Jim Roe checks in

We heard this week from Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment, who shared some follow-up to a couple of stories we have covered on Bluegrass Today of late. Roe Entertainment handles representation for a number of popular bluegrass acts, including Lonesome River Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Josh Williams, G2, Darren Beachley and several others.

One bit of news that Jim passed along is that he has just added Dale Ann Bradley to the roster a change that was precipitated by conversations they had about her touring this year with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Roe is accepting dates now for a combo show where Michael and Flamekeeper do a set, followed by a set with Dale Ann using them as the band.

“Dale Ann stopped me at IBMA to discuss doing these dates with Michael, and through those talks it led to us discussing, and eventually working together.

“She is at the top of my list of favorite female vocalists and representing her will be a dream come true. It will also allow for even greater opportunities to book her and Michael Cleveland together. The idea of that much awarded talent on stage is very exciting for me and should be an outstanding show for promoters and fans alike.

We are working this primarily for Winter Concert Series, but it would also work well at a festival.”

For her part, Dale Ann is looking forward to working with Roe.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be associated with anyone than I am with Jim Roe and Roe Entertainment. Jim is one of the most capable booking agents I know and I am honored that he and his company are representing me and my music.”

Jim said that the tour he is putting together for G2 here in the States is filling out nicely. The band will travel from Sweden to perform in the US from Father’s Day Weekend in June right through to the end of IBMA week in October.

A couple of other tidbits of Roe Entertainment news…

“Some exiting news I think, is that we will see new releases soon by Lonesome River Band, Josh Williams, G2, and Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac. I personally can’t wait. I already have Josh’s new CD and it’s as good as it gets. I have received some songs from both Darren and G2 that makes me want their entire CD’s. I am still an album man, though. I want to listen to the whole thing. I do like being teased with the songs but I really like to listen to entire CDs.

We moved to Maryville, TN the weekend before Thanksgiving. I suggest, if you can help it, to never move that close to the holidays. Although the day we moved in it was near 70 degrees and it has pretty much been a real winter ever since. Come on warm weather.

The nice thing about being in East Tennessee is I am a lot closer to more bluegrass festivals than when I lived in Owensboro or Nashville. Not to mention the mountains here are lovely.”

Jim can be reached via the Roe Entertainment web site.

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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.