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Kim Robbins Announces Josh Woods as New Banjo Player

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Josh WoodsNashville, TN -- Kim Robins is proud to announce the hiring of Josh Woods as the new banjo player for the 40 Years Late band. Josh currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Katie and is employed by SafeCare. Josh was first exposed to bluegrass music after hearing Tom Holt and the Boys from Indiana as a young boy. He explains “the music made my hairs stand up.” Josh immediately began playing bass then quickly switched to guitar. Because the chord changes and playing lead came so natural, he also began playing mandolin and banjo. Josh states “it is such an honor to be a member of 40 Years Late. Kim’s music is a breath of fresh air and I am excited to be a part of it.”

Kim Robins adds “I am so happy to have Josh Woods joining the 40 Years Late band! Josh is a great player and a really great person. He felt like family the first moment we met. I think he will be a great addition in helping the band develop a sound that is unique to us.” The 40 Years Late band plans to head into the studio in the next few months to begin work on their first CD.

Kim Robins released her debut CD on February 5, 2013 and has consistently remained on the Airplay Direct and American Roots charts. Robins managed to assemble a team for 40 Years Late to produce a sound that is both impeccable and ingenious --  legendary musicians included Butch Robins on banjo; Michael Cleveland, International Bluegrass Music Association’s nine-time Fiddle Performer of the Year; Jeff Guernsey, former fiddle player for Vince Gill, on guitar; and Lynn Manzenberger, formerly with The Wildwood Valley Boys, on bass. Cleveland’s mandolin player, Nathan Livers, also played on several tracks. 

Kim Robins and 40 Years Late consist of: Matt Phelps on guitar and vocals, Caleb Edwards on mandolin and vocals, Holden Stephens on bass and Josh Woods on banjo. They are currently booking for the remainder of 2013 and 2014. Please visit for more information.

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