Matt Leadbetter to Marty Rabon

Matt LeadbetterWe just got a note from Uncle Phil – Phil Leadbetter, that is – dobro man with Grasstowne, and proud papa of fellow resonator guitarist Matt Leadbetter.

We reported over the weekend that Matt had left Lonesome River Band, largely to spend more time at home with his wife and young son. Phil wanted to let us know that Matt just took the gig with Marty Raybon & Full Circle.

“Marty’s schedule and logistics seemed to work better with Matt. He had a wonderful time with the LRB, and it was a very hard decision to leave. He is looking forward to the new page in his career with Marty Raybon.”

Matt is actually a third generation bluegrass picker. Not only is his dad a prominent professional picker, his grandfather John Leadbetter was a banjo player.

Must be something in the water…

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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.