bryan ‘The’ Simpson, achieved his first Top 5 songwriting credit. The Dook penned Blake Shelton’s recent single I’ll Just Hold On which climbed to #5 on the Billboard charts, and spent over 32 weeks in the top 40. This is the Dook’s second song to crack Billboard’s Top 20 with “Before I Knew Better” rising to #15 a few years ago.

Ross Holmes and Matt Menefee, C-Sky’s resident violinist and banjoist respectively, have recently started a new tour de force side project with some of their favorite people, not to mention musicians. The quartet, entitled The Good Thieves, includes Coloradan guitar guru Grant Gordy whose talents can also be heard with the David Grisman Quintet on a more regular basis, and North Carolina dobro revolutionary Billy Cardine, who is on a hiatus from his great band, The Biscuit Burners. The group will be releasing tour dates for 2010 soon, and promises to continue to explore and push the boundaries of new acoustic music.

Finally, Ross, the busy boy that he is, will be joining The Greencards on a few dates in 2010 to help fill the gap between Eamon’s departure on violin and the ever-ambiguous ‘new guy.’ He will be manning the violin Jan. 14, 15, 16, and 22nd as the Greencards hit the road with The Infamous Stringdusters. Being a big fan of The ‘Cards,’ it will be cool to see Ross adding his wares to their sound – if only as a brief affair.”

Keep up with Cadillac Shy’s tour dates online.

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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.