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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]
August 9 - American Theatre, Hampton
September 28 - Rhythm by the River, Bethany United Methodist Church, Hayes
October 18 - Warwick Forest Retirement Community (Private)

Blue River
Contact: Don Hamadyk (757) 898-8458. Bob Busic [guitar, vocals]; Roy Hare [banjo, guitar, vocals]; Warren Crusenberry [bass]; Don Hamadyk [mandolin, vocals].

Coastline Bluegrass Band ...now on FaceBook and take a look at their web page, too... Check 'em out!
Contact: Travis Holloway (757) 639-3510 or O.C. Strickland (757) 853-1608.  Travis Holloway [resonator guitar, mandolin, vocals and other]; Orson Strickland [guitar]; Larry Trimyer [banjo]; Wade Gibbs [bass]; Soames Newsome [guitar/vocals]; Kurt Hobbs [mandolin, vocals]
September 19 - Farmers Market Hoedown, Viriginia Beach - 7:00 PM
October 3 - Farmers Market Hoedown, Viriginia Beach - 7:00 PM
October 4 - Red Barn Bluegrass Festival, Aulander, NC - 10:00 AM to 10:00 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
July 26 - Pony Penning Week, Chincoteague Island, Eastern Shore, Virginia
August 9 - OBX Jubilee with "Nadine" from Larry's Country Diner, Nagshead, NC
September 11 - 14 - Virginia Folk Music Bluegrass Festival, Chesterfield Courthouse, Chesterfield
September 19 - Thousand Trails Bluegrass Festival, Gloucester
September 24 - 27 - Bluegrass by the Baym Castaways Resort, Berlin, MD
September 25 - The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, Manteo, NC - 12:30 PM

Donnie an Lisa
Contact: Donnie Edwards (757) 576-3455; Donnie Edwards [guitar, vocals]; Lisa Waddy [mandolin, vocals] donnieanlisa@aol.com

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 - Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, Manteo, NC - 4:00 PM

Flatland Bluegrass Band
Contact: Randy Grigg (757) 238-9328. Randy Grigg [guitar, vocals]; Karen Grigg [mandolin, vocals]; Fred Staggs [bass]; Jim Andersen [banjo]; (looking for a fiddle player). www.flatlandgrass.com
November 22 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 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]; Robb Van de Reit [bass]; Joe Mastrangelo [banjo]. Bookings available by calling. www.hardknoxbluegrassband.com
July 25 - Bethlehem Ruritan Club, Suffolk - 7:30 PM
August 15 - the Smithfield Times Concert Series, Smithfield Gazebo, Smithfield - 8:00 PM
September 12 - Carrollton Fire House Series, Carrollton VFD, Carrollton - 7:30 PM
September 19/20 - Bluegrass ON the Bay, Thousand Trails Campground, Gloucester - TBA
September 25 - Bluegrass BY the Bay, Berlin (Ocean City), MD - 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM


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]

Honeywind Bluegrass Boys
Contact: Mann Milby (804) 815-2419
Mann Milby [guitar, vocals]; John Vondra [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]
April 25 - (2015) - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

Lost and Found
Contact Allen Mills (276) 970-2622 or email See their web page. Allen Mills [bass]; Scottie Sparks [guitar]; Ron Smith [banjo]; Scott Napier [mandolin]

Mark Templeton and Pocket Change Contact: Mandy Templeton (336) 869-9960 or Mark Templeton (336) 442-9013 Mark Templeton [banjo]; Ernie Power [resonator guitar]; Ralph Clay [bass]; Glenn Ashwell [guitar].

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]
August 8 - Willaby's Restaurant, White Stone - 7:00 PM
September 11 - 13 - Virginia Folk Music Festival, 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]
July 26 - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
August 10 - Surry Baptist Church, Surry - 5:00 PM
August 24 - Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Shacklefords - 6:00 PM
September 5 - Grottoes Music Festival, Grand Caverns, Grotttoes - 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
September 20 - Shackleford's Methodist Church, Shacklefords - 6:00 PM
October 4 - Parkview Church of God, Newport News - 7:00 PM
October 12 - Victory Baptist Church, Hampton - 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
October 12 - Sharon Baptist Church, Hampton - 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Some Assembly Required
Contact:Lynn Stephens (757) 813-5898 or (804) 745-0469 or E-mail us at: Lynnsmusic1956@yahoo.com or B4Bluegrass@aol.com Leo Szydlowski [guitar, mandolin, vocals]; Ernie Freeby [bass, vocals]; Lynn Stephens [guitar, vocals]; Scott Street [banjo] www.assemblyrequiredbluegrass.com
October 18 - Private Party, Williamsburg - 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].

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]
August 23 - Seawall Art Festival, Portsmouth - 1:30 to 3:00 PM
August 23 - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

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]
August 16 - Wayne's Body Shop, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM
August 30 - Wayne's Body Shop and Potluck - 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 11 - Gilboa Christian Church, 8628 Jefferson Highway, Mineral

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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