Earlier this month we caught up with Jr. Williams and Kati Penn Williams of NewTown to talk about their current album, Time Machine, their new baby, and being an official showcase artist during World of Bluegrass.
More responses to George Shuffler’s passing
Here are two more responses to the passing of George Shuffler from prominent grassers feeling the loss. First up is Jack Lawrence, a flatpicking master who refers to himself as a journeyman guitarist. Jack spent a large part of his
Terry Poirier moves on from Newtown
Though Jr. Williams and Kati Penn-Williams of Newtown may not have scored the first baby born in 2014, they do have the distinction of making the first major personnel announcement of the new year. Jr. informs us today that their long time bass player, Terry
Welcome Jessi Williams
Forget about Newtown... let's talk new baby! Jr Williams and Kati Penn-Williams celebrated the birth of a daughter on New Year's Eve. Jessi Leigh Harper Williams was born yesterday morning, weighing in at 6 lbs and 4 oz. Jr.'s first reaction was a
Time Machine – NewTown
Over the years, Lexington, KY has served as home to a number of talented bluegrass musicians, perhaps most notably J.D. Crowe and, in the 1970s, the now-famous early incarnations of the New South that headlined at Lexington’s Red Slipper Lounge.
Time Machine from Newtown
Time Machine, the next album from Newtown, is due to hit on November 5. It will be their first project for Pisgah Ridge, a Crossroads affiliate designed for up-and-coming bluegrass acts ready to move up to the next level. Though they
Newtown to Pisgah Ridge
Kentucky-based Newtown has just signed with Crossroads Music's Pisgah Ridge Records. The band, formerly billed as Kati Penn & Newtown, features Kati Penn-Williams on fiddle, along with her husband Jr. Williams on banjo, Terry Poirier on bass, C.J. Cain on
Chris Jones… He’s Smart
Another bit of bluegrass whimsy in a compact package from the one and only Jr. Williams, this time from the great state of Texas.
Junior and the Cow
Junior Williams, banjo player with Newtown and legitimate funny guy, has agreed to send us occasional iPhone videos. Here he is with John Cowan, who is doing some touring with his own band during a break in his schedule with