• Matt Leadbetter to Dale Ann Bradley

    Dale Ann Bradley has announced a change in her touring band. Reso-guitarist Greg Blaylock has had to take his leave owing to a promotion at his day job, and Matt Leadbetter has come in to fill that spot. Matt has worked

  • Welcome Grayson Leadbetter

    Young Grayson Matthew Leadbetter, born September 8 at 9:03 p.m., comes into this world with quite a bluegrass pedigree. His parents are Matt Leadbetter, former reso-guitarist with Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, and Brand New Strings, and his wife Ashley. That also

  • When Old Lonesome Comes Around – Randy Jones

    The new solo project by Lonesome River Band’s mandolinist/tenor vocalist Randy Jones, When Old Lonesome Comes Around, will be released on March 31st. This will be the first nationally-offered project that he has directed from top to bottom. The project features

  • Pinecastle signs Phil Leadbetter

    Pinecastle Records has announced the signing of resonator guitarist and bandleader Phil Leadbetter to the newly-reformed label. Phil says that the contract isn't for a specific number of projects, and that he anticipates wearing a number of hats during his Pinecastle

  • Brand new member of Brand New Strings?

    It looks like there will be shortly, as resonator guitarist Matt Leadbetter has informed the band that he would no longer be able to perform with them owing to work and family obligations. Tim Tipton sent along this statement from Brand

  • Rigsby, Leadbetter and Bennett

    Just recently we told you about a short upcoming concert/workshop tour that Richard Bennett and Phil Leadbetter are doing together. Now Phil has contacted us with some exciting news about that pairing, and where it's leading. As we noted in

  • Matt Leadbetter to Brand New Strings

    Knoxville, TN based Brand New Strings has hired Matt Leadbetter to play resonator guitar with the group, bringing them back up to five pieces. Matt had been working with Marty Raybon, and prior to that, with Lonesome River Band. Knoxville is

  • Matt Leadbetter to Marty Rabon

    We just got a note from Uncle Phil - Phil Leadbetter, that is - dobro man with Grasstowne, and proud papa of fellow resonator guitarist Matt Leadbetter. We reported over the weekend that Matt had left Lonesome River Band, largely to

  • Another Leadbetter!

    We heard last night from Phil Leadbetter (dobro man with Grasstowne), that his son Matt (dobro man with Lonesome River Band) and his wife Heather welcomed their first child yesterday. "Houston Philip Lee Leadbetter weighed in at 7lb and 2oz. He