Flamekeeper on The Opry

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper on The Grand Ole OpryThis past Friday (12/26) was Darrell Webb’s first show with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper – and it was on The Grand Ole Opry!

Their publicist, Kimberly Williams, was on hand and got a couple of photos of the band, as well as a bit of backstage video. She tells us that the guys whipped the crowd up with their versions of Goodbye Ole Pal and The Old Brown County Barn.

Flamekeeper backstage at The Grand Ole Opry - Marshall Wilborn, Eddie Stubbs, Jessie Baker, Jesse Brock, Michael Cleveland, Darrell WebbThey also had a chance to snap a picture with Opry announcer and bluegrass legend Eddie Stubbs backstage during their post-Christmas Opry visit.

Current band members include Michael Cleveland on fiddle, Jesse Brock on mandolin, Jessie Baker on banjo, Marshall Wilborn on bass and Darrell Webb on guitar.

Here’s Flamekeeper backstage warming up…


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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.