New Grascals CD coming in March
Monday, January 11, 2010
– The Grascals will release their fourth disc March 30 on Rounder.
The as-yet untitled new release follows "Keep on Walkin'" from 2008, "Long List of Heartaches" from 2006 and their self-titled debut from 2005.
Since the last disc, the line-up has changed. Kristin Scott Benson joined on banjo, becoming the only female in the group. Other members are Terry Eldredge on guitar, Jamie Johnson on guitar, Terry Smith on bass, Danny Roberts on mandolin and Jeremy Abshire on fiddle.
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