Stephen Burwell to Quicksilver

Doyle Lawson has announced Stephen Burwell as the newest member of Quicksilver, replacing Jason Barrie who departed the band this past weekend.

Doyle says…

Stephen Burwell“After nearly 6 years of having Jason Barie handling the fiddle duties for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jason has decided to pursue other interests. He is a devoted husband and father and wants to be home more to participate in his family’s activities. Jason is a wonderful person and musician. All of us at Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will miss him and wish him the very best in the future.

Stephen Burwell is our new fiddle player and we look forward to having him as a part of the team. He is from Texas but lived in Washington state until his recent move to North Carolina.”

And Jason reports the familiar woe of the road musician as the cause for his decision.

“I have decided to slow down from the road in order to be home more with my family. Being a road musician, we tend to miss out on home life that still continues on when we are away. It’s time to be able to be around for more anniversaries, birthday’s, and kids activities that I’ve missed out on.

My time with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver has ended, but this isn’t the end of my musical journey or career, but rather the beginning of a new chapter still yet to be written. Music is a part of me and will be expressed some where some how. After all it’s in God’s hands and I’m looking forward to what He has planned for me. God has greatly blessed me along the way in this journey of music and life.

I greatly appreciate my nearly 6 years with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and will be proud to say that I was a part of his band. Doyle and the band has been most gracious of my decision to leave and have wished me the best.”

And the Quicksilver train rolls on.

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