Doyle with drums?

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performing with a drummer! Has the whole world gone mad?

What’s next… electric pickups, flying to gigs, a 20 minute jam version of Yellow River? Or, in the words of the immortal Peter Venkman: “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”

OK… so it wasn’t as dire as all that, but Doyle and the boys did take to the stage of Music City Roots last week in Nashville, with a drummer in tow. It was Carl White, former Quicksilver bass player, on the skins.

Carl is obscured in the photo above, hidden behind Corey Hensley, but the ever watchful Ashby Frank captured the event on his camera phone. It’s a fuzzy image, but a drummer is clearly visible behind the band.

Doyle’s manager, Josh Trivett, confirmed the incident, tells us that this was the first time they have used a drummer, but was coy on whether it would be repeated.

“I guess time will tell on our plans…..”

OOOOooooooo… intrigue!

In more pedestrian Doyle Lawson news:

The guys sang the national anthem before the Tennessee/Florida basketball game on 1/11. Here’s a shaky video recording of the pre-game, with a slam dunk performance by Doyle & Co.

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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.