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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.

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]
June 8 - Georgia Tech Alumni Private Party

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
June 11 - Dinwiddie Bluegrass Festival, Virginia Motor Sports Park, Dinwiddie
June 18 - St Stephens Church - Bluegrass & Barbecue, Heathsville
July 9 - Gloucester Moose Benefit, Gloucester Moose Lodge, Gloucester - 12 to 8:00 PM

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

Dust Cutters Bluegrass Band - Mitch Tolson-bass; Ed Bowes-banjo; Trish Bowes- guitar; Lewis Bowers-mandolin; Andy Ballance- guitar
July 4 - Gary's True Value Hardware, Culpepper - 11:00 AM
July - CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation Benefit, Ashland Coffee & Tea, Ashland

Fentress Station
Kurt Hobbs, Mandolin & Vocals: Jim Andersen, banjo & vocals; Roger Gray, Fiddle; Soames Newsome guitar & vocals, 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]; Hank Scroggins [fiddle]. www.flatlandgrass.com
July 9 - Gloucester Moose Benefit, Gloucester Moose Lodge, Gloucester - 12 to 8:00 PM
September 23 - Thousand Trails Bluegrass By The Bay Festival, Gloucester

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]; Don Hamadyk [mandolin]; Charlie Scudder [bass]; Joe Mastrangelo [banjo]. Bookings available by calling. www.hardknoxbluegrassband.com
June 10 - Carrollton Firehouse Series, Carrollton VFD, Carrollton - 7:30 PM
July 9 - Gloucester Moose Benefit, Gloucester Moose Lodge, Gloucester - 12 to 8:00 PM
July 17 - Pork, Peanut & PIne Festival, Chippokes State Park, Surry - 3:30 PM
August 19 - Summer Concert Series, Main Street Gazebo, Smithfield - 8:00 PM
September 18 - Isle of Wight County Fair, Main State, Windsor - 3:30 PM
September 29 - Bluegrass By the Bay, Castaways RV Center, Ocean City, MD - 4 & 8:00 PM
October 15 - "Driver Days", Driver - 10:00 AM

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]
November 26 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

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]
June 25 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 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]

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]
July 9 - Gloucester Moose Benefit, Gloucester Moose Lodge, Gloucester - 12 to 8:00 PM
August 27 - TBMA Monthly Concert Series, Hickory Ruritan Club, Chesapeake - 7:00 PM

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]
June 4 - Luray Veterans Bluegrass Festival, Luray - 1:00 & 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].

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]
June 18 - Wayne's Body Shop, Victory Blvd, 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

Winds of Grass
Contact: Irv Baugham (757) 488-9279. Irv Baugham [guitar, vocals]; Sassy Baugham [mandolin, vocals]; Wade Gibbs [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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