White House News
Another Place, Another Time It's strange sometimes how things work, as well as work out. But through the years much has been said and written regarding the task of holding together a Bluegrass Band. It does not matter if we are talking a National, Regional or Local talent, this task is very much the same and just like life itself. You do what you have to do to make it all work out while giving it your best efforts. In 1986 The Suggins Brothers began an 20-year run with public performances across numerous cities and counties throughout this great country of ours. Like ever city and venue in which we have ever visited and played, change was found. Ronnie Davis has stepped in and stepped up, Bass in hand and is ready to go. Ronnie originally hails from Jasper, Georgia but for the last 30+ years calls Aiken, South Carolina his home. Ronnie is a rock solid person and a great addition to have playing the bass. Ronnie D. has been playing our kind of bluegrass bass for a long, long time and we are excited and very much looking foreword to the next generation and with Ronnie D. holding that rock solid bass beat. Having the faith to move Mountains is a good thing, but knowing someone who knows someone from the mountain produces Jim Major. Jim is from Manchester, Tennessee and now calls Georgia home. Jim plays multiple styles of Mandolin, sings baritone and aside being a longtime friend of Ronnie D's is the chosen one. Jim is a welcome addition and is without question, he is excited and ready to do his part. The Suggins Brothers are looking forward to 2006 and beyond. We have a new line up, new photographs, new tee shirts as we hit the ground running. We hope to see you soon and when you meet the new additions, we know you will not only make them welcome but see that with a little bit of change you get a whole lot more of the same ___ 'Whit House News' is a 2001 CD release that featured Mark Grant on the Mandolin and Gene Daniell on the bass. Mark was the original member of the Suggins Brothers and started with the band in 1986. Gene Daniell is a very talented bass player out of the Atlanta area that took over the reins from the band founder Elwood P Suggins. This project has been a long time in coming. Since the band was born we have always added bluegrass gospel in our mix of material. We certainly want to give thanks to our master for giving us the talent and opportunity to do this project. We also want to say thanks to our friends and fans for the requests and encouragement given to produce this project. Lastly, we can't say thanks enough to our music brother and bassist Gene Daniell for his tireless efforts in producing this project. Gene is without question in our opinion the best soundman and recording guru in the business. If you enjoy listing to this half has much as we enjoyed recording it, then it is pretty obvious you're going to like it. Mike, Ken, Mark & Gene The Suggins Brothers 2001.