• Colby Laney back to Volume Five

    Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Colby Laney has returned to Volume Five, where he worked while attending ETSU a few years ago. For the past two years he worked with The Larry Stephenson Band, but Laney tells us that when the position

  • Emerging Artist jam at Milan

    What do you do if you notice that the Saturday roster at your festival features four out of the five recently announced nominees for the IBMA Emerging Artist award for 2014? Mark Gaynier at the Milan Bluegrass Festival did the sensible

  • The Day We Learn to Fly – Volume Five

    Volume Five has been releasing some of the best new modern traditional bluegrass around for the past several years. Their most recent project, 2013’s Run, had several songs appear on the Bluegrass Today charts, including lead single Rich Man’s Daughter,

  • Saturday photos from Newell Lodge

    Saturday afternoon turned sunny and warm for the last day of the Newell Lodge Festival. Frances Mooney and Fontanna Sunset kicked the day off, and were followed by the Amanda and Scott Anderson Band. Amanda is another of the fine young

  • Friday at Newell Lodge

    Friday dawned dry, but chilly at the Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival in Folkston, GA. Our emcee, Irby Brown, livened up the day and brought smiles to everyone’s faces and Big Cypress Bluegrass from Florida began chasing the chill away with their upbeat music. The

  • Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival preview

    The Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival runs from March 6 - 8 at Newell Lodge in Folkston, GA, a beautiful setting for a festival. Early arrivals are enjoying the lovely weather, and were treated to jams both Monday and Tueday evening. Monday was warm and the

  • Delta Reign, Volume Five have new representation

    Two Alabama-based bluegrass groups have recently announced changes in representation. Delta Reign and Volume Five have both signed with the Dendler Management Agency in Dayton, OH. They join Trinity River Band, Skip Cherryholmes Quintet, and New Outlook working with Marsha Dendler. Dendler has been

  • New mando man for Volume Five

    Volume Five has announced Harry Clark as the new mandolinist with the band. Harry hails from Searcy, AR where he got started on mandolin at the age of 10. He picked up guitar a few years later and started performing regionally