• Josh Hymer to American Drive

    J.D. Crowe's decision to retire from active touring at the end of 2012 has had a number of ripple effects within the bluegrass world. Among them has been the end of a defining bluegrass institution, The New South. For nearly 40

  • Bad weekend for bass players

    After learning about Carl White's auto accident over the weekend, we heard from Dwight McCall (American Drive) that their bass player, Kyle Perkins, also wrecked his car on Saturday morning. Like Carl, Kyle lost control of his car on slick roads

  • American Drive

    The newly formed band American Drive may currently be best known for being the most recent version of the “New South” portion of J.D. Crowe and the New South, but don’t let the fact that their fearless leader is retiring

  • American Drive to debut at IBMA

    So what happens when an enduring bluegrass institution grinds to a halt? In the case of J.D. Crowe & The New South, whose nearly 40 year run is coming to an end with Crowe's impending retirement, a new band is set