Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band
Linville Creek Bluegrass
The Jones Sisters
The Bemus Kids
Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express
BackPorch Bluegrass Band
Back Creek Bluegrass Boys
The Gospel Plowboys
The Grass Strings
Strings of Victory
Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa
Hazy Ridge Bluegrass BandHazy Ridge Bluegrass Band is a local bluegrass band from Clemmons, NC that was established in 2014 with the husband/wife team, Vince and Dawn Myers. They are crowd favorites wherever they play, delivering their own heartfelt style of Bluegrass music. They also perform original material, Bluegrass Gospel and Classic Country with Bluegrass flair. All members of the band share a love of Bluegrass music and love sharing it with their audiences! They play at local restaurants, dance halls, festivals, fiddler’s conventions, parties and Churches. Vince Myers grew up in his dad’s guitar case, figuratively speaking. He has had a love of music from as far back as he can recall. Growing up, his dad, Roger Myers, played in a few bands and Vince went with him everywhere he played. Vince took up the banjo when he was 18 and has played in several bands over the years, including Tommy Drifter and the Lost Travelers and County Line Daredevils. He has always wanted a band of his own, so February 2014, he and his wife, Dawn Myers began Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band, where he plays the banjo and helps out on vocals. He and Dawn started looking for others to join the band and the road has been a little rocky, they didn’t give up and they have been playing ever since. Vince says he is looking forward to what is in store for the band in the future. Dawn Myers has lived all her life in Clemmons, North Carolina on her Grandfather’s old home place. Dawn developed her love of music, sitting in her mother’s lap. She would sit and listen to her Mother and Aunt singing together and making that beautiful family harmony. At age 13, Dawn began singing in church with her Mom and has sung in the choir and other church groups for over 28 years. Dawn mostly sang Southern Gospel music, but has always had a love for Country music. She liked Bluegrass music, but when she met Vince, she not only fell in love with him, she also fell in love with Bluegrass music too. She was given the chance to sing with the Howell Osborne Band and sang with them for six months. Then she and her husband Vince decided to form Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band. They have been singing together ever since. You will hear Dawn helping out on vocals and harmonies in the band. She loves every opportunity to sing and is excited to see what the future holds for Hazy Ridge!! Band members include: Vince Myers, Bryan Bogenburger, Reagan Hudson, John Erwin, Dawn Myers and not pictured is bassist Jesse Chattin. Check out the band on Facebook at Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band.
Linville Creek BluegrassWe are a North Carolina based Bluegrass Band with 5 members. We play traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. Our members are: Larry Horton on guitar, Keith Griffin on bass fiddle, Jack Holt on mandolin, McRoy Gardner on banjo, and Dan Issacs on fiddle. We are an older group of players with a combined playing experience of about 200 years with each of us having played in excessive of 40 years each. We don't have any particular band or singer that we pattern ourselves after but use a combination of some of the old time guys and some newer guys. Of course we consider anybody still living to be a newer time guy. Our website can be found at www.linvillecreekbluegrass.com. Thank you Linville Creek Bluegrass
The Jones SistersThe Jones Sisters are a bluegrass gospel group comprised of three sisters who are using their talents to glorify God. They are joined by John Lee on banjo.
TenderGrassYoung, talented, energetic... Tendergrass Bluegrass Band is a talented group of young musicians who reside in or around Salisbury, NC. Ages range from 11years to 16years old. TenderGrass is comprised of brother and sister duo Gabe & Grace Bemus, The Jones Sisters, Tori, Katie and Elli and young banjoist John Lee.
The TrailblazersThe Trailblazers is one of the best upcoming young bluegrass bands around. They took first Place at the 2016 Old Fiddlers Convention at Galax Virginia. An excerpt from Bluegrass Today: “This year’s big winners (at Galax) were The Trailblazers from North Carolina, who performed with special guest Ivy Phillips from Nashville. The band won 1st in the bluegrass band contest, Ivy won 1st in bluegrass fiddle, and their mandolinist Jonah Horton won first place in that competition. Will Thrailkill also took 3rd in the bass category, and Ivy was named Best All Around Performer.” Bluegrass Today The Trailblazers have opened for award winning performers such as Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Blue Highway, The Kruger Brothers and recently had the pleasure of jamming with Grammy Award Winners Mark O\\\'Connor and wife Maggie O\\\'Connor. The band was also awarded 2nd Place in the 2017 SPBGMA International Band Championship in Nashville. The Players: Daniel Thrailkill plays guitar and sings lead for The Trailblazers. He makes his home in Mount Ulla, NC. Daniel penned all of the original vocals on \\\"A Place To Call My Own.\\\" He\\\'s been influenced by vocalists/guitarists such as Brad Paisley, Tony Rice, George Benson and Vince Gill. Daniel plays a Sunburst Hooper D-18 built by Ken Hooper of Elkin, NC. On mandolin is Jonah Horton of Wilkesboro, NC. He\\\'s responsible for most of the band\\\'s instrumental genius.The majority of the tunes on \\\"A Place To Call My Own\\\" were arranged and influenced by Jonah\\\'s style. He\\\'s played along side Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, and Mark O\\\'Connor. Jonah plays a Henderson F-5, built by famed luthier Wayne Henderson. Alex Edwards, from Salisbury, NC, plays the banjo for the Trailblazers. He\\\'s written many instrumentals, influenced by Bela Fleck, Jens Kruger, and Ron Block. Alex also sings harmony for the band, giving some tenor when needed. In 2014 Alex won the South Carolina State Banjo Contest, winning a Yates Banjo. Alex plays a Huber Ron Block Model Banjo. The bass player is Will Thrailkill of Mount Ulla, NC. He sings baritone and lead for The Trailblazers. Will is getting a mechanical engineering degree at UNC Charlotte. Not only does he keep the rhythm, he can also ride a pretty good unicycle. Will plays an Engelhardt upright bass. Bookings: (336) 838-5959
The Bemus KidsThe Bemus Kids are bluegrass/gospel musicians from Salisbury, North Carolina. Gabriel plays guitar and Grace plays fiddle, and both sing. The harmonies are bar none! Gabe and Grace recently had the opportunity to play alongside Grammy Award Winners Mark O\'Connor and wife Maggie O\'Connor. Their influences are: Nickel Creek, Flatt Lonesome, Sierra Hull, Mipso, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Chatham County Line, Tony Rice, Bill Monroe, Lyle Lovett, Sarah Jarosz
Jonah Riddle & Carolina ExpressCarolina Express was formed by brothers Jonah and Grayson Riddle. Jonah is 17, and Grayson is 12. Growing up in the mountains of western North Carolina, Jonah has been playing the banjo for 4 and ½ years. From the first time he picked up the instrument, he fell in love. He started out playing at church three times a week. Because he enjoys bluegrass and gospel music so much, he decided to start his own band – Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express. Jonah’s brother, Grayson, plays guitar and does vocals. He has been playing guitar for almost 2 years. From the time he was only 5 years old, he would pick the guitar at church services. Jonah and Grayson credit the Lord for their playing and singing talent. Their dad, Benjie Riddle, plays the upright bass. Jonah and Grayson have had the privilege of picking on stage with many great artists: Doyle Lawson, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Balsam Range, Ralph Stanley II, Nu Blue, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Crowe, and Kody Norris. They have performed at many concerts and venues across the country, including: The Ryman Auditorium Courtyard, Dollywood, the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, Woodsongs, the Lyric Theatre in Kentucky, Houstonfest, the Orchard at Altapass, the North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival, Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, North Carolina, the Earl Scruggs Center, the Pickin’ Porch, Tennessee Fall Homecoming, the Carter Fold and the World-Renown WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, TN. Jonah and Grayson are also members of Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars and have performed at IBMA Kids on Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have won several awards during the time they have been performing such as Best of Show and individual awards for playing their instruments as well. Jonah is currently endorsed by Deering Banjos, GHS Strings and Peterson tuners. Jonah and Grayson give God all of the credit for the wonderful opportunities that He allows them to have.
QuarterHouseQuarterHouse is a quick-paced, hard-driving group of North Carolina natives that offer a mixture of traditional, old-time and progressive bluegrass, interspersed with bits of country, rock, blues and folk music. Anita Bishop plays guitar and is an immensely talented vocalist whose voice is clear and expressive, driving at times – sweet at others. On mandolin and acoustic guitar is John Bishop, who also alternates on lead vocals, and adds to the unique vocal structure of the band. Drew Bishop lays down savvy fiddle and mandolin licks, as well as adds to the family vocal harmony. Greg Trollinger completes the lead instrumentalist section of the band with his red-hot, dynamic banjo style. Rick Hansen adds to the vocals & jazzes-up the band\\\\\\\'s sound with his talent on the resonator guitar. Harold Lynch, on acoustic bass, comprises the harmonic foundation of the band’s sound. The band has been together since the spring of 1992. They performed for three seasons at Carowinds Theme Park, and have played for events such as Bele Chere in Asheville, Charlotte’s First Night and Best of Charlotte, Folkmoot, Spartanburg Spring Fling and Hendersonville Street Dance as well as a variety of stage settings from town festivals, university functions, corporate and private gatherings, restaurants and music festivals. Ask us to come share a time of rollicking music and fun with – QuarterHouse – at your favorite music venue! Visit our website or send us an email: email@example.com
BackPorch Bluegrass BandBackPorch is a Wilkes County, North Carolina based group known throughout the state for their traditional hard-driving bluegrass style. The band was formed in February, 2005. Like their Band page on Facebook! From the traditional songs of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, III Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Lonesome River Band and Blue Highway to the contemporary flair and artistry of the Kruger Brothers, their influences have one thing in common: GREAT MUSIC! That is what BackPorch Bluegrass has set out to do... Play Great Music!!!
Carolina TraditionCarolina Tradition is a five piece acoustic bluegrass group based in Benson, NC. Each of us share an addiction level love and desire for the music and is the catalyst on how we as friends came together as a band. We love to perform and have traveled to several different states on the east coast. We welcome and appreciate all opportunities to share our music and establish new friends along the way. So, if you like foot stompin music, good harmonies and gospel too....give us call..we would love to hear from you....have a blessed day ! Kimberly and Kaye, the lovely wives of Tim and Mickey. Although not officially band members, their patience and support play a vital role in allowing us to continue each day.....thank you ladies.
Back Creek Bluegrass BoysThe Back Creek Bluegrass Boys have literally grown up together at Back Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Mount Ulla, NC and all share a love for bluegrass. They have been playing together for 3 years and have performed in several bluegrass festivals and many venues in NC. The band’s drive and sound will get a smile on your face and set your foot to tapping. Daniel Thrailkill takes on the role as lead vocalist, guitarist, and mandolin player. He is 19 years old and has been playing guitar for 5 years and has won 1st place at the 2015 Union Grove Fiddlers Convention in Adult Guitar, 4th place at the 2015 and 2016 Renofest Guitar Competition in Hartsville, SC, and 5th place at the 2015 Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition. In 2013 he was named the Most Promising Youth Talent at the Granite Quarry Civitans Fiddlers Convention. He has written a few songs, and usually incorporates those wherever he plays. If he isn’t playing guitar (which is very rare), he’s usually playing golf at local courses or recording music in his basement. Will Thrailkill is 21 years old, who has played the bass for 2 years and has picked it up wonderfully. In 2014 he won 1st runner up in the Bass Competition at the Granite Quarry Fiddlers Civitans Fiddlers Convention. In 2015 and 2016 he won 2nd place in the Adult Bass Competition at Union Grove for his rendition of “Guitar Boogie.” He sings back-up vocals for his brother Daniel, and sometimes he uses his bass voice for lead vocals. When not playing the bass, you can find him riding his unicycle or taking classes at UNC-Charlotte in the Mechanical Engineering department. John Lee, at 15 years old, takes over things on the 5-string banjo with the Earl Scruggs style of play, and he’s won a few awards for it. At the 2016 Union Grove Fiddlers Convention, he came away with 3rd place in the Youth Banjo category in a tough competition. He’s been playing for 6 years. John loves to hunt, fish, and be outside with his dogs: Buck and Pete. James Lee is 11 years old and has been playing the mandolin for about 2 years. You can usually find him by our CD table, but when he gets on-stage, he can work up a crowd with his great version of “Old Susanna.” James loves spending time outside, and playing with his dog, Pete E. Lee. Tori Jones Tori has added another element to the Back Creek Bluegrass Boys repertoire – the bluegrass fiddle! Tori (18) began playing the violin with the Suzuki method at 5 yrs old. After 4 years of classical she picked up bluegrass and has continued to move forward . She has won numerous awards at fiddler conventions including first place in the adult division at Yadkin Valley and Granite Quarry, first in youth at Allegheny, Brevard and Ashe County. Tori also plays the mandolin, guitar, bass and piano along with the violin. She enjoys learning new styles of music as well as sewing and hunting. She is now planning a mission trip to Spain this summer using her music to spread the Gospel. Tori performs at weddings along with her sister, Katie, who plays the harp. Notable Performances: 2015 Winners of Salisbury’s Busker’s Bash Featured Youth Band at the Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby, Pickin’ On the Square, 7/25/15 Featured Strings Band at Discovery Place Science Museum, Charlotte, 8/1/15 2014 Union Grove Fiddlers Convention 2nd place Youth Band Will and Daniel Thrailkill are the sons of the Reverend Bill and Angela Thrailkill from Mount Ulla, North Carolina. John and James Lee are the sons of Jim and Judy Lee, also from Mount Ulla. Tori Jones is the daughter of Michael and Jodi Jones from Linwood, NC. Each member has excelled together to become the band they are today, and most of all they accredit their gifts and talents to Jesus Christ their Savior. Contact the band for Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gospel PlowboysThe Gospel Plowboys, based in Salisbury, NC, came into existence August 12, 2012. It combines the talents of (left to right) David Brown (guitar/ bass), John Goodson (banjo), David Murph (mandolin), Andrew Brown (bass/dobro). Michael Jenkins (guitar) and Kris Miller (guitar). Between the six musicians, five are vocalists as well. While their music is what brings them to the stage, their mission is what brought them together first. Each member agrees that “Plowing the ground, planting the seed, that Christ died for you is our motto. When we play a date, our mission is to present heartfelt music with the message that Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.” The way they dress has significance as well. The bib overalls, white shirt and red tie is in tribute to the thirties. Bluegrass style of music was in the making and our country was in terrible shape. Much like it is today. One big difference from then and now, was we were willing to put God first. That is what we have to do now. Check out our schedule on the website and come join us at the shows. Also, Like us on Facebook at: The Gospel Plowboys
The Grass StringsThe Grass Strings \"Bluegrass at its Finest\" Good Ole Country Boys ~ Authentic Music, Artistry & Wildly Good Times The Grass Strings is a bluegrass band from Kannapolis, NC. The band originated in 1976. Today, two original members, Jeff Russell and Jim Burris, along with three new additions, Jason Hatley, Lynn Russell and Randy Mauldin, come together to sing five-part harmonies with dynamic instrumentation. The band features traditional bluegrass and country songs as well as gospel music. The guys are experienced performers who are passionate about sharing their musical gifts with others.
Strings of VictoryThe Strings of Victory group started as a musical outreach ministry. The group started in 2004 performing as the Singing Deacons when a small group of Deacons gathered for singing and fellowship. From that simple beginning, God blessed the men with a calling to a ministry through the music they loved so dearly. For 11 years, Strings of Victory has traveled throughout four states singing and playing traditional gospel music in a bluegrass style. We perform old standards as well as our own original songs.
- 5 Star GigSalad Rating
- Listed by CBS Charlotte in the top Bluegrass Bands in the Area
- Recipients of the Gig Masters 2013 Rising Star Award
ClayBankFrom the music-rich Blue Ridge Mountains, ClayBank plays traditional bluegrass with a modern twist. This award winning, four-piece band combines dynamic instrumentation with powerful vocal abilities. ClayBank is the reigning RenoFest 2016 South Carolina State Bluegrass Band Champions!
ClayBank is comprised of Gary Trivette on bass, Tyler Thompson on banjo, Jacob Greer on guitar, and Zack Arnold on mandolin. They are living proof that raw, young talent combined with a wealth of musical experience and expertise can prevail. From a hard-driving bluegrass song to an a‘Capella gospel ballad with impressive harmonies, there’s always something for every listener at a ClayBank show.
Your name is how you are identified, who you are, where you are from. ClayBank chose their name to relate to all of these. Band rehearsals happen on Claybank Road in the Claybank community in Ashe County, NC. It’s our home, our heritage, and our way of representing the musical tradition in our area.
We are booking Festivals, Churches (full Bluegrass Gospel sets), and your events. Please contact us by phone at 828-963-3767 or 336-982-2000 or by email at email@example.com . Also, check back here often... Our debut CD will be released in 2016!
Wayne Taylor & AppaloosaWayne Taylor served 21 years as lead vocalist, guitarist, and emcee for the US Navy band, "Country Current". Wayne formed the group in 2008 after retiring from the US Navy Band Country Current. Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa are a group of seasoned musicians that play a variety of bluegrass music from Traditional to Contemporary. They have performed many festivals in the US and made their third tour to Europe in July 2012. Wayne formed the group, Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, in 2008 after retiring from the US Navy Band Country Current. Today the band continues to travel and entertain audiences across the US and Europe.
Location: Maiden, NC
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