High Octane Bluegrass by AMERICAN DRIVE
First Single Release “Long Haul Trucking Man” Now Out to Radio
Nashville, TN (August 8, 2012) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the formation of the
new band AMERICAN DRIVE. This high octane bluegrass band includes group members of J.D.
Crowe & The New South who are carrying on now that J.D. Crowe has announced his retirement.
AMERICAN DRIVE includes the talents of: Rickey Wasson (Lead/Harmony Vocals, Guitar),
Dwight McCall (Lead/Harmony Vocals, Mandolin), Matt DeSpain (Lead/Harmony Vocals,
Resonator Guitar) and Kyle Perkins (Bass) from The New South, who are joined by Justin
Jenkins (Banjo) formerly with the bands Grasstowne and Blue Moon Rising.
“We are so excited about being a part of the AMERICAN DRIVE team. Rickey, Dwight, Matt, Kyle
and Justin are about to start a new chapter in their musical journey that will surely delight
Bluegrass fans all over the world. THE NEW SOUTH had the absolute privilege of supporting one
of our legends in Bluegrass for many years…and now the time has come for them to step into the
spotlight and continue to create top notch Bluegrass for years to come,” said Sam Passamano,
President of Rural Rhythm Records.
AMERICAN DRIVE will make their debut at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s
(IBMA) World of Bluegrass convention during the band’s Official Showcase next month in
Nashville, TN. For more information on the IBMA’s week-long Business Conference, Awards Show
and Fanfest, please visit ibma.org.
The band is moving in high gear and will soon be launching a brand new website at
AmericanDriveBand.com, but fans can check them out now at Facebook. AMERICAN DRIVE is
now accepting bookings for 2013. Interested parties should contact Rickey Wasson at 606-481-
0240 or Dwight McCall at 513-616-0680. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding