• Daniel Pugh to Kevin Prater Band

    Daniel Pugh is one of the newest youngsters on the professional bluegrass circuit, joining the Kevin Prater Band on upright bass. The 17-year-old high school senior from Biscoe, NC, played a gig with the band in mid-August in Cambridge, Ohio. Prater

  • Ryan Lester joins Kevin Prater Band

    A guitarist with long-time ties to Kevin Prater and Danny Stiltner will be joining them in The Kevin Prater Band. Ryan Lester, of Hurley, VA, replaces Tom Timberlake, who had to leave the road for health reasons after a long affiliation

  • Kevin Prater to Patuxent Music

    Yesterday afternoon at the Patuxent Music studio in Rockville, MD Kevin Prater joined the family of artists recording for Tom Mindte and Patuxent. He and his Kevin Prater Band will begin work shortly on a new album, hopefully to be released early in

  • Changes for The Kevin Prater Band

    The Kevin Prater Band has announced a bit of mid-season alteration in their lineup, motivated by the departure of guitarist Rick Bartley who is now touring with his brother, Shayne, as The Bartley Brothers. Now working with Kevin are the Burrows brothers

  • Adam Burrows to Kevin Prater Band

    Kevin Prater has announced the addition of Adam Burrows to his touring band, playing fiddle and doubling on guitar and vocals. Adam is from Asheboro, NC and had recently been performing with The Price Sisters on bass, and with his

  • New hip for Kevin Prater

    Kevin Prater, Kentucky bluegrass singer, songwriter and band leader, is expected to return home today following hip replacement surgery yesterday. Prater had his right hip replaced at Pikeville Medical  Center in Pikeville, KY. His agent, Stacey Wright, tells us that the surgery went

  • Tyler Robertson to Kevin Prater Band

    The Kevin Prater Band has announced the addition of Tyler Robertson on banjo. Tyler is just 19 years old, but has already gained several years of experience playing bluegrass with Bobby Maynard and Breakdown, Cornerstone, Ned Crisp and Bottomline, and The Corey Hensley

  • Rod Smith to Kevin Prater Band

    The Kevin Prater Band has announced Rod Smith as the newest member of the group. He will play both banjo and reso-guitar with the traditional bluegrass outfit based in Kentucky. Rod had previously been a member of Cumberland Gap Connection and Ernie