The Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent recently said goodbye to four-year Rage member, guitarist Ben Helson. With the departure of Helson, Rhonda welcomes three-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, Josh Williams, to her award winning Bluegrass band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.
“We love Ben so very much, he will be missed,” Rhonda stated. “This is a bitter sweet time, as I am thrilled at the return of Josh Williams to The Rage. Josh is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever heard. We are excited to begin a new chapter of The Rage, and mark a historical reunion. Our first performance featuring the new assemblage will be televised. Rehearsals begin right away to share ideas and create the absolute best show ever for our 2013 appearances.”
Williams is a multi-instrumentalist, and will be a featured member of The Rage on guitar, harmony and lead vocals, and other instruments. He will join veteran members of The Rage, including: 11-year member, award winning fiddler Hunter Berry from Elizabethton, TN; 10-year member Mickey Harris on upright bass, lead and harmony vocals, from Murfreesboro, TN; four-year member, banjo player Aaron McDaris from Hartville, MO; and one-year member, Brent Burke from Pell City, AL.
Appearances begin January 3, 2013 in Livermore, California, 1/4 Bakersfield, CA, 1/5 Wickenburg, AZ. Click here for more information.