Not long ago we reported that Chris Harris had left Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, and that Junior was in search of a new mandolin player.
Junior has just announced that John Miller will be joining the band in that capacity. John may be more well known as a guitarist rather than a mandolin player, but he is equally talented on either instrument. Perhaps even more than his instrumental prowess, John is known for his soaring tenor vocals. Hearing him and Junior together should be quite a treat.
John has toured and recorded with a number of highly regarded bluegrass artists, most recently with Frank Solivan II & Dirty Kitchen, with whom I saw him perform at IBMA in October.
Here’s a word from Junior concerning the change in the band.
We are exited to announce the newest edition to our band. John Miller from Christiansburg, VA will be taking the place of Chris Harris on mandolin and vocals. He is a great talent as well as a great guy. We are looking forward to 2009 and many years to come. I would like to thank all the guys who sought interest in the band and took time to come pick with us. I didn’t realize how many talented musicians and singers were this close to me. I would like to wish them all a prosperous career in the business. Anyone looking for such a musician don’t hesitate to give me a shout and I’ll pass along these guys.