• Grasstowne Video Bio

    The guys in Grasstowne recently had a video bio completed and graciously consented to allow us to present it here for our readers. The video features interviews with Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, and Phil Leadbetter, interspersed with performances from a festival

  • Dwight McCall: Never Say Never Again

    The new CD from Dwight McCall just landed in my mailbox over the weekend. The CD is titled Never Say Never Again, taking it's name from the second song on the recording. Today is the release date for this recording,

  • Grasstowne audio samples available online

    Audio samples for all 13 tracks of the upcoming debut project from Grasstowne, The Road Headin' Home, are now posted on the band's web site. Grasstowne is made up of Steve Gulley on guitar, Alan Bibey on mandolin, Phil Leadbetter on

  • Grasstowne debut this weekend

    We heard yesterday from Alan Bibey, fresh from a week of recording with his new band, Grasstowne. He reports that they are about halfway finished with the new project, as yet untitled, which has already been set for a June

  • Grasstowne hires a bass player

    And then they were five... Alan Bibey called to let us know that Grasstowne has finished the year with a full complement of pickers, having just brought Lee Sawyer on to play bass. He joins Alan on mandolin, Steve Gulley on

  • Grasstowne signs with Pinecastle

    We have posted many times recently about Grasstowne, this fall's big bluegrass start-up featuring Alan Bibey, Steve Gulley and Phil Leadbetter. This week's news is that the band has signed a 3 CD deal with Pinecastle Records, with work on the

  • Alan Bibey

    Listen now: (IE users click to activate) This week on The GrassCast we continue our theme of interviewing members of the new band Grasstowne. Last week we interviewed Phil Leadbetter. This week John interviews Alan Bibey. Alan has been fronting

  • Grasstowne it is!

    Yesterday there seemed to be some confusion over the choice of a name for the new band consisting of Alan Bibey, Steve Gulley and Phil Leadbetter. We originally reported the band name as being Grasstowne and then later corrected that to

  • Alan Bibey and “the new band”

    UPDATE 12/2/2006: Turns out the "new band" will be called Grasstowne after all. I had a chance to speak with Alan Bibey yesterday about his decision to leave BlueRidge and embark on the Grasstowne "new band" adventure with Steve Gulley and