• 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

  • Wolfpen Branch to Black Mountain Management

    Wolfpen Branch, a new group composed of several familiar faces in the Lexington, KY bluegrass scene, has announced their signing with Black Mountain Management. The band was created by the expansion of popular Lexington bluegrass duo Hancock & Shouse by bringing

  • Kati Penn to Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

    Big news for fans of Alan Bibey & Grasstowne! Alan has announced the addition of Kati Penn to the band on fiddle plus lead and harmony vocals. She steps in to the spot recently vacated when Laura Orshaw departed to join

  • Kati Penn to Hancock & Shouse

    Ever since last year's much-lamented demise of Kentucky grassers, NewTown, bluegrass fans have been wondering where the talented artists that made up that band would land next. Well, here's one piece of news. Fiddler and vocalist, Kati Penn, is now performing

  • Talking Newtown with Kati and Jr.

    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.  

  • 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