Congrats to Kristin and Wayne!

It is announced on the Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time web site that Kristin Benson is expecting. Kristin plays banjo with the band, and is also on the faculty of the bluegrass music program at East Tennessee State University. The young master Benson, who should arrive in October, will have an impeccable bluegrass pedigree. His dad is Wayne Benson, mandolinist with The John Cowan Band and a former member of IIIrd Tyme Out. This will be their first child.

We have no word yet about Kristin’s schedule with the band, but we will be sure to pass along any information we receive.

On behalf of Bluegrass Today, we extend our congratulations to these two fine young people, who also happen to be first rate musicians, and who represent our music at its best.

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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.