• Three fine new banjo CDs

    Banjo CDs are coming out of the woodwork, it seems. Just in the past few weeks, we have received stellar releases from Dan Menzone, Jessie Baker and Chris Warner. Each is distinctive in its own way, and all should have

  • Tom Adams to Sweet Dixie Band

    Tom Adams will be joining Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band on guitar as of September 5. We reported just two months ago that Tom was launching a new endeavor, Diamond Joe, with banjoist Chris Warner but that group has

  • Chris Warner and Tom Adams in Diamond Joe

    When we posted last week about Chris Warner's CD reissue of two previous LP releases, we included a passing reference to Tom Adams' non-denial of the rumor that he and Chris were starting a band. Tom's coyness aside, Chris has verified

  • Chris Warner is Back Again

    Banjo players - and fans of Jimmy Martin - know Chris Warner for his driving style and hard hitting approach to the five string. Chris worked twice for Martin as a member of his Sunny Mountain Boys, from 1967-69, and

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: new members

    We wrote earlier today to tell you about the new hires in Doyle Lawson's band Quicksilver. At the time we promised to bring you more details when we got them. The official announcement just landed in my inbox, including a quote

  • Doyle Lawson adds new band members

    Doyle Lawson commented yesterday afternoon on his bulletin board that he is hiring fiddle player and bass singer Alan Johnson (formerly with BlueRidge) to take Mike Hartgrove's place, and banjo player Chris Warner (formerly with Jimmy Martin) in place of

  • Audie Blaylock & Redline join Lonesome Day

    Guitarist and vocalist, Audie Blaylock (former member of Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys and more recently Rhonda Vincent & The Rage), has signed with Lonesome Day Records to record and release the debut CD for Blaylock and his band, Redline. Joining