• Rural Rhythm showcase

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. At one point during the Rural Rhythm Records after-hours showcase late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning at the World of Bluegrass conference

  • Grasstowne signs with Rural Rhythm

    2010 has been an eventful year for Grasstowne - and it's only the beginning of May! In February, Steve Gulley and Alan Bibey saw their label disappear when Pinecastle closed down, then founding member Phil Leadbetter left to pursue other interests. Shortly

  • Adam Haynes to Grasstowne

    Alan Bibey tells us that Grasstowne has completed their roster for the 2010 season. "We'd like to announce that Adam Haynes formerly with Dailey & Vincent and Larry Stephenson is the new fiddle player/vocalist with Grasstowne. We've been friends with Adam

  • Grasstowne introduces two new members

    Alan Bibey contacted us last night with some big news from Grasstowne. "Steve Gulley and I excited to be able to announce two of the new members of Grasstowne. On the banjo/vocals is Justin Jenkins, formerly of Blue Moon Rising. Everyone

  • Grasstowne statement on Phil Leadbetter

    Alan Bibey sent along a statement about losing Phil Leadbetter, resonator guitarist and founding member of Grasstowne. Al assured us that Grasstowne would be hitting it stronger than ever this year, and would have both a new bass player and a

  • Phil Leadbetter exits Grasstowne

    Phil Leadbetter, resonator guitarist and founding member of Grasstowne, today announced that he will no longer be a member of the group. "I want to announce that today, I am stepping down as a member and partner in the band Grasstowne.

  • New releases of late

    A number of CDs we have discussed recently on Bluegrass Today have hit this past few weeks. The sophomore release from Grasstowne, The Other Side Of Towne, came out on October 6. As visible as these guys have been since they

  • Red Carpet #4

    This is the fourth in our series of 2009 Red Carpet videos. These were filmed immediately prior to the IBMA Award Show. This one features Katy Daley interviewing Phil Leadbetter of Grasstowne. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thegrasscast/phil_leadbetter.flv

  • New Grasstowne CD available online

    We just heard from Alan Bibey that the new Grasstowne CD, The Other Side Of Town, is now available online. This, their second recorded project for Pinecastle Records, won't be officially released until October 6, but the band has pre-release copies

  • Grasstowne – The Other Side Of Towne

    We just heard from Alan Bibey, mandolinist with Grasstowne, with an update on their sophomore CD. Alan tells us that the new album, The Other Side Of Towne, will be released October 6 on Pinecastle Records. There are 14 tracks, with new