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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 Sunday 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)
- (757) 567-0145.
www.myspace.com/acousticrailroadband Chuck Wilson [guitar, vocals]; Sarah Wilson [guitar, mandolin, bass, vocals];
Laurel Wilson (fiddle, vocals]; Jim Hockett [mandolin, vocals];
Lyle Jackson [banjo]; Joyce Gilogly [bass]
Contact: Don Hamadyk
(757) 898-8458. Bob Busic [guitar, vocals]; Roy Hare [banjo, guitar, vocals]; Warren Crusenberry [bass]; Don Hamadyk [mandolin, vocals].
February 22 - 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]
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 7 - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Virginia Beach - 7:00 PM
March 15 - Arts Council of the Eastern Shore, Nandua High School, Onley - 8:00 PM
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]; (looking for a banjo and a fiddle player). www.flatlandgrass.com
December 6 - Temple Baptist Church, Newport News - 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 7 - Parkview Church of God, Briarfield Road, Newport News - 7:00 PM
January 11 -(2014) Second Community Baptist Church, Harpersville Road, 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
March 6 - 8 - (2014) Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Holiday Inn, Greenwich Road, 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]
December 6 - Temple Baptist Church, Newport News - 6:30 PM
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) 528-4049 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]; George Green [guitar, vocals]
December 13 - Carrollton Fire House Series, Carrollton VFD, Carrollton - 7:30 PM
Jerico Road and the Good Ol' Boys, Contact Lee Sprouse (757) 869-3235. Bobby Akers [guitar, banjo, vocal]; Vicki Turner [bass]; Sidney Armistead [mandolin, vocals]; Lee Sprouse [guitar, vocal]
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].
December 14 - Christmas in the Smokies, Pigeon Forge, TN
March 7 - Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Virginia Beach
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]
Nancy Joyner & Early Station
Contact Nancy Joyner - www.myspace.com/nancyjoynerearlystation
Nancy Joyner [guitar, vocals]; Bob Joyner [banjo]; Dot Baker [mandolin]; Ronnie Parish [bass]
Rappahannock Crossing Contact Bill Duval (804)
450-7147; Bill Duvall [Mandolin]; Curtis Brizendine [Banjo]; Randy Crittenden [resonator guitar]; Mike Nicely [Guitar];
Bucky Beauchamp [Bass]
November 29 - Willaby's Restaurant, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone - 7:00 PM
December 7 - Amelia Christmas Party, Amelia Family Campgrounds, Amelia
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]
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].
Southern Strings - Contact Ben Wiggins (757) 868-9082. Colleen, Caleb, Mikayla, Isaac, and Caroline (more to follow)
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]
Contact David Zook (757) 547-5353; Charlie Vaiden [guitar, resonator guitar, vocals]; Harold Williams [banjo]; Dave Zook [mandolin]; Hugh Jackson [bass].
Contact: Garry Monger (757) 869-4678. Garry Monger [guitar, vocals]; Rosalie Sanchez [autoharp, vocals].
Contact: David Joyner (757) 859-2231. David Joyner [guitar, vocals]; Delk Batten [guitar, vocals]; Lester Potter [mandolin]; Jeff Collins [fiddle, vocals]; Kevin Church [banjo, vocals]; Bobby Scarborough [bass]. www.thundercreekva.com
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]
Williamsburg Regional Library Auditorium, Williamsburg
March 28 - (2014) 50th Anniversary Celebration, National Press Club, Washington, DC
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]
November 30 - Waynes Body Shop Jamboree and Potluck, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM
December 21 - Waynes Body Shop Jamboree 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]. www.thewillowcreekband.com
May 3 - Parkview Church of God, Newport News - 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