• Congratulations Justin and Kati!

    In more exciting Alan Bibey & Grasstowne news... Wedding bells rang out for bandmates Justin Jenkins, who plays banjo with Grasstowne, and their fiddler, Kati Penn last weekend. The two were married on October 24 in a very small, private ceremony

  • Justin Jenkins back with Grasstowne

    Alan Bibey has made a personnel change in his revised and re-energized Grasstowne. Owing to her expanding commitments with Sister Sadies, Gena Britt has had to step aside from the band, and Al has welcomed former banjo picker Justin Jenkins

  • New look for Grasstowne

    Grasstowne will have a new look and sound for 2015. Mandolinist and bandleader Alan Bibey says that they will be going as a four piece, reuniting him with some of his old bluegrass buddies. Justin Jenkins will remain on banjo, with

  • Blue Moon Rising reunion shows

    Blue Moon Rising, who had earned the reputation of the best kept secret in bluegrass for many years, is planning a set of reunion shows with original members in the latter part of 2014. Headed now by guitarist Chris West, and touring

  • Big news from Grasstowne

    Not long ago we posted news that Justin Jenkins would be leaving Grasstowne to join up with American Drive, the newly-formed band built by the members of J.D. Crowe & the New South. Justin and Grasstowne bandleader Alan Bibey spoke with us

  • 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

  • Welcome Eli Jenkins

    Congratulations to Justin Jenkins, banjo picker with Grasstowne, on the birth of a son, Eli Dean Jenkins earlier this morning. Eli and Justin's girlfriend, Reba Collier are doing fine. He hit the scene at 7 lbs, 14 oz, and 21 inches

  • 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

  • Justin Jenkins steps out

    Here's some more fallout from The Boxcars supernova... Justin Jenkins, who had been playing banjo with Blue Moon Rising, will not be continuing with the group when it reforms in 2010. Along with Keith Garret and Harold Nixon - who have