Rarely Herd, The


  • From Athens, Ohio.
  • Formed in 1989 by Jeff Weaver (guitar) and Jim and Alan Stack (guitar and mandolin). Other original members: Dan Brooks (Dobro™) and Calvin LePort (banjo)
  • The Stack brothers formerly had a family band called Frog and the Greenhorns.
  • Rob Ickes and Ned Luberecki are former members of this band.
  • Their band name is a spin-off of the “Seldom Scene.”
  • 1991, won the “Bluegrass America” band competition in Milton, West Virginia.
  • 1992-2003, winners of the SPBGMA award for “Entertaining Band of the Year.” They received the “Gold Masters” award in 2003 for ten consecutive years winning this award. They also hosted the SPBGMA Awards Show in 2005.
  • 1994, released Heartbreak City album (Pinecastle).
  • 1995, released Midnight Loneliness album (Pinecastle).
  • 1996, released Pure Homemade Love album (Pinecastle).
  • 1997, released What About Him album (Pinecastle).
  • 1998, released Coming of Age album (Pinecastle).
  • 2000, released Part of Growing Up album (Pinecastle).
  • 2004, released Return Journey album (no label).
  • 2006, released Fields of the Harvest album (no label).
  • 2007, released Roundup album (no label).
  • Current band includes original members Jim Stack and Jeff Weaver.
  • 2016, the original band performed several reunion shows.