Dustin Pyrtle to Quicksilver

Dustin Pyrtle - photo by Ted LehmannDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver are among the unstoppable objects in the music world, recording and touring now in their 34th year. Together since Doyle Lawson stepped away from The Country Gentlemen in 1979, the band has seen dozens of personnel changes over the years, including some of the top current performers in bluegrass. But the train just keeps chugging along, with Doyle at the helm.

Today it is announced that Dustin Pyrtle has joined the group, playing guitar and singing. He is taking the spot just vacated by Mike Rogers, who is hopping back to the world of country music to work with Syco Music/RCA Nashville recording artist Tate Stevens.

Dustin, who is the nephew of Seldom Scene mandolinist Lou Reid, has worked of late with Grasstowne on guitar and vocals, and more recently subbing for Quicksilver alum Russell Moore while he was recovering from some voice problems this past winter.

Look for the newest modification of Doyle and the boys as their east coast tour takes them from Palm Beach, FL through Valdese, NC, and Princeton and Elkins, WV the rest of April. You can find full details online at doylelawson.com.

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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.