• Aaron McDaris does The Voice

    Given our relative obscurity in the mainstream world of pop music, it's always something of a sensation when one of our bluegrass celebrities is asked to appear on television. Tonight it's the banjo players' turn to shine, as Aaron McDaris, banjo

  • Happy 40th birthday to Aaron McDaris

    This past weekend Rhonda Vincent pulled off one of the most difficult feats in modern American life: a successful surprise birthday party for her banjo player, Aaron McDaris. The party was held on December 5 at Nashville's Music City Bar & Grill,

  • Rhonda turns ’em loose

    WAMU's Bluegrass Country has posted a new video of Rhonda Vincent & The Rage tearing through a cool medley of instrumental bluegrass favorites when they performed on the Katy Daley Show on February 2. Rhonda featured each of her top shelf

  • Run Secretariat Run

    I recently had an opportunity to visit with singer-songwriter Dale Pyatt about some of his recent projects. He's excited about the just released Run Secretariat Run, a song he wrote about the great racehorse, which he recorded with the help of Steve Thomas, Jenee

  • The littlest Rager revealed

    When we posted last week about the birth of Aaron McDaris' daughter, Katie, we said we would post a photo when we could get one. And here she is. Aaron is the new banjo player with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage,

  • The littlest Rager

    Aaron McDaris, the incoming banjo player with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, has something else to celebrate this Christmas season. He and his wife, Amy, welcomed their second child, Katie Leann, on December 8. She was born at 3:46 (EST) and

  • McDarris, Helson join The Rage

    As has been widely speculated this past few weeks, Rhonda Vincent has confirmed that Aaron McDaris is her new banjo player, and that Ben Helson is taking the guitar spot. Both take the job effective today (11/24). McDaris had been performing

  • Band trading deadline moves

    As always seems to happen this time of year, a number of top bluegrass bands are making personnel changes. Aaron McDaris is leaving The Grascals, and Kristin Scott Benson will be leaving Larry Stephenson's band to accept the job. She will

  • Mashville Brigade & Friends

    For many years now the legend of the Sidemen has lived on even though the group no longer performs at Nashville's Station Inn. In recent months, a new group of sidemen have come together to fill the void. They call themselves