Kingsmen announce new bass player

Grant Barker, of Winterville, North Carolina will join the Kingsmen as their bass guitarist. He will replace Jason Selph, who left at NQC.

I honestly don’t know how long this story has been out there (or if I’m the first to run the story) but I just noticed it this afternoon. I was looking at the Kingsmen website–which seems to be re-designed every two months but is never completed. (Some of the pages have been “coming soon” for most of the year!) A new design seems to be posted every time Nick Succi writes a column, and I noticed this story in Nick’s column. [EDIT, 11/6/10: Regrettably, the link seems to be broken, so it has been removed.]

Anyhow, back to topic, Nick has a fascinating column. Check it out.

(And can anyone tell me which band he is referring to concerning the April 1977 Freedom Hall appearance? Is Nick Succi a Beatles fan?)


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  1. Looks like it was Led Zeppelin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Hall

  2. Thanks, Matt!

    Of all things…a Southern Gospel pianist who names Led Zeppelin as one of his favorite groups. I haven’t ever heard that group’s music, but I’ve heard enough that I find it surprising.

  3. Hey Daniel,
    You finally found out about Grant Barker????? I am glad to see you finally talking about the Kingsmen on here. I wish Jeremy would hurry up and get finished updating the website. The website looks great!! I like the new pics of the group members. Jeremy does a great job with website design.

  4. Josh,

    I knew he was trying out. I just didn’t know or didn’t remember that it was official that he’d gotten the job.