Russ Carson gets the nod

When we reported in March that Russ Carson had been picked as the new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, we noted that he officially was coming on board on a 90 day trial basis.

Those of us well familiar with his playing and his personality never doubted that Russ would make the grade, and pass the trial without incident.

And now it’s official. Russ tells us that Ricky called yesterday with the news, shaving 30 days off the trial period and welcoming him as a full member of Kentucky Thunder.

For Carson, it’s been a dream come true.

“Working for Ricky has been beyond life changing. There is such a vast amount I can learn not only from Ricky, but from everyone in Kentucky Thunder. This is just the beginning of a very exciting new chapter in my life. I can’t wait to see what happens next!”

Congratulations to Russ – and to Ricky!

Russ Carson with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

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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.