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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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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 14 - (2015) Williamsburg Regional Library - 7:30 PM
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
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]
January 24 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
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
Donnie an Lisa
Contact: Donnie Edwards (757) 576-3455; Donnie Edwards [guitar, vocals]; Lisa Waddy [mandolin, vocals] firstname.lastname@example.org
Drifting Sands Bluegrass www.driftingsandsbluegrass.com
Contact: Ronnie Swaim (252)
256-2979. Ronnie Swaim [guitar, vocals]; Nancy Swaim
[bass]; [mandolin, vocals]; Bob "Muskrat" Reames [resonator guitar]; Red Swain [banjo, vocals]. Ronnie & Nancy Swaim email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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].
December 6 - Parkview Church of God, Newport News - 7:00 PM
Contacts: Bob Burrows at (757) 874-0766 or Joe Mastrangelo (email@example.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
January 30 - Bethlehem Ruritan Club, Suffolk - 7:30 PM
Februray 20 - Temple Baptist Church, Newport News - 7:30 PM
February 28 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 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 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]
April 25 - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
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 - email@example.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]
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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]
Februrary 13 - Carrollton Firehouse Series, Carrollton VFD, Carrollton - 7:30 PM
March 5 - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Virginia Beach - 7:55 PM
May 23 - TBMA Monthly Concert, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM
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]
December 20 - 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 email@example.com 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