Around the same time they were becoming quite popular on the Bluegrass Festival circuit in GA. and FLA., and were hailed as redefining the phrase “South Carolina Style Bluegrass.” As their popularity grew at festivals they began to travel further and further from home. Traveling from Texas to Canada, and anyplace in between, began to take its toll. David took a leave of absence in the mid 1990's to focus on his work, and banjo duties went to Bobby Welch. Bobby would continue to play with the band until he moved out of state, at which time David returned. Bass player Bob Dockery also would have to take multiple breaks from the band. During these times the bass duties handled by Ross Lytle, Mac Burdette (formerly of Skyline Bluegrass Express), Cliff Brandon, and Ben Boatwright, all doing a great job for the Rebels. Burrell Rogerson would join the CRB in the early 2000's for the remainder of the original band's run. In 2012 the band would be joined by Larry Klein (from the Blueridge Mountain Grass) on dobro, adding to the bands over all sound.