• Barry Crabtree exits James King Band

    Banjoist Barry Crabtree has left The James King Band, with whom he had been touring since March of this year. James says that he has someone filling in this month, and will be trying out a number of possible replacements over

  • James King Shines At Tir Na Nog

    At a crowded Irish pub in the heart of downtown Raleigh, bluegrass fans of all kinds crammed into this earthy venue to see "The Bluegrass Storyteller." A star-studded audience, including Noam Pikelny and Ken Irwin, were in for one of

  • James King – Three Chords and the Truth

    Rounder Records has announced a September 30 release for Three Chords And The Truth, a country music tribute project from James King. Fear not, traditional bluegrass fans; the Bluegrass Storyteller isn't going country. But he has picked a dozen favorites from

  • PreddyFest 2013 report

    Eddie Adcock at PreddyFest 2013 - photo © Laura Tate Photography This recap and photos from Preddyfest 2013 comes from Laura Tate Ridge, of Laura Tate Photography and Deep River Management. Among the sweltering heat present on Friday at Preddyfest in Franklinton, NC

  • Favorite songs and new mandolin players at Grey Fox

    Was it coincidence or fate that brought James King and the Gibson Brothers together July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, sharing a stage and possibly a recording this coming winter? These back-to-back International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artists

  • RidgeFest benefit show this weekend

    Tragedy has been a part of the human experience throughout all of history. When families and communities lose their own, there is a primal pain that ensues, especially when young folks are involved. War, disaster, accident or malice, it matters very

  • Barry Crabtree to James King

    Banjo picker Barry Crabtree is working now with the James King Band. After memorable stints with Larry Sparks and Wildfire, Barry took a few years away from playing music, though he did some shows with Harley Allen around Nashville, and filled