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Local Bluegrass Bands
Bands are responsible for notifying the editor of the Tribune of scheduled performances and events by web page schedule, email or phone no later than the 2nd Wednesday of the month to assure the proper posting of your event in the Tribune. (No exceptions please). Editor, Bill Maddrey, webmaster@tidewaterbluegrass.org or (757) 858-1440. Events for the TBMA Band Links Page (this page) are accepted and posted at all times. A genuine attempt at keeping this list up-to-date at all times is an on-going project. If your group has a YouTube video posted or a FaceBook Page, send the link so others can view the video or become your "friend". The primary way to keep this information current is with your input and help.

All locales mentioned below are in the Commonwealth of Virginia unless otherwise noted.

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Acoustic Sound Waves - Live Sound Reinforcement (specializing in Bluegrass Sound) by Jay Andrews and Charlie Scudder. Call (757) 870-8087
Every 4th Saturday - Hickory Ruritan Club providing sound for TBMA Concerts (except September)

Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys See the Virginia Mountain Boys on Youtube
Contact Ray Merritt.  Bill Jenkins [guitar, vocals]; Ken Worrell [guitar, vocals]; Bill Collier [bass]; Clyde Bailey [Banjo and vocals], and Joe Gilley [guitar]
June 27 - Smithfield Olden Days Theater, Smithfield
September 20 - Rhythm by the River, Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point
September 26 - American Theatre, Hampton
October 3 & 4 - Newport News Festival, Newport News Park

Blue River
Contact: Don Hamadyk (757) 898-8458. Bob Busic [guitar, vocals]; Roy Hare [banjo, guitar, vocals]; Warren Crusenberry [bass]; Don Hamadyk [mandolin, vocals].
June 27 - (2015) - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

Code Blue
Contact: Bud Finch (757) 868-0638. Bud Finch [guitar, vocals]; E.T. Firth [mandolin, guitar, vocals]; Mike Beaver [banjo, vocals]; Paul Anderson [fiddle]; George Thomas [bass, vocals] www.codebluebluegrass.com
June 6 - Dinwiddie Bluegrass Festival, Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie
June 13 - Poore Family Reunion, Goochland Recreation Center, Goochland
June 27 - Mr. B's Bluegrass Festival, Ladysmith
July 4 - Private Event
July 11 - Kimball Theatre for James City County Rotary Club, Williamsburg
September 18 - Bluegrass On the Bay, Thousand Trails Campground, Gloucester
October 1 - 4 - Bluegrass By The Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Ocean City, MD
November 13 - Carrollton Firehouse Series, Carrollton VFD, Carrollton - 7:30 PM

Drifting Sands Bluegrass www.driftingsandsbluegrass.com
Contact: Ronnie Swaim (252) 256-2979. Ronnie Swaim [guitar, vocals]; Nancy Swaim (252) 256-1054, [bass]; [mandolin, vocals]; Bob "Muskrat" Reames [resonator guitar]; Red Swain [banjo, vocals]. Ronnie & Nancy Swaim 5thstring@embarqmail.com or driftingsands@live.com
October 5 - Longboards, Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills, NC (MP 4) - 4:30 PM

Flatland Bluegrass Band
Contact: Randy Grigg (757) 238-9328. Randy Grigg [guitar, vocals]; Karen Grigg [mandolin, vocals]; Fred Staggs [bass]; Jim Andersen [banjo]; (looking for a fiddle player). www.flatlandgrass.com
August 15 - Concert on the Green, Duck Town Green, Duck, NC - 6:30 PM
September 26 - Virginia Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, George Winn Memorial Park, Lawrenceville

Harbor Towne Bluegrass Band
Contact: Shelby Liston (757) 826-8265. Joe Davis [vocals, guitar]; Sammy Watson [vocals, guitar]; Pat Moore [vocals, banjo]; Bob Liston [vocals, mandolin]; Charlie Moore [resonator guitar, vocals] Shelby Liston [bass].

Hard Knox
Contacts: Bob Burrows at (757) 874-0766 or Joe Mastrangelo (bbanjoe@aol.com) at (757) 272-8144. Chris Rose [guitar]; Bob Burrows [resonator guitar]; Joe Epps [mandolin]; Johnny Knox [guitar]; Charlie Scudder [bass]; Joe Mastrangelo [banjo]. Bookings available by calling. www.hardknoxbluegrassband.com
June 18 - Rockahock Bluegrass Festival, Lanexa
July 10 - Carrollton Firehouse Series, Carrollton VFD, Carrollton - 7:30 PM
July 11 - Moose Club Benefit, Gloucester - 6:00 PM
July 19 - Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival, Chippokes State Park, Surry - 3:30 PM
September 18 - Bluegrass on the Bay, Thousand Trails RV Park Gloucester
October 1 - 4 - Bluegrass By The Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Ocean City, MD

Hard Travelin' Bluegrass Band contact Vallee DeLong (757) 868-9991 or Dave Wyke (757) 599-4572
Dave Wyke [guitar, vocals]; Roy Hare [banjo, vocals]; Billy Shelton [mandolin]; Stanley Pritchard [bass, vocals]

Harvest Time Bluegrass Gospel
Contact Kevin Stroud at (252) 216-8082 obxkps@embarqmail.com. Kevin Stroud [Banjo], Vocals; Sammy Mariner [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Blake Cooper [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Buddy Cooper [Mandolin, Vocals]; and Eric Rainwater [Upright Bass, Vocals]
June 13 - Shawboro Ruritan Club, Shawboro, NC - 4:00 PM
June 14 - Powell's Point Christian Church, Powell's Point, NC - 6:00 PM

Honeywind Bluegrass Boys
Contact: Mann Milby (804) 815-2419
Mann Milby [guitar, vocals]; Rob Foos [banjo, vocals]; Richard Callis [vocals, mandolin]; Ed Arrington [fiddle]; Dennis Emerson [bass]

In The Tradition
Contact Donnie Mason at (434) 401-8125 or email at bigman1961@msn.com.  Donnie Mason [vocals and mandolin]; Scott Mason [banjo]; George Evans [resonator guitar and vocals]; Tammy Mason [bass and vocals]; Ray Green [guitar, vocals]

Joe's Day Off (JDO)
Contact Joe Duggan MaryKate Galke, [vocals & guitar]; Jim Kopenhafer [bass, banjo]; Kathy Parisi, [fiddle]; Joe Duggan, [vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica]. (not necessarily always bluegrass)

More Perfect Jones (linked to "YouTube")
Bob Smith, Booking Contact (757) 285-9322 www.moreperfectjones.com - info@moreperfectjones.com.  Bob Smith [guitar & vocals]; Ron Barnes [banjo]; Greg Wilke [mandolin]; Shea Roebuck [bass]; Paul Anderson [fiddle]

Rappahannock Crossing Contact, Mike Nicely (804) 832-0950; Curtis Brizendine [Banjo]; Randy Crittenden [resonator guitar]; Mike Nicely [Guitar]; Dickie Cannon [Bass, vocals]; Harold Smith [mandolin, fiddle, vocals]
June 27 - West Point Fly-In, MIddle Peninsula Airport, Shackelfords - 12:30 PM
July 31 - Willaby's Restaurant, White Stone - 7:00 PM
August 22 - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
September 27 - White Stone Church of the Nazarene Chuch Picnic, White Stone
September 27 - Willaby's Restaurant, White Stone - 7:00 PM
October 8 - Virginia Folk Music Fesival, Chesterfield Fairgrounds

Solid Rock
contact@solidrockbluegrass.com or (757) 723-7079, www.solidrockbluegrass.com
Butch Bunn [guitar, lead vocal]; Joe Drumright [mandolin, vocal]; Rob Green [banjo, resophonic guitar, & vocal]; Sam Hyde [bass, vocal]; Isaac Hyde [fiddle, mandolin, vocals]; Caleb Hyde [guitar, vocals]
June 12 - Carrollton Firehouse Series, Carrollton VFD, Carrollton - 7:30 PM
June 18 - Rockahock Bluegrass Festival, Lanexa, 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
June 20 - Providence Mennonite Chuch, Newport News - 6:00 PM
June 27 - West Point Fly-In Relay for Life at Middle Peninsula Airport, Shackelfords
July 25 - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
August 9 - Surry Baptist Church, Surry
August 13 - Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Barhamsville
October 4 - Victory Baptist Church, Hampton - 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM
October 13 - Sharon Baptist Church, Hampton - 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Sons of David
Contact Rich Bohr (252) 339-7734. Darrell Ramsey [vocal]; Bob Coburn [mandolin, vocals]; Rich Bohr [bass]; Bill Durham [guitar, vocals]; Art O'Neal [banjo].

String Ties now on FaceBook
Contact: Duff Porter (757) 399-1658. Duff Porter, [guitar, vocals]; Ronnie Barnes, [banjo, guitar, vocals]; Jared Jones [fiddle]; Bill Richardson, [bass, vocals]

Sunshine Express
Contact David Zook (757) 547-5353; Charlie Vaiden [guitar, resonator guitar, vocals]; Harold Williams [banjo]; Dave Zook [mandolin]; Jonas Miller [bass].

Wayne Willis & Liberty Grass
Contact: Wayne Willis (757) 488-2452. Wayne Willis [guitar, vocals]; Charley Moore [resonator guitar, vocals]; Jerry Willis [bass, vocals]; Harlan Baumgardner [banjo]; Teresa Willis-Knapp [vocals]; Loren Knapp [vocals]; Daryl Kimberly [lead guitar, vocals]; Cole Braswell [fiddle, vocals]
June 20 - Wayne's Body Shop, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM
July 18 - Wayne's Body Shop, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM

Willow Creek (see Willow Creek on YouTube)
Contact Tom Peters, (804) 658-5358 or email at thewillowcreekband@comcast.net Paul Sandman [fiddle, vocals]; Tom Peters [lead guitar, mandolin & vocals]; Cathy Sandman [rhythm guitar, mandolin & vocals]; Bob Kidd [bass, vocals]; Bob Payne [banjo, mandolin, & guitar, vocals]; Cole Braswell [fiddle and vocals]. www.thewillowcreekband.com

Winds of Grass
Contact: Irv Baugham (757) 488-9279. Irv Baugham [guitar, vocals]; Sassy Baugham [mandolin, vocals]; Lisa James [bass]; Roy Hare [guitar, banjo, vocals]
Every Thursday - Western Branch Community Center, "Rockin' to the Oldies" - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Every First Saturday - Windsor Dairy Queen, Windsor - 7:00 PM


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