• New faces with Cumberland Gap Connection

    Cumberland Gap Connection has two new members: John Messer on mandolin and Albon Clevinger on fiddle, both of Kermit, WV. They join Mike Bentley on guitar and lead vocals, Rod Smith on banjo and Bryan Russell on bass. A debut album,

  • Cumberland Gap Connection coming January 20

    A Whole Lotta Lonesome from Cumberland Gap Connection is set for a January 20 release on Kindred Records. The album features 12 new cuts, primarily written by members of the band. Guitarist and lead vocalist Mike Bentley contributes four songs, bass

  • Stolen Instrument: Knilling thin body Jazz bass

    Another stolen instrument report. This one is from Bryan Turner of Cumberland Gap Connection. It seems someone swiped his bass Tuesday night at IBMA. This is a somewhat unusual instrument. It's a Knilling Thinline Jazz Bass. It looks much the same

  • Cherryholmes live on WDVX

    WDVX will be airing two live shows today (9/29) that feature music from the IBMA convention. At noon, Cumberland Gap Connection will perform on their Blue Plate Special program. They are one of the IBMA official showcase acts this year (playing