New bass player for NewFound Road

Jamey BooherRounder Records has announced that there has been a personnel change within the ranks of NewFound Road.

Jamey Booher, formerly of Grasstowne and The Booher Family, is replacing Randy Barnes on bass in the contemporary bluegrass quartet.

A native of Johnson City, Tennessee, and the brother of the band’s current mandolin player, Joe Booher, Jamey  is reported as being “glad to be playing music with my brother again, and to be a part of NewFound Road!”

NewFound Road has been part of the Rounder stable of artists since the release in 2006 of their CD, Life in a Song, an album that documented the band’s song writing abilities, their exciting instrumental work and their soulful solo and harmony singing.

NewFound Road are, individually, Tim Shelton (guitar/vocals), Jr. Williams (banjo/guitar/vocals), Jamey Booher (bass), and Joe Booher (mandolin/vocals). They have new album, Same Old Place, to be released in February ’09.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.