David Robinson to Monroe Crossing

David Robinson is set to become the new banjo player with Monroe Crossing, among the most popular and well-traveled bluegrass bands in the mid-West. He takes up the mantle from Benji Flaming, who recently announced his intention to move on and pursue other musical horizons.

Robinson joins Derek Johnson on guitar, Lisa Fuglie on fiddle, Matt Thompson on mandolin/fiddle, and Mark Anderson on bass.

For his part, David is grateful for the break…

“I’m very thankful and excited to have the chance to play with a group that not only plays straight bluegrass, but also applies different sounds to their music and does it all with great skill.

This will be my first time with a traveling band and I know I’m going to learn quite a bit about the music business, as well as grow more as a musician. Thank you to Monroe Crossing for giving me this great opportunity. I may not be able to fill the bowler, but hopefully I can make do with a fedora.”

Monroe Crossing is preparing to start a string of holiday dates as part of their Bluegrass Christmas tour, with a dozen stops in Minnesota and Nebraska over the next few weeks. Check their schedule online for more details.

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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.