The bluegrass trading season is in full swing and The Dale Ann Bradley Band has acquired new members in the recent trades. Dale Ann has gathered together some great bluegrass musicians to put together her new high powered band.
The first bit of news is that mandolin player and tenor singer Jeff Parker has left Lonesome River Band to join Dale Ann. Jeff’s mandolin style and soaring vocals should nicely complement Dale Ann’s music.
Brought in to nail down the low end of the music, award winning bass player, Mike Bub, has joined the band on upright bass. Bub played bass for years in The Del McCoury Band, winning numerous IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards. Mike also contributed baritone vocals to the McCoury mix and one hopes that Dale Ann will take advantage of his singing in her new band.
Banjo player Ramona Church has also joined Dale Ann, creating an opening in Big Country Bluegrass which has been filled by Lynwood Lunsford.
In addition to these changes, Troy Engle is now playing fiddle with the band. The band website also indicates that he may play some guitar from time to time. The site also continues to lists Deanie Richardson on fiddle. Will we hear some twin fiddling?
This is quite a line up and Dale Ann appears to agree.
I feel like I’m starting a new musical life with this entourage. And that’s just the truth. With the musical talent of these folks, along with their personal character & their true dedication to making this musical unit as good as it can be, I have nothing but the highest hopes for all five of us.