• Milom Williams to Deeper Shade of Blue

    As Jason Fraley exits North Carolina's Deeper Shade of Blue, Milom Williams steps into his position as the band's new mandolinist and baritone singer. DSB's longtime lead singer and guitarist, Troy Pope, shared... "Jason stood beside me for 20 plus years. We

  • Jason Fraley departing Deeper Shade of Blue

    Jason Fraley, long time mandolinist with Deeper Shade of Blue, is stepping down from that position. "I've been seeking things out and praying about making the right decision," stated the Monroe, NC native in a phone interview. "It's been hard. I've

  • Jason Fraley releases solo Christmas project

    Jason Fraley, mandolinist with Deeper Shade of Blue, has released his first solo project, Acoustic Flavor of Christmas, just in time for the holidays. All ten instrumentals feature Fraley on acoustic and hollow-body guitar (jazz model), acoustic electric bass, mandolin,

  • Twenty – Deeper Shade of Blue

    Twenty years is a big milestone, especially for a touring bluegrass band. Deeper Shade of Blue, based in Monroe, North Carolina, has chosen to celebrate theirs with the release of Twenty, a collection of new material that demonstrates the group's

  • Steam – Deeper Shade of Blue

    Over the course of a career that stretches back some 17 years, North Carolina’s Deeper Shade of Blue — an astute quintet consisting of Jim Fraley (banjo/vocals), his son Jason Fraley (mandolin/vocals), Troy Pope (guitar/vocals), Frank Poindexter (dobro), and Scott