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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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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.

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]; Bucky Beauchamp [bass, vocals] www.codebluebluegrass.com
May 13 - Mr. B's Festival, Lady Smith
June 9 - Dinwiddie Bluegrass Festival, Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie
June 17 - St Stephens Church Bluegrass and Barbecue, Heathsville
June 23 - Sedalia Bluegrass Festival, Big Island

Fentress Station Kurt Hobbs, Mandolin & Vocals: Jim Andersen, banjo & vocals; Roger Gray, Fiddle; Wade Gibbs, bass; Drew Holland, guitar & vocals

Flatland Bluegrass Band
Contact: Randy Grigg (757) 238-9328. Randy Grigg [guitar, vocals]; Karen Grigg [mandolin, vocals]; Fred Staggs [bass]; Jim Andersen [banjo]. www.flatlandgrass.com

Hard Knox
Contact: Joe Mastrangelo (bbanjoe@aol.com) at (757) 371-1199. Chris Rose [guitar]; Bob Burrows [resonator guitar]; Don Hamadyk [mandolin]; Charlie Scudder [bass]; Joe Mastrangelo [banjo]. Bookings available by calling. www.hardknoxbluegrassband.com
July 8 - Gloucester Moose Pickin' Party - time TBD
July 16 - Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival, Chippokes State Park, Surry - 3:30 - 5:00
August 4 - Smithfield Summer Concert Series - Downtown Gazebo - 8:00 PM
August 12 - Norfolk Folk Festival, O'Connor Brewing, Norfolk - 5:00 PM
August 17 - Amelia Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Festival - time TBD
September 14 - Bluegrass By the Bay Festival, Thousand Trails Campground, Gloucester
September 28 - Bluegrass By the Bay, Castaways RV Resort, Berlin, MD - time TBD

Hard Travelin' Bluegrass Band contact 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; Frank Barnett [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Blake Cooper [Guitar, Lead Vocals]; Buddy Cooper [Mandolin, Vocals]; and Eric Rainwater [Upright Bass, Vocals]
October 28 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - Hickory Ruritan Club - Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

Rappahannock Crossing Contact, Mike Nicely (804) 832-0950; Curtis Brizendine [Banjo]; Randy Crittenden [resonator guitar]; Mike Nicely [Guitar]; Dickie Cannon [Bass, vocals]; Doug Cherrington [mandolin, fiddle, vocals]
April 27 - George Winn Festival, Lawrenceville
June 30 - Willaby's Restaurant, White Stone
Septeber 9 - 10 - Grottoes Bluegrass Festival, Grand Caverns Park, Grottoes
September 23 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series - 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]
April 29 - Wayne's Body Shop, Victory Blvd, Portsmouth - 7:00 PM


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