Volume Five in Raleigh

Volume FiveDuring the World Of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh a few weeks back, Volume Five hooked up with North Carolina filmmaker and videographer Corey Smith to create a new video introduction to the band.

Of course, if you follow bluegrass closely, you need no introduction to this talented bunch, especially if you frequent festivals in the deep south, or listen to bluegrass radio. Volume Five, led by fiddler and lead singer Glen Harrell, has become a fixture on our circuit, turning out consistently strong recordings of memorable songs that seem to always be represented on our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart.

Corey followed them around during Raleigh’s Wide Open Bluegrass street festival in October with his camera. He captured footage of them performing live, and blended it with interview footage to create this video package set to studio recordings of some of the band’s most popular numbers. Smith added just enough video magic to keep the production visually entertaining for three and a half minutes, but it’s the music that sells the message.


In addition to Harrell, Volume Five is Colby Laney on guitar, Patton Wages on banjo, Chris Williamson on bass, and Harry Clark on mandolin.

You can keep up with them on their official web site, or Facebook page.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.