NewFound Road keeps bassist in the family
Monday, December 15, 2008
– NewFound Road kept it in the family when it came time to picking a new bassist. Jamey Booher, formerly of Grasstowne and The Booher Family and sibling to an existing NewFound Road member, is the newest member of the band, replacing Randy Barnes on bass.
A native of Johnson City, Tenn. and younger brother of Joe Booher (mandolin), Jamey said he is "glad to be playing music with my brother again, and to be a part of NewFound Road." No reason was cited by Rounder Records for Barnes' departure.
NewFound Road released "Life in a Song" in 2006 on Rounder. The disc was NewFound Road's first nationally-distributed album and their fourth overall. NewFound Road's new album, Same Old Place will be released in spring 2009.
NewFound Road is: Tim Shelton (guitar/vocals), Jr. Williams (banjo/guitar/vocals), Joe Booher (mandolin), and Jamey Booher (mandolin/vocals).
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