• Frank Solivan’s birthday bash

    Monday was Frank Solivan’s 34th birthday, but the crowd who spent it with him in a Rockville, MD, church hall got the present – two and a half hours of pickin’ and singin’ by an all-star lineup usually only seen

  • Mark Delaney to Appaloosa

    Wayne Taylor has announced that Mark Delaney will be the new banjo player in Appaloosa, starting in February 2011. He takes the spot recently vacated by Lee Marcus, who has left the group to attend college. Mark has worked recently with

  • IBMA Showcase: Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa

    This post is a contribution from Tom Bibey, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. You can see his profile here. In dark suits and pinstripes, white shirts, black shoes and neat ties, Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa have the stage persona of

  • A promise fulfilled

    The following is an account from Wayne Taylor, describing his tour this past September in England and Scotland with his group, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa. On September 21, 1995 in Rosine, Kentucky, the US Navy's Country Current bluegrass group performed for

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa debut hits

    The debut, self-titled CD from Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa is now available. Taylor is familiar to bluegrass lovers from his 24 years with Country Current, the US Navy Bluegrass Band, headquartered in Washington, DC. Many of those years of service were

  • Kenny Ray Horton – A Canary’s Song

    We heard yesterday from Kenny Ray Horton, guitarist and lead vocalist with the US Navy's Country Current, who is about to release a new solo project. A Canary's Song, which features 7 songs of Horton's amidst the 11 tracks, will hit

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa

    We've posted a number of times about US Navy Band, Country Current, which regularly includes professional bluegrass musicians. The band has maintained a bluegrass unit since 1973 when Bill Emerson joined on banjo. Bill led the band until his retirement in

  • Taylor/Sebastian online today

    Two 24/7 online bluegrass channels offer up live interviews today (4/4) that may be of interest. Wayne Taylor will be stopping by for a chat with Katy Daley at 9:00 a.m. on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. Taylor spent 20 years performing in

  • Wayne Taylor retires to civilian life

    Having spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy, 20 years and 7 months with Country Current, Wayne Taylor retired to civilian life on March 21, 2008. What does that mean for a bluegrass musicians? Wayne is in Nashville this week at