The Grascals have made a rapid band lineup change since we ran Bluegrass Fiddler Jeremy Abshire Begins his Next Music Chapter a few days ago. Yesterday, the super bluegrass music group, The Grascals, announced their new fiddler on Facebook, "Well, we thought we'd have to take more time to find the right fit, but when it's right it's right! We're pleased to announce that fiddler, Adam Haynes is the newest Grascal! We are so happy to have Adam in the band and look forward to all of you being able to hear him play.
Adam spent a lot of time in eastern Kentucky where his family originated. The ties to bluegrass music were strong and he learned to play at an early age. He now carries on the great tradition of bluegrass fiddle playing that has long been synonymous with the mountains of eastern Kentucky.
Adam will be a great asset to The Grascals. He has played with such great acts as Dailey & Vincent, Larry Stephenson, the James King Band and David Parmely & Continental Drive and most recently with Grasstowne. He is also a great harmony singer on baritone and bass vocals.
Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond – one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years. As their records prove, The Grascals’ rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering’s deepest spirit - whether they’re digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or a pop standard.
The Grascals are one of the most in-demand and hottest acts on the bluegrass music circuit today. Whether being light-hearted and jovial or soul-searching and reflective, The Grascals are at the very top of their game. Though it is still - at least in bluegrass terms - a new group, the web of friendships, band memberships, recordings and personal appearances that binds The Grascals together has produced an ensemble of unsurpassed cohesion and focused artistic direction. Whether in the studio or on stage, The Grascals honor the past and forge into the future, bringing fresh yet familiar sounds to the bluegrass world and beyond.