Run Away Tonight – 8/21/2015
Ask Chris Jones about reaching the 20th anniversary of his career as front man for the Night Drivers and the answer is likely to be some expression of Jones’ characteristic sense of humor. “Three of us have been playing together for well over half of that time, and our newest member has been with us more than eight years. We should at least know each other’s phone numbers by now.”
“In all seriousness, though,” he continues, “I’m grateful for this lineup of the Night Drivers and the length of time we’ve been blessed with to really have a chance to gel and understand each other musically and personally. Run Away Tonight represents an exciting new chapter for us.” (more…)
Superstar Group Helen Highwater Stringband Signs with Roe Entertainment for Exclusive Representation
Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment is pleased to welcome Helen Highwater Stringband to his roster of artists for exclusive booking representation.
Shad Cobb, Mike Compton, David Grier and Missy Raines, all whom have forged a musical path as individuals for several decades each, have joined forces to form Helen Highwater Stringband. Shad Cobb is a powerful and nuanced fiddler who draws from deep traditions and has played for the Osborne Brothers, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Marty Raybon, Mike Snider, and the John Cowan Band. Mike Compton is known as the Monroe-style mandolin player and has played with John Hartford and the Nashville Bluegrass Band, and he has received Grammy awards for his work on the movie O Brother Where Art Thou. David Grier was named an Artist of the Decade in 2000 by Guitar Player magazine, has received the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Guitar Player of the Year award three times, and has played on four Grammy award-winning albums. Missy Raines is a 7-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year winner, a former member of the Claire Lynch and Eddie & Martha Adcock bands and also performed as a duo with Jim Hurst. If there ever was a true “supergroup,” Helen Highwater Stringband is it.
Two months in a row at #1 for Becky Buller’s latest release on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Chart!
Michael Cleveland comes in at #2. I’m stoked!!