On Sirius this morning I heard the Big K and Darrell Webb are out of the Rage. Is this correct?
It is true
11/05/08 at 09:04 PM #1 With great pain, I announce the departures of longtime banjo player Kenny Ingram, and guitarist Darrell Webb from the Rage effective December 31, 2008. Kenny and Kaye have been loyal supporters of Rhonda Vincent for the past 7 years, and will be sorely missed by all of us. A consumate professional, and a legend in the bluegrass world. Darrell Webb for the past year has been a great person to travel with and has performed admirably. I couldn't ask for anything more than what these 2 gentlemen have brought to our organization and family of friends. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. Replacements will be announced at a later date. We ask you for your continued support for the band, Rhonda, and these 2 fine gentlemen.
I posted last week about Darrell leaving the rage but my post was deleted for some reason?
Is Rhonda to try to get into the Country music scene? I'm a big fan of bluegrass music and country also, but it doesn't never seem to work when someone from a bluegrass music scene trys to branch over to country they always fall back to bluegrass, look at Allison Krauss. But still, wishing you guys luck with the new change, whichever direction it takes you.
I have been wondering the same thing that Sammy asked. Is Rhonda moving more towards country and less bluegrass? Not that i would support her less, but her bluegrass is amazing.
More country and less bluegrass? In my opinion you can't have both, you either have to stick with one or the other and maybe once in awhile you see a bluegrass/country type song might bridge over, such as in Allison Krauss' case when she did the song "When you say nothing at all" or the duet with Brad Paisley, but you always have to be at least 99% one or the other. Such is a case with Leanna Rhymes going from country to pop (didn't take her long to jump back on the country train). I like my bluegrass and also I like my country, but i've never seen an artist jump from one genre to another and succeed.
Best of luck trying to replace Big K. He is and always will be number one in my book.
Not to worry. Bluegrass all the way. Just a different approach.
You'll understand when you hear the new music. I love Kenny & Kaye. They are family, and Kenny is one of the greatest banjo players of all time. I've never enjoyed traveling with anyone as much as I have Darrell. He is a true talent, and I think the world of he and his family also. That is the hardest part of all of this. There isn't any problem, or obstacle. We are creating a new presentation of the bluegrass music we perform. It will be clear when you hear the new music. Like I always tell Hunter when he gives me that strange look. There is a method to the madness. Sometimes its not immediately apparent. But I assure you, it's BLUEGRASS!!
Ann & Don A
Rhonda, We trust you all the way!
Rhonda ... Thanks for making the statement about the bluegrass. Not that you don't do a great job with your 'country sound,' because you do and I like it just fine. It's just that your bluegrass is so dog gone good and is what got me all turned on to the genre to begin with! Can't wait to hear the 'different approach!' John S (aka Same Question)
And to (sort of) paraphrase one of Hunter's sayings.
The listenin' is all the same. See you at the Birchmere one week from today!
I read a blog from The Grascals stating that their banjo player would be joining The Rage.? Just wondering?
The Ol' Dawg
Ok, Ben H on guitar and Aaron McDaris on banjo? Well, I am pretty sure about the banjo player because I read it on the Grascals page. I dont know if what I read about Ben is right because it was just on a blog..Just curious..
I know that Kristin Scott Benson has joined The Grascals.
But why did Kenny and Darrell have to go to make this change if there is still going to be a banjo and guitar player?