Continental Divide

The members of this versatile and talented Nashville-based group have played with such notable bluegrass bands and individuals as the Bluegrass Cardinals, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Del McCoury, Bobby and Sonny Osborne, and Béla Fleck.

The Continental Divide lineup featured on Jubilee includes David Parmley on guitar, Scott Vestal on banjo, Mike Anglin on bass, Randy Kohrs on dobro, and Rickie Simpkins on mandolin and fiddle. The makeup of the band has since changed, but it still includes original members Parmley and Anglin.

Parmley says that Continental Divide owes its diverse music to the wide musical interests of the individual members. “Basically, our music is whatever we like to do [at the time we’re performing],” he explains. “Our shows are not pre-planned.”


This artist appears in Jubilee #205: David Parmley, Scott Vestal, and Continental Divide.