Terry Baucom focuses on the banjo

Terry Baucom - The Duke of DriveI just got a call from Cindy Baucom, asking me to share with you, our readers, some exciting news about the Duke of Drive himself, Terry Baucom.

Terry has just announced his resignation from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, effective March 17, 2007, to pursue a number of banjo focused opportunities that are available to him. He already has plans to record his first ever solo project as well as a series of instructional banjo DVDs on a private label. A number of banjo camps and other instructional settings are also in Terry’s future.

As I turn the page on my musical career, I am excited about this transition into a musical focus on the banjo.

Cindy went on to hint that a major announcement would soon be forthcoming concerning a Baucom model banjo. She left me hanging as to the builder, but as soon as that announcement is made we’ll be sure to fill you in.

An original member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver from 1979 to 1985, Terry played on the band’s first five recordings. He returned to the group in 2003 and has participated on five more projects including the 25th Anniversary DVD, Through The Years, and the upcoming release, More Behind The Picture Than The Wall.

Baucom sent along this comment about his time with Doyle and band.

Doyle and I go back a long time and have a true musical chemistry on stage. It has been a treat sharing the stage with him. All the other guys in the band I have also grown close to and I wish them all the very best.

This is an exciting time for Terry as he pursues these opportunities. We wish him all the best, and we look forward to hearing more great music from The Duke of Drive!