• Kyle Dillow to Monroeville

    Monroeville has announced the addition of bassist Kyle Dillow to the group. A native Virginian, Kyle now lives in east Tennessee where the band is based. Bluegrass fans may have seen Dillow on stage previously with Cane Mill Road. It's been an

  • Kameron Keller to Volume Five

    Volume Five has solidified its 2020 lineup, bringing Kameron Keller in on bass to complete this season's lineup. The east Tennessee native has been a fixture in the bluegrass scene for at least a decade, having worked lengthy stints with Junior

  • Chris Williamson to Backline

    South Carolina's Backline has announced a change in personnel going in to 2020.  Bassist and founding member Jason Belue is leaving the band to attend the CRAS Recording institute in Tempe, AZ. The band has brought in Chris Williamson, formerly of Volume

  • Steve Carr to Zink and Company

    Since relocating to east Tennessee, bluegrass singer and band leader Corey Zink has had to restructure his touring group a bit. Understandably, not everyone in Zink and Company was on board for the move from Massachusetts, and Corey has a

  • Eli Johnston to Merle Monroe

    Eli Johnston with Quicksilver at SamJam 2018 - photo by Jennifer Buckler Merle Monroe has announced that Eli Johnston has joined their touring band on bass and harmony vocals. Eli's is a familiar face in the bluegrass world from his recent five

  • Doug Burchett returns to Hammertowne

    David Carroll and Doug Burchett with Hammertowne in July 2014 - photo by Shona Wilks Smith Hammertowne has announced some changes to their lineup, necessitated by current health issues being faced by their bass player, Bryan Russel. As most of our readers

  • Randy Davis passes

    Randy Davis, the bass player with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys from July 1974 through to June 1979, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Friday, September 27, 2019. He was 65 years of age. Stephen Randall “Randy” Davis was

  • Bobby Osborne Jr to The Price Sisters

    The Price Sisters, bluegrass music's traditional singing siblings, announced today that they have brought Bobby Osborne, Jr into the band on bass. Bobby, who sometimes goes by the nickname, Boj, is the son of the great bluegrass superstar with whom he

  • Gary Trivette to Nick Chandler & Delivered

    Nick Chandler & Delivered have announced that Gary Trivette is the newest member of the group, playing bass. They play a driving style of traditional, North Carolina bluegrass, and record for Poor Mountain Records. Grassers will recognize Gary for his several

  • Hudson Bosworth to Cane Mill Road

    Cane Mill Road has announced the addition of Hudson Bosworth to the band on bass. He steps in for Eliot Smith, who has left to attend luthiery school in Boston. Bosworth is currently a student in the bluegrass music program at East