Conner Vlietstra to Join
The Price Sisters
The Price Sisters have announced the hiring of Conner Steven Vlietstra to be their new, full-time guitarist. He has already done some shows with the band, but will begin his stint officially as soon as the girls get back from their ongoing tour of Germany just before Christmas.
Lincoln Hensley to The Price Sisters
Bluegrass fans are quite accustomed to seeing young performers on stage. There’s a special thrill that comes from watching artists at the early stage of their careers providing the sort of musical entertainment you expect from seasoned professionals.
And so it is with Lincoln Hensley, just announced as the new banjo player with The Price Sisters from Ohio. Not yet 21 years old, and a student in the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program at ETSU, Lincoln has been impressing people with his firm grasp of bluegrass banjo for several years now. He has been welcomed into the inner circle of the great Sonny Osborne, who serves as a mentor to the young man, and won him the chance to play his banjo with Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press on the Grand Ole Opry.
IBMA announces their 2019 Industry and Momentum Awards nominees
"The Industry Awards are given to those whose crucial work in our business often goes unnoticed by fans and followers, and the Momentum Awards recognize those in the early stages of their career deserving of special note. Both will be distributed on Wednesday, September 25 during the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC at a special awards luncheon."
Carrying the Bluegrass Torch
"Music has always played an integral role in our upbringing.
It was never so much that we came from an enthusiastic, musically-gifted family, because not very many close family members actually play an instrument. Even though no other family member has actively played or sang in a formal capacity, the entire family is rich in musical history."
Bobby Osborne Jr. to The Price Sisters
The Price Sisters, bluegrass music’s traditional singing siblings, announced today that they have brought Bobby Osborne, Jr into the band on bass.
Bobby, who sometimes goes by the nickname, Boj, is the son of the great bluegrass superstar with whom he shares a name, and, therefore, the nephew of Sonny Osborne as well. He has played bass with his dad’s group for several years, and will continue to do shows with them as he is able.