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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]
March 7 - Sitter & Barfoot Virginia Veteral Care Center, Richmond - 7:00 PM
March 14 - (2015) Williamsburg Regional Library - 7:30 PM
April 18 - Hampton Heritage Day Carousel Par, Hampton
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].
May 1 - Temple Baptist Church, Newport News - 8:30 PM
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
March 5 - 7 - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Virginia Beach
May 1 - Mr B's Bluegrass Festval, Ladysmih
May 15 - Amelia Bluegrass Fesival, Amelia
October1 - 4 - Bluegrass By The Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Ocean City, MD

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

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
March 13 - Carrollton VFD Firehouse Series, Carrollton - 7:30 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
May 31 - Eure Baptist Church, Eure, NC - 10:00 AM
June 18 - Rockahock Spring Bluegrass Festival, Lanexa
September 17 - 19 - 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]
March 21 - Shawboro Ruritn Club, Shawboro, NC - 4:00 PM
March 28 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
March 29 - Burgess Baptist Church, Hertford, 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)

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]
April 17 - Willaby's Restaurant, White Stone - 7:00 PM
June 27 - West Point Fly-In, MIddle Peninsula Airport, Shackelfords - 12:30 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]
March 20 - First Calvary Baptist Church, Hampton - 7:00 PM
March 22 - First Unied Methodist Church of Fox Hill, Hampton - 4:00 PM
April 25 - James City County Ruritan Club at York River Baptist Church, Williamsburg - 7:00 PM
April 26 - New Hope Memorial Baptist Church, Shacklefords - 11:00 AM and 1:30 PN
July 25 (2015) - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 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]
March 5 - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Virginia Beach - 7:55 PM
May 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]
March 21 - 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
May 6 - Heritage Music Series Concert, Hanover Courtshouse Road, Hanover - 7:00 PM

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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