• Ronnie Bowman to Likely Culprits

    Nashville-based bluegrass/acoustic country act, The Likely Culprits, has brought in a new member. Ronnie Bowman will be playing guitar and singing with the band, stepping in for Ashby Frank who has signed a six month contract with Carnival Cruise Line to

  • Likely Culprits video

    We posted last week about a new group in Nashville, The Likely Culprits, made up of members of other touring acts, plus a couple who aren't touring actively these days. Ashyby Frank is on mandolin, Brandon Bostic on guitar, Deanie Richardson

  • The Likely Culprits

    The Likely Culprits will make their official band debut, Saturday night at the world famous Station Inn, in Nashville, TN. This new group consists of Ashby Frank (mandolin, vocals), Deanie Richardson (fiddle), Melonie Cannon (vocals), Garnet Imes Bowman (vocals), Brandon Bostic

  • New look for Flamekeeper

    Michael Cleveland has announced the new lineup for his touring band, Flamekeeper. Ashby Frank comes in to play mandolin and sing tenor, Charlie Lawson will play guitar and sing lead, and Blake Bowen will handle bass and harmony vocals. Michael is

  • Doyle with drums?

    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performing with a drummer! Has the whole world gone mad? What's next... electric pickups, flying to gigs, a 20 minute jam version of Yellow River? Or, in the words of the immortal Peter Venkman: "Human sacrifice, dogs

  • Separated at birth – part 2

    Last month, we published a post called Separated at birth? which highlighted the similarities between a number of bluegrass stars and other celebrities. We received a number of suggestions from you, our readers, for other bluegrass/celebrity look-a-likes. We've finally tracked

  • Changes for Special C in 2010

    We heard this morning from Greg Cahill, banjo player, founder and leader of Special Consensus - Special C to their close friends. Greg also serves as the Board Chair of the International Bluegrass Music Association. He sent along word of some