Cumberland River would like to announce that Joey Jones is stepping down from the band. Joey is stepping down from touring with the band to work full time with Rock House Entertainment.
"Stepping down from the band is a decision that wasn’t easy to make. I have been going back and forth on what I should do and for a while now" said Jones. "With Rock House Entertainment growing and the addition of a couple of new clients, I just don’t have time for that, the band, and family."
Joey commented, "I know the band is in the middle of recording the new album, so I feel this is the best time to leave the band so they can get the new bass player on the album. I love the guys in the band like brothers and I wish them the best of luck going forward".
Cumberland River's roots have run deep in Harlan County Kentucky hills for generations, so it is no surprise fans can hear the heritage of traditional bluegrass in their music. The band fires up their tour schedule this Saturday night at the V-Club in Huntington, WV this will be a great chance to see the new line up.
The band actually began in 2009 and early on, they decided they would have to write their own material to ensure their music would appeal to both the younger generation as well as the fans of more traditional, bluegrass music. As evidenced by recent reviews from media and radio, plus their growing number of loyal fans, they have certainly accomplished that goal.
The band consists of James Dean (banjo, lead & harmony vocals); Dustin Middleton (mandolin, lead & harmony vocals); Jamie Stewart (Dobro); Brad Gulley (guitar, bass, lead & harmony vocals); Gary Robinson Jr. (guitar).