New Recording, IBMA World of Bluegrass

A lot has gone on since my last blog update, including World War II, the moon landing, and the Watergate scandal. Sorry it’s been so long! Where to begin . . . Well, for one thing, we have recently gone back into the studio to record our second album for Mountain Home. If anything, our […]Read More »

Ralph Stanley, Alberta Return, Second Ballot

  Greetings from northern Alberta! First, before any other business, the bluegrass music world was rocked last week by the news of the passing of Ralph Stanley. Ralph Stanley was one of the most important stylists in bluegrass, not to mention country and folk music as a whole. Ralph was another artist who never really […]Read More »

IBMA Voting, New Shows

Greetings from an airport somewhere! I just had a Vienna Beef hot dog, so I’m guessing this is O’Hare. A month or so ago, we played our first show with our new banjo player, Gina Clowes. We’re very excited about what she brings to The Night Drivers, and response to the new lineup has been […]Read More »


Greetings from Arizona, where we’ve just wrapped up playing at the bluegrass festival here in Casa Grande. Given the eastern weather reports, we’re feeling pretty fortunate about the timing. This wraps up a 10-day tour of California and Arizona. The view out the front door of our rustic lodging in Felton, CA: Jeremy Garrett of […]Read More »

Merry, Happy . . .

I’ll keep this brief: I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a very happy 2016. It’s been a wonderful year for me and the band, so thank you for your support throughout the year. We have plenty of new tour dates added for 2016, with more on the way. We want to […]Read More »

Miss Dixie, Laurie, and Viva NashVegas

Sorry about the length of time since the last time I posted to this blog. The Night Drivers and I had a wonderful, and by all traditional measures, a successful European tour last month (no one was arrested or hospitalized). Pictures from the tour are sprinkled around on this page, if pictures can be sprinkled. […]Read More »

Release Week

We’re just coming off a busy and productive week that saw Run Away Tonight hit the street on August 21. The night of the release we played to a sold-out house at The World Famous Station Inn in Nashville. We had a great time and were joined on stage by several talented guests: Ron Block, […]Read More »

Big Week

Feedstore w_BankestersWe have a big week ahead: Wednesday, our “Track-by-Track” show will air on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction at 11:00 AM eastern. We’ll chat with Kyle Cantrell, and he’ll play all the tracks from “Run Away Tonight.” Friday, August 21 is our actual release date for the album, and we’ll celebrate it with a special show at the […]Read More »

New Tracks Available

The Night Drivers are freshly back from a wonderful experience at the High Mountain Hay Fever bluegrass festival. Thanks to Ron Thomason and everyone involved for having us. While we were there, Chad Graves of the Hillbenders taped a couple of songs for a satellite TV show. Today (July 17) is an important day for […]Read More »

Run Away Tonight

First order of business: there are some exciting developments regarding our upcoming release on Mountain Home: a sneak preview video has been released (see the home page), coinciding with the release of two downloadbale pre-release tracks that are available with an album pre-order. Those pre-orders became available on Tuesday. One of the tracks available is […]Read More »

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