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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, email@example.com 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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Annie Wade Band contact Rich Martin - Rich Martin [guitar and vocals]; Susie Martin [mandolin and vocals]; Mel Shenk [fiddle and vocals]; and Kevin Gentry [dog house bass]; looking for a banjo player.
Contact: Bud Finch (757) 868-0638. Bud Finch [guitar, vocals]; E.T. Firth [mandolin, guitar, vocals]; Mike Beaver [banjo, vocals]; Paul Anderson [fiddle]; Bucky Beauchamp [bass, vocals] www.codebluebluegrass.com
March 2 - 4 - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Holiday Inn Greenwich, Virginia Beach
May 13 - Mr. B's Festival, Lady Smith
June 9 - Dinwiddie Bluegrass Festival, Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie
June 17 - St Stephens Church Bluegrass and Barbecue, Heathsville
June 23 - Sedalia Bluegrass Festival, Big Island
Kurt Hobbs, Mandolin & Vocals: Jim Andersen, banjo & vocals; Roger Gray, Fiddle; Wade Gibbs, bass; Drew Holland, guitar & vocals
April 22 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - Hickory Ruritan Club - Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
Flatland Bluegrass Band
Contact: Randy Grigg (757) 238-9328. Randy Grigg [guitar, vocals]; Karen Grigg [mandolin, vocals]; Fred Staggs [bass]; Jim Andersen [banjo]. www.flatlandgrass.com
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].
Contacts: Bob Burrows at (757) 874-0766 or Joe Mastrangelo (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (757) 371-1199. Chris Rose [guitar]; Bob Burrows [resonator guitar]; Don Hamadyk [mandolin]; Charlie Scudder [bass]; Joe Mastrangelo [banjo]. Bookings available by calling. www.hardknoxbluegrassband.com
March 3 - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Holiday Inn Conference Center, Virginia Beach - 4:15 PM
April 8 - Messick Church Baptist Church, Poquoson (Hampton) - 7:00 PM
July 8 - Gloucester Moose Pickin' Party - time TBD
July 16 - Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival, Chippokes State Park, Surry - 3:30 PM
August 12 - Norfolk Folk Festival, O'Connor Brewing, Norfolk - 5:00 PM
August 17 - Amelia Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Festival - time TBD
September 28 - Bluegrass By the Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Berlin, MD - time TBD
Hard Travelin' Bluegrass Band contact 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 email@example.com. Kevin Stroud [Banjo], Vocals; Frank Barnett [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Blake Cooper [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Buddy Cooper [Mandolin, Vocals]; and Eric Rainwater [Upright Bass, Vocals]
October 28 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - Hickory Ruritan Club - Chesapeake - 7:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donnie Mason [vocals and mandolin]; Scott Mason [banjo]; George Evans [resonator guitar and vocals]; Tammy Mason [bass and vocals]; Ray Green [guitar, vocals]
Rappahannock Crossing Contact,
Mike Nicely (804) 832-0950;
Curtis Brizendine [Banjo]; Randy Crittenden [resonator guitar]; Mike Nicely [Guitar];
Dickie Cannon [Bass, vocals]; Doug Cherrington [mandolin, fiddle, vocals]
March 11 - Richmond Bluegrass Jam for Veterans, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
April 27 - George Winn Festival, Lawrenceville
June 30 - Willaby's Restaurant, White Stone
Septeber 9 - 10 - Grottoes Bluegrass Festival, Grand Caverns Park, Grottoes
September 23 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - Hickory Ruritan Club - Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
email@example.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]
March 25 - New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Gloucester - 6:00 PM
March 26 - Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake - 10:45 AM
April 22 - James City County Ruritan Club at Stone House Presbyterian Church, Toano - 7:00 PM
May 21 - New Hope Memorial Baptist Church, Shaklefords - 11:00 AM and 130 PM
June 4 - Williamsburg Mennonoite Church at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, Toano - 10:30 AM
July 22 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - Hickory Ruritan Club - Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
August 13 - Surry Baptist Church, Surry - 5:00 PM
August 27 - Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Barhamsville - 6:00 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].
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]
March 18 - Wayne's Body Shop, Victory Blvd, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM
April 15 - Wayne's Body Shop, Victory Blvd, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM
April 29 - Wayne's Body Shop, Victory Blvd, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM
Willow Creek (see Willow Creek on YouTube)
Contact Tom Peters, (804) 658-5358 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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