Grasstowne hires a bass player

And then they were five…

Alan Bibey called to let us know that Grasstowne has finished the year with a full complement of pickers, having just brought Lee Sawyer on to play bass. He joins Alan on mandolin, Steve Gulley on guitar, Phil Leadbetter on resophonic guitar and Jason Davis on banjo in this new bluegrass startup.

Lee had performed previously with The Larry Stephenson Band, and hails from Lexington, NC.

Alan said that Lee can “flat kick a bass in the hind end,” or words to that effect. The band is hoping to get in the studio soon, with a track released via Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass early in ’07.

For more details on the founding of Grasstowne, check out either Phil Leadbetter’s or Alan Bibey’s recent interviews on The Grasscast.

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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.