• McIntosh, Bartley to American Drive

    Following the loss of two founding members at the end of 2013, American Drive has announced today the addition of Adam McIntosh on guitar and Shayne Bartley on banjo. Both are veteran bluegrass performers and are proud to become part of

  • Wasson/Hymer depart American Drive

    American Drive, who formed from the remaining members of the New South when J.D. Crowe retired at the end of 2012, has announced some personnel changes. Guitarist and vocalist Rickey Wasson and banjo picker Josh Hymer are leaving the group. Wasson wants

  • New agent, album for American Drive

    When J.D. Crowe announced his retirement at the end of last year, his very talented band made the decision to forge on without him. Though they had been The New South for many years, that name clearly belonged to Crowe,

  • Bad weekend for bass players

    After learning about Carl White's auto accident over the weekend, we heard from Dwight McCall (American Drive) that their bass player, Kyle Perkins, also wrecked his car on Saturday morning. Like Carl, Kyle lost control of his car on slick roads

  • American Drive

    The newly formed band American Drive may currently be best known for being the most recent version of the “New South” portion of J.D. Crowe and the New South, but don’t let the fact that their fearless leader is retiring

  • American Drive to debut at IBMA

    So what happens when an enduring bluegrass institution grinds to a halt? In the case of J.D. Crowe & The New South, whose nearly 40 year run is coming to an end with Crowe's impending retirement, a new band is set

  • J.D. Crowe to hang up his banjo

    Another banjo milestone is about to be passed. The great J.D. Crowe has announced his intention to retire from performing at the end of 2012. He will turn 75 years old this summer. Crowe is widely regarded as among the most