• Alan Bibey checks in

    We had a chance yesterday to catch up with Alan Bibey, one half of the brain trust (with Steve Gulley) behind Grasstowne. Al tells us that the first airing of the band's appearance on Reno's Old Time Music Festival is set

  • Grasstowne is Kickin’ Up Dust

    In the midst of the IBMA craziness, we neglected to mention the new single from Grasstowne, Kickin' Up Dust. It was released on October 5, and delivered to radio on the latest Rural Rhythm sampler CD. The song came from Wes

  • Grasstowne signs with Rural Rhythm

    2010 has been an eventful year for Grasstowne - and it's only the beginning of May! In February, Steve Gulley and Alan Bibey saw their label disappear when Pinecastle closed down, then founding member Phil Leadbetter left to pursue other interests. Shortly

  • Adam Haynes to Grasstowne

    Alan Bibey tells us that Grasstowne has completed their roster for the 2010 season. "We'd like to announce that Adam Haynes formerly with Dailey & Vincent and Larry Stephenson is the new fiddle player/vocalist with Grasstowne. We've been friends with Adam

  • Grasstowne introduces two new members

    Alan Bibey contacted us last night with some big news from Grasstowne. "Steve Gulley and I excited to be able to announce two of the new members of Grasstowne. On the banjo/vocals is Justin Jenkins, formerly of Blue Moon Rising. Everyone

  • Grasstowne statement on Phil Leadbetter

    Alan Bibey sent along a statement about losing Phil Leadbetter, resonator guitarist and founding member of Grasstowne. Al assured us that Grasstowne would be hitting it stronger than ever this year, and would have both a new bass player and a

  • David Via – All Night Long

    David Via is one of those guys whose name bluegrass fans may recognize, but without necessarily being familiar with his music. Unless you follow the jamgrass scene, where Via is a hero, or the cult of acoustic/bluegrass songwriters where he

  • Missy Werner – Drifting and Dreaming

    Another of the many CDs that have crossed the threshold this month comes from Ohioan Missy Werner. I wasn't familiar with her music prior to receiving this copy of Drifting and Dreaming, but when I saw that Dwight McCall had

  • Jennings Chestnut benefit planned

    Alan Bibey just contacted us with some unfortunate news... "Our dear friend Jennings Chestnut that has for many years put on the Bluegrass On The Waccamaw Festival in Conway, SC and helped start the Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Festival, has been diagnosed

  • Two heads are better than one…

    Make that two headstocks... We heard from Alan Bibey this weekend with an update about the twin mandolin CD he is recording with Wayne Benson. This project has been a long time in coming, with these two top pickers getting together