Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: new members

Doyle Lawson - More Behind The Picture Than The WallWe wrote earlier today to tell you about the new hires in Doyle Lawson’s band Quicksilver. At the time we promised to bring you more details when we got them.

The official announcement just landed in my inbox, including a quote from Doyle and a little back ground info about the new players.

I don’t like changes when they occur, but when they do, you just get on with life,” Lawson says. I’m really happy that I was able to find replacements this quickly. The good thing is that both of these players are really strong, quick studies. I’m excited.

Chris Warner, Quicksilver’s new banjo player and baritone singer originally hails from Dover, PA and has worked with the legendary Red Allen, and more recently with Audie Blaylock & Redline. Doyle’s history with Warner goes back to 1967, when the latter began a two year stint with the legendary Jimmy Martin. "He has the pop that I like," mentions Lawson.

Alan Johnson, who has most recently been finishing out the season with Blue Ridge, is the new fiddler for the band. Trained in bluegrass and a one-time member of Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Alan has also played with several mainstream country artists, including Lorrie Morgan and Terri Clark.

Not long ago we covered the announcement that Jamie Dailey will be leaving the band at the end of 2007, but his replacement has not been named at this time.

Doyle’s new CD, More Behind The Picture Than the Wall, will be released later this month on Rounder Records. The release date is March 27th and Doyle will debut the new band line up that night on the Grand Ole Opry.