Helen Highwater to Roe Entertainment

Helen Highwater StringbandRoe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the addition of Nashville supergroup Helen Highwater Stringband to their roster of talent. All booking representation for the group will now he handled by Roe.

The band consists of four close friends with long associations in bluegrass who decided about two years ago to start doing some shows together. David Grier is on guitar, Shad Cobb on fiddle, Missy Raines on bass, and Mike Compton on mandolin.

Interest in their live shows has been building, especially following their appearance as an invited showcase act during the 2014 IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention.

Jim Roe, principal at Roe Entertainment, finds the group very much to his liking.

Jim Roe - photo by Ted Lehmann“It’s not very often that a new band with an incredible line up like this comes around. I was extremely excited when we first started talking about working together. When I first heard them I was amazed at Shad Cobb’s vocals and songwriting since I didn’t realize he had that talent. But with this band, all four are vocalists and some of the best pickers on their respective instruments you will ever see and hear. What really excites me, is that this band is willing to play as many dates as we can find them.”

Here’s video of them appearing last year on Music City Roots.


Helen Highwater Stringband joins Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Detour, Becky Buller, The Crowe Brothers, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, and Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass at Roe. Requests for any of these acts can be made by contacting Jim Roe online.

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