Matt Leadbetter to Brand New Strings

Matt LeadbetterKnoxville, TN based Brand New Strings has hired Matt Leadbetter to play resonator guitar with the group, bringing them back up to five pieces.

Matt had been working with Marty Raybon, and prior to that, with Lonesome River Band. Knoxville is his home town, so this was an easy move for him to make.

Brand New Strings is made up of Randall Massengill on guitar, Tim Tipton on bass, Mike Ramsey on mandolin, Stuart Wyrick on banjo, and now, Leadbetter on resonator. All five members sing, with Randall and Mike taking the lead vocal chores.

You can find audio samples and their show schedule on the band’s MySpace page.

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