• Jacob Eller to Volume Five on bass

    Jacob Eller has been announced as the new bass player with consistent bluegrass chart toppers Volume Five. Bluegrass fans know Jacob from his time on bass with Galax, VA group No Speed Limit, and with both Sierra Hull and The Church

  • Drive Time welcomes Lee Sawyer on bass

    Central North Carolina-based Drive Time has a new bassist. The band welcomes Lee Sawyer from Thomasville to their ensemble. Sawyer has performed and recorded with several touring bands including the Larry Stephenson Band and Grasstowne. Grayson Tuttle, their former bass player,

  • Sam Jacobs to Broken Compass Bluegrass

    West coast bluegrass youth phenoms Broken Compass Bluegrass have announced an addition to the band, growing to a quartet with the inclusion of Sam Jacobs on bass. When we spoke with the group back in March, fiddler Mei Lin Heirendt told

  • Alex Donahue to Kevin Prater Band

    Traditional bluegrass specialist Kevin Prater has announced another new face in his touring band this season. Alex Donahue has come aboard playing bass. Just 20 years old, he is competent on multiple instruments and has worked with a number of regional

  • Evan Winsor to Josh Turner on bass

    Yes... you're right. We don't typically report on personnel changes in the country music world. But we are delighted to let everyone know that bluegrass bass player Evan Winsor has scored the gig with country star Josh Turner. Anyone who follows

  • Welcome Charlie Stinson!

    Gavin Stinson, bass player with Kenny Stinson & Perfect Tym'n, and his wife, Monique, are celebrating the birth of their first child. Charlie Dean Stinson was born on February 22 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, TN. He made

  • Jimmy Kennedy passes

    Bluegrass bass player Jimmy Kennedy from Robbins, NC, passed away February 4, from a rare type of lung cancer. The 65-year-old owned and operated the 705 Music House for several years.  Located on NC Highway 705 southeast off Seagrove, the Music

  • Bill Mollman passes

    Bill Mollman, bluegrass multi-instrumentalist from Asheboro, NC, passed away on January 25, 2022. He was 76 years old. Mollman shared his love of music by performing and teaching banjo and guitar for many years. He played upright bass with the Bluegrass