Rambler’s Choice signs with Rebel

Billy Hawks, Chris Harris, Ronnie Bowman, Darrell Wilkerson, Wyatt Rice, Tim Massey and Junior Sisk in Ronnie Bowmans Fox Chase StudioWhen BlueRidge split in early 2007, Alan Bibey and Jason Davis became part of the newly formed Grasstowne, and Alan Johnson joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Junior Sisk, their soulful lead singer, reassembled his old group, and they have been in the studio over the winter completing a new album.

Just today, it has been announced that Junior Sisk & Ramblers’ Choice have signed with Rebel Records. The Ferrum, VA based band consists of Sisk on guitar & lead vocals, Tim Massey on bass, Darrell Wilkerson on banjo, Chris Harris on mandolin, and Billy Hawks on fiddle.

Both band and label are excited by the pairing. Says Sisk…

“I’ve always wanted to record for Rebel. Now I feel like I’ve found a home.”

The straight-ahead, traditional bluegrass favored by the band is a perfect fit for Rebel who specializes in just that. Mark Freeman of Rebel says…

“Junior is a strong singer with a solid band and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

The upcoming album, produced by Ronnie Bowman and tentatively titled Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge, is scheduled for a mid-summer release.

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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.