• Grascals add girl power

    In a story entitled The Grascals add girl power to their lineup, journalist Derek Halsey, writing for the Huntington, West Virginia Herald-Dispatch, previewed a recent Grascals show, the eighth featuring the band with recent banjo recruit, Kristin Scott Benson. Benson spoke

  • Pinecastle springs CDs for early release

    We posted about ten days ago with release dates for four new projects due from Pinecastle Records in 2009. Not long after that, we heard from a reader who wondered why a title we had just indicated wouldn't be released until

  • Band trading deadline moves

    As always seems to happen this time of year, a number of top bluegrass bands are making personnel changes. Aaron McDaris is leaving The Grascals, and Kristin Scott Benson will be leaving Larry Stephenson's band to accept the job. She will

  • Pinecastle Records new release schedule

    Pinecastle Records recently announced the upcoming release of four new projects during the first two months of 2009. Promos are being sent to radio this week, despite the lag of as much as three months between now and the actual street

  • Benson baby photo on LST site

    Just a quick update to our mention earlier this week about the birth of Hogan Wayne Benson, whose parents Wayne and Kristin Benson are well known to bluegrass fans. There is a hospital photo of young master Benson up on Larry

  • Welcome Hogan Wayne Benson

    We just received news of the arrival of Hogan Wayne Benson, who was born on October 6, 2006. His parents are Kristin Scott Benson, banjo picker with Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and Wayne Benson, mandolinist with The John

  • Kristin Benson update

    We posted yesterday with news that Kristin and Wayne Benson were expecting their first child in October. We mentioned that we weren't sure what Kristin's plans might be for the future, either with regard to playing banjo with Lonesome Standard