• Welcome Dorothy Gene Richards!

    Another bluegrass baby! Always welcome news, especially when a community has suffered loss. Josh Richards, guitarist and vocalist for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and his wife, Amy, are celebrating the birth of their third child. Dorothy Gene Richards was born on

  • Welcome Loretta Jo Richards!

    Josh Richards, guitarist/vocalist with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and his wife, Amy, are celebrating the birth of a baby girl. Loretta Jo Richards was born last night, March 6, 2019, at 11:04 p.m. in Jeffersonville, IN. She came into this world at

  • Jeff White at The Station Inn

    This past weekend found bluegrass artist Jeff White at Nashville's Station Inn, debuting the music from his new solo project, Right Beside You. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper served as his band, with Jeff's Earls Of Leicester bandmate Charlie Cushman on banjo. We

  • Flamekeeper at SPBGMA

    As promised, Michael Cleveland unveiled his new young banjo player, Gaven Largent, during his set at SPBGMA last weekend. Largest who had been a SPBGMA regular since he was a young teen showed the audience more accustomed to seeing him

  • Gavin Largent to Flamekeeper

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced the addition of Gaven Largent to the band, on both banjo and resonator guitar. He takes the spot recently vacated by Glenn Gibson who reported wanting to spend more time at home. Just 18 years of age,

  • Glenn Gibson says goodbye to Flamekeeper

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced that Glenn Gibson, who has played banjo with the band this past three years, is leaving the group. He will do his last show tonight at the Festival of the Riverboats in Louisville, KY. In addition

  • Welcome Little Wren Livers

    Wren Elise Livers, the first child of Nathan Livers, mandolinist with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and his wife Steffani, was born in the wee hours of this morning. She came in at 5 lbs 9 ozs, and 20 '' long, born at 1:31 a.m. Everyone is

  • Michael Cleveland, Master Barber

    Back in March of 2013, Nathan Livers, mandolinist with Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, made a pledge to get his long locks cut as soon as the band's Facebook page reached 5,000 likes. He further promised to donate his hair to