Welcome Finn Grindstaff

We heard this morning from Tennessee banjo picker Daniel Grindstaff, who has worked of late with Marty Raybon and Bobby Osborne. He shared some happy news from he and his wife, Kristen.

Daniel, Finn and Kristen Grindstaff“Daniel Finn Grindstaff arrived June 14th, right on his due date! Finn was 8lb, 15oz and 21” long. He and Mommy are doing well, and I had the blessing of driving my beautiful baby boy home from the hospital with the love of my life on Fathers Day.

We are very blessed. I have joked with his Mommy that 10 years of being a full time musician had equipped me with the ability to maintain with little sleep!”

We also asked Daniel for a quick update on his recent musical activities.

Bobby Osborne and Daniel Grindstaff backstage at the Grand Ole Opry“I played the Grand Ole Opry with Bobby Osborne a few weeks before Finn was born. He seemed to really enjoy the Opry, and Mommy said he moved around quite a bit during Rocky Top.

I am also on several tracks of the new Marty Raybon Rural Rhythm album, the Back 40, including Big Burnsville Jail, Only You, Only You, Hurt me all the time, A Little More Sawdust on the Floor and Slowly.

I plan to be out and about a little with fill in or studio work some more after the baby settles in.”

Friends and fans can send well wishes via Facebook or email.

Congratulations Daniel and Kristen, and welcome little Finn!

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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.