Grasstowne works on soph CD
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
– Grasstowne is fast at work on a second disc, which will be out in 2009. The bluegrass band's second CD "is nearing completion" on a yet to be titled album, according to Pinecastle Records.
Look for a release in early summer 2009. Grasstowne also announces the addition of bass player Travis Greer, formerly of Michelle Nixon and Drive.
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The Other Side Of Towne
Two years ago, the trio of mandolin player Alan Bibey, Dobro/slide guitarist Phil Leadbetter and vocalist Steve Gulley joined forces to form Grasstowne. Joining this dynamic trio were Jason Davis on banjo and Travis Greer on bass.
Following up their initial success, Grasstowne now releases another tradition laden record. With a mixture of up-tempo high steppin' songs, stories of sorrow and woe, along with inspiring gospel, Grasstowne does an exceptional job.
Davis opens the record with a »»»
The Road Headin' Home
If there is one thing bluegrassers agree about, it is changes in band lineups are inevitable. Still, it was something of a surprise to see Steve Gulley and Phil Leadbetter leaving bands they helped start for a new venture - but what a group this is. Joined by Alan Bibey and filled out with Jason Davis and Jamey Booher (who joined after this CD was recorded), they have the elements to be one of the best on the bluegrass scene.
Their debut certainly supports those expectations. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote
On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day.
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Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music
John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia.
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