Darrell Webb Band
Darrell Webb Band • The Darrell Webb Band’s Breaking Down The Barriers on Rural Rhythm Records is a far cry from the “typical” bluegrass release. Not only does it carry it’s own unique style of sound, but that is complimented by material that bluegrass music rarely covers. The album was produced by GRAMMY nominated producer and virtuoso fiddle player, Jim VanCleve. From the tongue-in-cheek song, “Beckett’s Back 40 Acres,” to the gripping, “Pistol And The Pen,” Breaking Down The Barriers is sure to keep grassers satisfied while also speaking a clear message that the band is not here to play the same old game.
“I wanted to do something different with this recording and I think we accomplished that by hiring Jim Vancleve as producer and stepping outside of our personal comfort zones. He has a way of challenging me as a singer and musician in the studio. He really brought out the best in all of us. I wanted the title of the album to reflect the shedding of or breaking down of some of the things that may have been mentally holding us back.” -Darrell Webb
Darrell Webb has a long list of accomplishments and credits to his name. He began his professional career by filling the spot vacated by Dan Tyminski in the Lonesome River Band when he was only 19 years old. Over the last two decades he has been a member of some of bluegrass’ biggest bands including J.D. Crowe & The New South, Wildfire, and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage. Known for his hard driving style and proficiency on many instruments, Darrell is a quick pick for filling in with groups. It would not be strange to see him playing either banjo, mandolin, guitar, or bass and singing every part on stage with bands such as Blue Highway, Dailey & Vincent, and The Grasscals and many more.
This combination of experience and talent has placed Darrell in the hearts of bluegrass fans all over the country. Now the leader and owner of his self-titled band, Darrell has been blasting his way across the country with his five-piece band even earning a 2012 IBMA nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year. The current lineup includes Jeremy Arrowood on bass, Jared Hensley on guitar, Jake Joins on dobro, and veteran musician Elmer Burchett on banjo. Breaking Down The Barriers is the band’s second release on Rural Rhythm Records. Current fans will not be disappointed and new fans will be sure to come, but the recorded project is just part of this band’s appeal. To get the full experience, one needs to hear the DWB live. Only then can the full scope of talent and energy displayed in the group be appreciated.
“In the last 2 decades i have learned that it’s not just about playing great music but to be able to entertain the people that you’re playing to. In our live shows we like to make the audience feel like they are as much a part of our show as we are. It’s all about how much fun you have on stage and if you have fun the audience will have fun with you.” -Darrell Webb
“Fast and furious, both in musical tone and in attitude, the Darrell Webb band express themselves in traditional bluegrass hootin’ and sawing and picking.” -SAS, John Shelton Ivany’s Weekly Top 21
The DWB is a solid group of players and singers that have the ability to innovate while still carrying the torch of hard driving traditional bluegrass music. Find them live soon and sit back and enjoy. Although, you are more likely to be sitting on the edge of your seat.
“We are looking forward to bringing out the live aspect of this new album. With our new wireless setup compliments of DPA microphones we are going to focus on bringing a level of entertainment to acoustic music that I’ve always wanted to do.” -Darrell Webb
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