A New Black Stringband Is Born

A new band that’s forming for the 2023 Festival IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC is having a viral moment. Kaia Kater posted a video on Instagram of she, Jake Blount, Tray Wellington and Nelson Williams rehearsing for their upcoming set at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Saturday September 30th. The video is taking off and has folks talking about this new collaboration.

“Ahhhhhh!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!” commented Allison Russell.

“Be still my heart,” said Rhiannon Giddens.

“Sounds amazing!” wrote the band Rising Appalachia.

“Excited as heck to see this (and you!) at IBMA!” commented Stacy Chandler from No Depression Magazine.

“Hell yea,” said songwriter Caleb Caudle.

UPDATE: The band announced their new name from the stage at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. “We are New Dangerfield,” declared Jake Blount. You can see photos, video and read more about the story behind the band name here.

Check out this video Kaia, Jake, Tray and Nelson posted on Instagram.

Will we see you in Raleigh SEPT 29-30? A handful of reserved seats are still available for the Red Hat Amphitheater. Get your tickets here.

This post was prepared by David Brower on 9/14/23