Grassville is a new band from the Atlanta area, featuring a bluegrass veteran and four strong young pickers. They have a new CD, Lonely Tonight, with 8 originals from within the group, plus covers of Jonathan Edwards’ How Long Have I Been Waiting For You (cut previously by Seldom Scene and Doyle Lawson) and Down The Line, recorded by Lonesome River Band on their Window Of Time album.
Bassist and bandleader John Nipper has been playing bluegrass in the southeastern US for 20 years, and tells us that Grassville has been together since 2010. Jake Hegwood is on guitar and lead vocals, Aaron Clegg on banjo, John Rice on fiddle and Brian Stephens on mandolin.
Nipper sent along a video they put together for one of the songs, Black Ops, which he wrote with Clegg who, at 14 years old, has intimate experience with the video game of the same name. They put it together from the many clips of the game play available online.