Del McCoury hires Alan Bartam on bass

The Del McCoury Band has a new member. Del has hired bassist Alan Bartram to replace long time band member Mike Bub, who left the band two months ago. Here’s the announcement that was made on Del’s website:

As of August 23, 2005 the Del McCoury Band made Alan Bartram a permanent member! Alan will play bass with DMB, following Mike Bub’s departure from the band earlier this year. We’ve got Alan working on a bio for us right now and we’ll have that posted on here soon…check back to find out more about this new member of the band! Welcome Alan!!

Alan is an experienced player having been a member of The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band for some time now. Prior to that he played with the group 2nd Edition (their website is way outdated, which means they still have some info about Alan). He was here in my studio in June, to record on the new CD project for Huber Banjos. Pictures from that session can be found here.