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Volume Five announces new band member

Monday, December 19, 2016 – Jacob Burleson has joined bluegrass band Volume Five, it was announced today.

The North Carolina native, whose father was a founding member of Blue Highway, makes his debut performance with Volume Five at Everett's Music Barn in Suwanee, Ga. on Jan. 28, 2017.

Burleson, of Newland, N.C., is the son of Jason and Shelly Burleson. After a few years of jamming and honing his craft as a musician, Jacob landed a gig with Kenny and Amanda Smith band.

Volume Five leader, Glen Harrell said, "I'm really excited about Jacob joining Volume Five. We have a lot of talented young musicians in the group, and he will be a perfect fit. It's always interesting to watch these young musicians joining professional touring bands and honing their skills thus taking their talents to even a higher level."

Volume Five's new line-up is: Harrell - fiddle, lead vocals; Colby Laney - guitar, vocals; Patton Wages - banjo, vocals; Chris Williamson - bass and vocals; Jacob Burleson - mandolin, vocals. Jacob replaces Harry Clark.

Volume Five recently released "Drifter" on Mountain Fever Records.

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