2010 has been an eventful year for Grasstowne – and it’s only the beginning of May!
In February, Steve Gulley and Alan Bibey saw their label disappear when Pinecastle closed down, then founding member Phil Leadbetter left to pursue other interests. Shortly thereafter original banjo picker Jason Davis made a move to work with Junior Sisk, and they have been using a number of bass players since late last year.
Since the new year, the band has brought on crackerjack banjo man Justin Jenkins, bass player Kameron Keller, and fiddler Adam Haynes. Now today, they announce that they have signed with Rural Rhythm Records, and will have a new CD for them in 2011.
Bibey tells us that they are delighted with where their label search ended up…
“Grasstowne is very happy to have signed with Rural Rhythm Records. We had talked with different labels but decided that RR had everything we were looking for. Their views about everything having to do with our music is extraordinary. We all agree every aspect of a recording has to feel right but in the end, ‘It’s all about the music.’ “
Current plans are to have a single release later this year from the next CD. Stay tuned.