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Three New Singles from Pinecastle Records

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Phil Leadbetter - The Next Move

The first single from the album, "Ramblin Rollin' Stone," features Sam Bush and John Cowan.
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After a fight with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2011, a healthy Phil Leadbetter is back on the road and actively working on the follow up to the IBMA Instrumental Recording of the Year Slide Effects. The album, titled The Next Move, is shaping up to be an exciting collaboration with Phil’s friends including: Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp, Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Marty Raybon, Sierra Hull, Sam Bush, Kenny Smith, and many more. Leadbetter is currently touring with multiple IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner, Dale Ann Bradley as well as performing with his family band, The Leadbetters.

When artists look for a good fiddler, they call Rickie Simpkins.  He’s been on hundreds of recordings as a sideman.  Rickie Simpkins is a virtuoso on both the mandolin and the fiddle.  His musical prowess and versatility has made him well-known and respected in bluegrass circles.  Rickie has performed with bands such as Continental Divide and the Tony Rice Unit.