The Grascals add girl power to their lineup

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    The Grascals add girl power to their lineup


    December 12, 2008 @ 08:05 PM
    For The Herald-Dispatch

    The Grascals, one of the top bands in bluegrass music and frequent visitors to the Tri-State, return to the Mountaineer Opry House tonight with a change in personnel.

    This is traditionally the time of year when bluegrass bands are created or dissolved and when musicians move from one band to another. The latter happened with the Grascals a couple of months ago when banjo player Aaron McDaris left the group to join Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Enter the award-winning banjo player Kristin Scott Benson.

    Benson has played with veteran bluegrass acts such as Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time and the Larry Stephenson Band. This past October, her hard work paid off when she won the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year award. It was the first time a woman has received the honor since Alison Brown won it in 1991.

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