Wildfire regroups with new members

If you’ve tried to find Wildfire online recently, you will have surely noticed that their web site is down. One might be forgiven for suspecting that they had thrown in the towel after seeing first Phil Leadbetter, and then Darrell Webb, Andy Ruff and Barry Crabtree depart to pursue other opportunities.

But remaining original members Robert Hale and Curt Chapman assure us that this isn’t the case – they are reformed and still pickin’ it solid on the road!

The new look features Daniel Grindstaff on banjo, and Chris Davis on mandolin, with Curt on bass and Robert on guitar. Matt Leadbetter (Phil’s son) has been filling in as possible on dobro, when his schedule as a member of Lonesome River Band allows, and Curt tells us that a decision on a new dobro player for Wildfire will be announced shortly.

Curt also says that the newly redesigned web site will be up soon, and that in the meantime, he can be reached by email for any Wildfire business.

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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.