Changes in Cumberland River

Cumberland RiverCumberland River has announced some changes in their lineup.

Founding member and bass player Joey Jones is leaving the group to dedicate his time to Rock House Entertainment, the booking agency he formed earlier this year.

As you might imagine, leaving the guys was a tough move for Joey…

Joey Jones - photo by Ted Lehmann“Stepping down from the band is a decision that wasn’t easy to make. I have been going back and forth on what I should do for a while now. With Rock House Entertainment growing and the addition of a couple of new clients, I just don’t have time for booking, Cumberland River, and family.

I love the guys in the band like brothers and I wish them the best of luck going forward.”

Co-founder, James Dean sympathized with Jones’ decision.

James Dean interviewing with Bluegrass Today - photo by Eric Tapp“It will be strange without Joey being there, this band started with just Joey and myself. I understand better than anyone how hard it is to juggle a job, family and a dream.

We as a band wish him all the success with his company Rock House Entertainment! “

To fill the vacancy, singer and current rhythm guitar player Brad Gulley will slide over to the bass spot.

Brad Gulley“I am really excited about moving over to bass.

Bass guitar was the first instrument I learned how to play, and playing one again will be like coming home.”

The guys are in the studio now finishing a new project at Steve Gulley’s Curve Studio.

Rock House will no longer be representing Cumberland River. Event producers are asked to contact James Dean (606-505-7254) or Brad Gulley (502-330-5103) for booking questions.

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