JOSH WILLIAMS JOINS RHONDA & THE RAGE
The Queen of Bluegrass – Rhonda Vincent, says goodbye to four-year Rage member, guitarist Ben Helson. Ben is a graduate of Bethel University, and currently the Bluegrass Director of the Bethel University Renaissance program. With the departure of Ben Helson, Rhonda welcomes three-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, Josh Williams, to the most award winning band in Bluegrass music – 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."
Josh Williams is widely known for his musical talents, but also his bird watching skills. Video was captured when a bird landed on his guitar, and stayed through the entire song of “Mordecai.” http://youtu.be/7vBo0ptYJNs
He is a multi-instrumentalist, and will be a featured member of The Rage on guitar, harmony and lead vocals, and other instruments.
Josh 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.
With so much talent and experience, this looks to be the best band to date for Rhonda Vincent. Appearances begin January 3, 2013 in Livermore, California, 1/4 Bakersfield, CA, 1/5 Wickenburg, AZ.