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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)

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.
September 19 - Lower Church United Methodist Church, Deltaville - 10:00 AM
October 10-11 - 6th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival, Chesapeake
November 7 - Blackstone United Methodist Church Training Camp, Blackstone - 5:00 PM

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]
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].

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
September 18 - Bluegrass On the Bay, Thousand Trails Campground, Gloucester
October 1 - 4 - Bluegrass By The Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Ocean City, MD
October 10 - Virginia Folk Music Association Festival, Chesterfield
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]; Hank Scroggins [fiddle]. www.flatlandgrass.com
September 26 - Virginia Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, George Winn Memorial Park, Lawrenceville
October 2 - Temple Baptist Church, Newport News - 7:30 PM
October 11 - Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festial, Graves Mountan Lodge, Syria - 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

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
September 18 - Bluegrass on the Bay, Thousand Trails RV Park Gloucester
September 20 - Farm to Fork Festival, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center - Virginia Beach - 3:00 PM
October 1 - 4 - Bluegrass By The Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Ocean City, MD
October 10 - Taste of Brunswick Festival, Alberta - 12:30 and 3:30 PM
October 30 - Fall Festival, St Andrews Episcopal Church, Ghent - Norfolk - 5:30 PM
March 3 (2016) - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Holiday Inn, Virginia Beach


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]

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)

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]
September 12 - Bluegrass Show, New Point Campground, New Point - 2:00 PM
September 27 - White Stone Church of the Nazarene Chuch Picnic, White Stone
October 8 - Virginia Folk Music Fesival, Chesterfield Fairgrounds
November 27 - Willaby's Restaurant, White Stone - 7:00 PM

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]
October 4 - Victory Baptist Church, Hampton - 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM
October 11 - Sharon Baptist Church, Hampton - 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM
October 18 - Wakefield Baptist Church, Wakefield - 7:00 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].

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]
September 18 - Temple Baptist Church, Newport News - 7:30 PM
October 16 - Wayne's Body Shop, Victory Blvd, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM
October 31 - 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 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
October 17 - Fall Festival, Mt Gilead Baptist Church, Columbia - 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Winds of Grass
Contact: Irv Baugham (757) 488-9279. Irv Baugham [guitar, vocals]; Sassy Baugham [mandolin, vocals]; Wade Gibbs [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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