Rashby Frincent in Houston

We received an interesting correspondence last night from Ashby Frank, mandolinist with Special Consensus.

He had just gotten a call from Rhonda Vincent asking if he might be able to fill her spot on stage this week, as she is at home recuperating from a bout with bronchitis that forced her to cancel shows over the weekend.

Rashby Frincent - performing in Houston this weekThe deal is, Rhonda’s been under the weather this week, so she asked me to fill in with her band the Rage at a private event for Martha White in Houston on Wednesday. Rhonda and her husband Herb insisted that I have to wear one of her outfits, unless I can learn all of the words to her songs by Wednesday.

I think I can pull it off… How do I look?


In all seriousness, I’m honored to be filling in for a day with Rhonda’s great band (in my own clothes), and I’m looking forward to it!

From Houston, I’ll be heading for Chicago for a "special" Special C show at Fitzgerald’s Night Club with the legendary Howard Levy (bluegrass folks may know him for his harmonica and sax work with Bela Fleck) and that’s no joke!

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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.