John Treadway of Taylorsville, NC has been announced as the newest member of Big Country Bluegrass.
He will be playing banjo and singing harmony with the southwest Virginia band, filling the spot vacated recently when Lynwood Lunsford left after nine years to start his own group.
John had previously served as banjo player with Wes Golding & Surefire, and until this switch, as a founding member of The Idle Time Band. He has been playing the banjos since he was 12 years old, performing professionally since the 1980s.
Big Country Bluegrass mandolinist and bandleader Tommy Sells says that their new banjo man is a perfect fit for their hard-charging, old time bluegrass sound.
“John plays a great traditional style and his interest and talent in learning our material has impressed all of us. We believe our fans will be equally impressed by John and his talents.”
Sells also mentioned that the whole band wishes Lynwood the best with his new venture, and that they will always appreciate his friendship and valuable service all those years.
The band plans to be heading into the studio later this month to start work on their 30th Anniversary recording for Rebel Records.
You can find show dates for Big Country Bluegrass listed online.