New day job for Darrell Webb

The Mountain Jacks in Pigeon ForgeIt’s not uncommon for popular bands you see on festival stages to be made up of pickers who work a “day job” during the week, and play bluegrass on the weekends. Many of these “weekend warriors” can end up doing well, even with two seemingly part time jobs.

Not many can find a day and a weekend job that involves playing bluegrass, but that is exactly what Darrell Webb has done. Webb has started this week performing at the Lumberjack Feud dinner theater in Pigeon Forge, TN performing with a four piece bluegrass band called Mountain Jacks. He will headline this special pre-show during the week, leaving him free to perform on weekends with The Darrell Webb Band.

During the week, Darrell will be playing in the Mountain Jacks with Chris Monk on banjo, Joe Sharp on bass, and Bo Isaac on guitar. Their show will precede the regular Lumberjack Feud program, a bit of musical theater playing on the Hatfield vs McCoy theme which is part of the area’s history.

Be on the lookout for a major release from the Darrell Webb Band. Their Dream Big album is due May 20 from Mountain Fever. It’s a 20th anniversary project for Webb, and includes guest appearances from many of the acts he has performed or recorded with over that span. Rhonda Vincent, Blue Highway, Daily & Vincent, The Grascals, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, John Cowan, Lonesome River Band and Wild Fire all take their turn.

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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.