Darrell Webb Band – Part II

This is the second part of a pair of stories introducing our listeners to the Darrell Webb Band.  The band is part of the great line up playing at the Bath Bluegrass Jamboree at the high school on Saturday night.  They have a regular, very busy schedule between two venues in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, but made time for Hot Springs.  I couldn’t help but ask Darell about his experience having played and recorded with Dolly Parton.

“I got the pleasure of playing and singing on the ‘Halos and Horns” album.

If you listen to those, there’s a couple of songs on there that my vocal stands out a little more, and that would be, it’s on Halos and Horns, and it’s called ‘Daggers through the Heart’ and there’s a part on the that me a Dolly sing duet together.”

And where could we find another good example of one of the songs you recorded with her?

“The forgotten Country album; it’s called ‘Welcome Home”, that’s kind of the same deal there.”

Clearly, though Darrell Webb and the members of his band have had memorable experiences with some top-notch musicians in the studio, the stage is one of their favorite places to be.

I shared with Darrell one of the things, I had read about the band before talking to him.

“Their act is jam-packed with such intensity crowds are left wanting more after each show, and I don’t typically think of blue grass as intense, but uh.  .   . “

“Well, you ain’t seen us! (laughter) The show is jam-packed.  It’s high energy, the whole time.”

And, as with any modern band, listeners can get a fine virtual preview on the World Wide Web.

“If somebody wants to look us up, they can look us up at DarrellWebbband.com, and we got a facebook page, Darrell Webb Band on Facebook, and a Instagram page, I think.”


The Bath Bluegrass Jamboree is more than an early spring pick-me-up.  It’s an annual tradition where neighbors and friends get to visit with each other, enjoy refreshments, and raise money for a local cause.  In addition to the Darrell Webb Band, you’ll also hear Flat Broke, Southern Rail Express, and the Allegheny Mountain String Project.  The event takes place at Bath County High School from 6 to 9 o’clock in the evening on Saturday, April 9th.  If you have any questions feel free to call 1-800-297-2346, or check Allegheny Mountain Radio’s website.

–Is there anything in particular you are striving for when the whole band comes together for an evening?

“What we long to do when we’re on stage is entertain.  And play good music, and have a good time.  That’s the main thing.

And if you have a good time on stage, people will have a good time with you.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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