Mastershield Records signs new artists

Mastershield RecordsMastershield Records has added two family bluegrass bands to their roster.

Lonesome Meadow features Anne-Marie, John and Gary Jackson, bluegrass-picking teen siblings from central Ohio. Anne-Marie plays fiddle and mandolin, John is on guitar and Gary on banjo. All three sing and their dad, Mark accompanies the band on bass.

The Jacksons have two previous, self-produced recordings and their Mastershield debut, Keepin’ The Music Alive, is expected in the near future.

The Wilson Family comes from Folkston, GA and is made up of parents Robert and Melissa with their son Clint and daughter Katie, along with nephew Blake Gowen. Dad is on guitar, and mom the mandolin. 12 year old Katie plays fiddle and her brother Clint (18) plays banjo. Cousin Blake is on bass.

Robert is an experienced bluegrass performer, and the Wilsons’ sound is strikingly mature and polished. Their upcoming release, Family Ties, is sure to perk up a few ears in the bluegrass world.

Audio samples from both CDs will be available soon on the Mastershield 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.

  • Congratulations to the Wilson family! We’ve followed them for a couple of years and watched the kids mature and the band improve. One mistake in your post: Robert Wilson plays guitar. Watching the pride and love on his face as Katie sings and Clint picks is worth the pride of admission. There’s no sign of show biz parents in this great family band. – Ted