BlueFaith is a bluegrass and gospel band that was founded in early 2018. Over the past few years these musicians have played together in other groups and aspired to form a new band with strong core values and a commitment to the preserving the heritage of old-fashioned bluegrass and gospel music as well as some more modern bluegrass tunes we all know and love. The band is lead and managed by Mr. Jeremy Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina who also sings lead and harmony vocals and plays a driving rhythm on guitar. Mr. Jacob Sanderson from Hopkins, South Carolina who sings and plays mandolin has been a lifelong friend and fellow musician to Jeremy. Mr. Gary Joyner, an accomplished multi-instrument musician from Neeses, South Carolina plays banjo and runs our front house and stage sound when needed. Mr. Eddie Johnson, Jeremy's older brother, originally born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina has been in the "music world" for most of his life. Eddie now sings and plays bass for BlueFaith as well as often helping with things behind the scenes.
This newly-formed, up and coming band plays for churches, festivals, and other special events. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Popular with bluegrass and non bluegrass audiences alike The Carolina Rebels delight crowds with a mix of old style bluegrass, fast banjo and fiddle tunes, original songs, smooth 4/4 shuffles, quartet vocals…..and most importantly…..an entertaining show that everyone can enjoy. The Carolina Rebels have been feature acts at bluegrass festivals across the country, appeared on TV and radio, and are proud to have performed for world leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Frasier, Ambassadors from Japan, and the entire Caribbean delegation hosted by former President Ronald Reagan. We have performed for colleges, churches, weddings, picnics, public events and private parties.
"Whenever good entertainment is needed the Carolina Rebels are ready...."
Since 1979, the Carolina Rebels have been performing bluegrass music in a manner that has redefined the phrase "South Carolina Style Bluegrass"...
The Grass Strings was founded in 1976 by Bob Hatley in Albemarle, NC. Current members are Greg Abercrombie on Guitar, T. Garrett Abercrombie plays Fiddle, Ronnie Elwood on Bass with Jim Burris, the only remaining founding member on Mandolin and Randy Mauldin on Banjo. The versatility of each member allows the group to achieve several styles of bluegrass with harmony being the center piece. I would have to say the harmony of Seldom Scene was a huge influence on the band, along with many first and second generation groups.
From the flatlands of South Carolina has emerged a dynamic Bluegrass group called Flatland Express. The six member band have been delighting their audiences with their captivating harmony and tantalizing instrumentation. The band enliven their audiences with both traditional and non-traditional Bluegrass, Gospel, as well as stimulating re-compositions of older 60's and 70's music. All band members contribute to the vocal structure and each adds their own unique mystique that provides a matchless sound for the group. Come out and see what Flatland Express is all about and you will agree they are truly an extraordinary assemblage with music that will appeal to Bluegrass and non-bluegrass fans alike.
Mountain Bridge is a traditionally-styled bluegrass band based out of the South Carolina upstate. They enjoy bringing old songs and even a country number or two to today's audiences, all with honor and respect to the old traditions.
“We love the old sound and imitate it through the lens of our modern era”
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The Saluda River Band has been playing together since April of 2017. The band members meet at Bill's Music Shop in West Columbia, SC where they were all taking part in a monthly workshop call the Slow Jam. They decided that since they were having so much fun jamming together that they would put together a group for performing at local venues. Some of the recent places they have perform include Bill's Pickin' Parlor, Salem Baptist Church, and Saluda Shoals.
Band Members include-- Nathan Speare on guitar, Anna Speare on upright bass, Leo Pearson on guitar, Dick Workman on mandolin, Susan and Brian Skelly on guitar and harmonica, and Steve Slice on banjo. Each member has a repertoire of songs that they take the lead vocals on, and Susan in additional to singing lead, sings harmony. We love playing the old, traditional songs, and have set lists from the Carter Family to Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Country and Southern gospel songs round out the repertoire!
Creating harmonious music together has always been a favorite endeavor of the Thomas Family Bluegrass Gospel Band. The parents, Frank and Marilyn, began this tradition on their wedding day, and as their family began to grow, the couple was humbled to discover that each of their children also demonstrated a musical aptitude for playing and singing. Over the years, they realized their natural harmonies and preferred instrumentation were best suited for the bluegrass genre, and since serving the Lord with their music is an important focus of their lives, they mainly perform gospel tunes of yesteryears in hopes of being a spiritual blessing to their audience.
Today, their family band includes Dad strumming the guitar; David, the oldest, playing the mandolin; Jameson plucking the upright bass; Ella striking up a tune on her fiddle; and Mom occasionally playing melody on a penny whistle.
Caroline Owens is an American Bluegrass and Gospel artist. She has performed alongside many of her heroes such as Alison Krauss, Suzanne Cox, The Isaacs, Larry Gatlin, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Lorraine Jordan and many others. She has made quite a name for herself in the North Carolina bluegrass community and is so excited to be partnering with Pinecastle records on this new venture.
“I began humming around the same time that I started forming words,” she said. “I can recall my mom always having some form of music playing almost constantly throughout our day. I owe many thanks to her for investing her time and devotions toward my interests.”
South Carolina Bluegrass and Traditional Music Association
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