There are often major announcements following IBMA week each year. With all the major players in the business in attendance during World of Bluegrass, offers are made, many are accepted, and we all learn about changes on the professional side of the music.
Yesterday we learned that the current edition of Grasstowne has made a five year pact, and now we learn that Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice will henceforth be represented by Roe Entertainment. They join fellow Roe acts Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Detour, The Tuttles with A.J. Lee, and The Expedition Show.
Both sides of the new deal expect big things. Junior says…
“We’re very excited about our new relationship with Jim Roe. He has a reputation for being one of the best agents in the business and I know we are in great hands with him. We feel like we’ve built a good business team around us with Steve Johnson of Mountain Music Entertainment and Kimberly Williams of East Public Relations, and adding Jim to our team for booking is the icing on the cake for us.”
… and Jim Roe, principal with Roe Entertainment, is likewise stoked.
“To say I am excited about adding Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice to my roster is an understatement. The award-winning music they are delivering is both new and traditional and I am thrilled to be working with them. With the recent IBMA Awards the band received for Album and Song of the Year, I expect 2013 will be a banner year for the band and I’m looking forward to helping place them in venues across the country.
Expect more similar announcements in the weeks to come.