Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are proud to welcome Jason Barie as their newest member. Jason will make his official debut during the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival held in Wilmington, OH November 7th and 8th.
Jason started taking classical violin lessons in elementary school and after a couple of years, was mentored by Tom Henderson, owner of the Bluegrass Parlor in Tampa, Florida. Jason spent his teen years learning to play bluegrass and traditional music and filling in with local bands. Upon graduating high school in 1997, he performed four years with the Sand Mountain Boys, four years with Carolina Road, and two years with The Larry Stephenson Band. Jason has spent the last six years traveling with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. After a little rest from the road, Jason Barie is back in action, taking on the full-time fiddle position with the Radio Ramblers. "We're so thankful to welcome Jason," says Joe Mullins. "He's a first class gentleman and a very tasteful player. He has a great approach to our bands' sound and some beautiful, original tunes!"
Jason will be filling the spot recently vacated by Evan McGregor. "We are very thankful for Evan and his years as a founding member of the Radio Ramblers," continues Mullins. "His precision on stage and in the studio, both as a player and engineer, really helped define our sound. His parents, Larry and Bev, have been constant supporters as well. We are grateful."
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers will officially debut their new lineup in Wilmington, Ohio on November 7th and 8th when they host their twice-annual Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival at the Roberts Center. The event draws thousands in the spring and fall and touts being the largest indoor music festival in Ohio. In addition to the Radio Ramblers, the lineup of talent includes Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Ralph Stanley II, James Kind Band, Flatt Lonesome, Special Consensus, Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, The Boxcars, The Larry Stephenson Band, The Crowe Brothers, and Blake Williams as master of ceremonies.
For more information on the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, visit www.somusicfest.com.
We had a blast at Music City Roots a few weeks ago. While there, Joe sat down with Craig Havinghurst for an interview on Roots Radio. You can listen to it below! Thanks to Craig and all of our friends at Music City Roots! Can't wait to be back.
We recently celebrated the release of our newest CD on Rebel Records,Another Day From Life, and spent a few days in Nashville, TN this month promoting it. While in town, we performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Music City Roots (read the review here and see photos here), and The Station Inn, and we visited with Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction to tape a "Track By Track" that will air on November 5th. We also joined Bill Cody of WSM 650 AM for a live remote and helped celebrate the Grand Ole Opry's 89th Birthday from backstage at the Opry! It was a jam-packed week to say the least! Check out this video of our latest single, "Now The Summer's Gone" from our Music City Roots performance. Go to our Facebook page to see photos from this adventure, too!
We had a very productive few days at this year's World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC! As a newly elected IBMA Board Member, Joe is thankful for all the association accomplishes during our annual gathering in Raleigh. During the IBMA Business Conference, JMRR provided a private performance for WUNC Public Radio in conjunction with WAMU's Bluegrass Country. During the awards festivities, Joe was privileged to present the Distinguished Achievement Award honoring The Delmore Brothers. Later, Joe walked the IBMA Awards Red Carpet and then joined up with Dale Ann Bradley to present two awards that evening. We finished our time in Raleigh with a performance on the City Plaza Stage for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. Special thanks to Vicki and Andrew Thompson of Janet Davis Acoustic Music. They provided support and booth space for the band in the Expo Hall all week! The band managed to enjoy meetings with industry supporters as well, including D’Addario Strings, NS Design Bass, Peterson Tuners, Blue Chip Picks and more. We've posted several photos of the week to our Facebook page and invite you to check them out.
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