• Charlie Cushman leaves Flamekeeper

    Charlie Cushman has left his position playing banjo with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper to refocus attention on his banjo set up business, and stay a little closer to home. His last show with the band was this past Thursday. In a

  • Last Chance from Russ Carson

    Russ Carson is the full-time banjo player with Audie Blaylock and Redline, who has released his debut solo project, Last Chance, on Patuxent Records. It features Russ along with a red-hot rhythm section - and several terrific vocalists - on

  • Michael Cleveland on with Katy Daley

    Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will be on WAMU's Bluegrass Country Tuesday morning (7/19) at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) with Katy Daley. Michael will take this opportunity to introduce his newest band mates, and the guys will pick a few live in

  • New look for Flamekeeper

    Michael Cleveland has announced the new lineup for his touring band, Flamekeeper. Ashby Frank comes in to play mandolin and sing tenor, Charlie Lawson will play guitar and sing lead, and Blake Bowen will handle bass and harmony vocals. Michael is

  • Response from Michael Cleveland

    We heard this morning from Kimberly Williams, publicist for Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, in response to our post last night, Former Flamekeepers move on. Michael took particular exception to the use of the word "acrimonious" in describing the recent departure of

  • Michael Cleveland and the Fill-Ins

    The schedule said Mike Cleveland and Flamekeeper. The ear, though, heard something else. And the eyes kept searching for familiar faces on the main stage at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. In an ironic twist of fate, the band’s first appearance

  • Gettysburg reports this weekend

    David Morris will be on the ground this weekend at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, reporting back on the 62nd iteration of this popular Pennsylvania event. The festival has been going since 1979 when it was founded by Joe Cornett and his

  • Statement from Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

    Here is a statement from Michael Cleveland following yesterday's unexpected news about the sudden departure of band members Marshall Wilborn, Jesse Brock and Tom Adams. Life and business are often about change and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are certainly no exception.