• Mike Conner hospitalized in Knoxville

    Mike Conner, bass player with The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, and popular Roanoke, VA musician, singer, and event producer, is currently hospitalized in Knoxville, TN after losing consciousness on Saturday. According to good friend and fellow musician John Miller, with whom

  • Jacob Shelton to Darrell Webb Band

    Darrell Webb has announced that Jacob Shelton has joined his group playing bass, and singing lead and harmony vocals. Jacob is only 18 years old, but has been playing bluegrass around his native Erwin, TN since he was 10. As a

  • Brad Beavers leaving Ralph II

    Brad Beavers has announced his departure from Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, for whom he has been playing bass since earlier this year. He says that his doctor has recommended that he come off the road, and that's advice

  • Noah Brown to Darrell Webb

    Darrell Webb has announced that Noah Brown has come aboard to play bass with the Darrell Webb Band. Barely out of his teens, Noah has already worked with Ralph Stanley II and Junior Sisk. He'll start working with Webb right

  • Brad Beavers to Ralph Stanley II

    Ralph Stanley II has added a new member to his touring band. Brad Beavers has joined the group on bass. Beavers is a native of Tazewell, VA now living in Johnson City, TN where he moved several years ago to study

  • Reminisce with Tom Gray on WAMU

    Hey all you Country Gentlemen fans out there... Has Katy Daley got a deal for you! On her morning show tomorrow on WAMU's Bluegrass Country, Katy will spend two hours with Tom Gray talking about his early days with The Country Gentlemen,

  • Noah Brown to Junior Sisk

    Junior Sisk has announced Noah Brown as the bass player/tenor singer with his touring band, Rambler's Choice. Noah had just indicated yesterday that he was stepping down from his position playing bass with Ralph Stanley II. Just 19 years old, Brown

  • Paul Kowert guest instructor at ArtistWorks

    Paul Kowert, the remarkable young bassist with Punch Brothers, has signed on as a guest instructor with ArtistWorks, who offers online instruction for a variety of string instruments and styles. He has prepared nearly two dozen lessons for advanced players which