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Jason Barie Departs Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

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Jason BarieJason Barie has left DLQ, and Doyle has hired Stephen Burwell to fill the fiddle position. Doyle announced, "After nearly 6 years of having Jason Barie handling the fiddle duties for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jason has decided to pursue other interests. He is a devoted husband and father and wants to be home more to participate in his family's activities. Jason is a wonderful person and musician. All of us at Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will miss him and wish him the very best in the future."

Stephen Burwell is Quicksilver's new fiddle player and the band looks forward to having him as a part of the team. He is from Texas but lived in Washington state until his recent move to North Carolina.

Jason commented, "I have decided to slow down from the road in order to be home more with my family. Being a road musician, we tend to miss out on home life that still continues when we are away. It's time to be able to be around for more anniversaries, birthdays, and kids' activities that I've missed out on. My time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver has ended, but this isn't the end of my musical journey or career, but rather the beginning of a new chapter still yet to be written. Music is a part of me and will be expressed somewhere, somehow. After all, it's in God's hands, and I'm looking forward to what He has planned for me. God has greatly blessed me along the way in this journey of music and life. I greatly appreciate my nearly 6 years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and will be proud to say that I was a part of his band. Doyle and the band have been most gracious of my decision to leave, and wished me the best."

Stephen BurwellJason relocated to North Carolina in early September 2014, to pursue a career in bluegrass. His violin playing started at age 8, when he began group lessons at his church. A bit later, he wanted to get into the quicker, happier side of the fiddle, he studied with Pete Martin for five years. Stephen counts Stuart Duncan and Aubrey Haney as early influences. He played and won many contests in the Northwest, and he especially loves Texas-style fiddle. Though his career has been relatively short, Stephen has played with several bands…North Country, Faust & Blair, and Brother’s Keeper, a gospel group. Along with his sister, Sarah, his brother, Seth, and friend, James Meyers, he formed the Christmas band, Twelfth Night. Stephen has appeared at SPBGMA and IBMA events. In his spare time, Stephen plays music and enjoys all aspects of recording. As the newest member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Stephen feels like God sent him east at just the right time.

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