• Merle Monroe is now The Tim Raybon Band

    Merle Monroe, the popular bluegrass band founded by Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff, is rebranding as The Tim Raybon Band going into 2022. It's not as a result of any fallout between Tim and Daniel, or Daniel leaving the group, as

  • Harlan Darlin’ drops for Merle Monroe

    Pinecastle Records has released a new single today for Merle Monroe, another from their current album, Songs of a Simple Life, which has really caught on with their fans. The band is a collaboration between two good friends, bluegrass music veterans

  • Goodbye Marie video from Merle Monroe

    Pinecastle Records has released a music video for their current single with Merle Monroe, Goodbye Marie, from their latest album, Songs of a Simple Life. The video has a Bristol theme, showcasing scenes from State Street, which separates Virginia from Tennessee,

  • I’m Leaving Town Tonight from Merle Monroe

    Pinecastle Records has a new single today from Merle Monroe, one written by cofounder Tim Raybon, and retaining the band's contemporary take on a sound pioneered by The Osborne Brothers back in the 1960s. The song is called I'm Leaving Town

  • Hello Sunshine drops for Merle Monroe

    We mentioned last week how excited Merle Monroe was to get their new single out, Hello Sunshine, which drops today. When lead vocalist Tim Raybon finished writing it, he and his partner, banjo man Daniel Grindstaff, rushed into the studio to

  • New look and new music from Merle Monroe

    Thankfully, we are starting to see bluegrass acts making plans to emerge from their lairs, ready to play some music and perhaps salvage a little something of the summer outdoor music season. Many of our favorite bands will look a little

  • God’s Still In Control from Merle Monroe

    Merle Monroe has released a new single on Pinecastle Records, much earlier than they had planned. Even before COVID-19 threw the whole world for a loop, Merle Monroe principals Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff has figured they would start on a