Welcome Ella Grey Bartram

Alan Bartram, bass player for The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCoury’s, and his wife Kristina are celebrating yesterday’s birth of their first child, Ella Grey Bartram.

She was born at 3:39 p.m. (CDT) on April 25, weighing in at 8 lb, 2 oz.

Kristina is also part of the bluegrass family. She is the sister of Amanda Smith, and she and Alan met when he was playing bass for The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band.

Congratulations to the happy parents, and welcome little Ella!

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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.