Grascals

Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond – one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years.

Their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude acts entrenched in niche genres. Such appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk. All the while, stages that represent the strongest bastions of tradition continually welcome them, as evidenced by the over 150 performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Honors also include performing twice for President George W. Bush and at President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball at the Smithsonian.

As their records prove, The Grascals’ rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering’s deepest spirit – whether they’re digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or a pop standard. Take for instance, fan favorite, “Last Train to Clarksville.” Non-bluegrass listeners enjoy a new take on a familiar song, while diehard bluegrass audiences who may have never heard the Monkees classic, respond in-kind, not even realizing that the song has been Grascalized.

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Terry Eldredge – guitar and vocals; Danny Roberts – mandolin; John Bryan – guitar and vocals; Terry Smith – acoustic bass and vocals; Kristin Scott Benson – banjo and guitar; Adam Haynes – fiddle
David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

David Parmley began his musical career at age 15 and by the time he turned 17, he began his full time career as a member of The Bluegrass Cardinals. That band featured his father, Don Parmley, and three Los Angeles musicians. In 1975 they made their way to the Washington DC area and began performing several nights a week for several years. David’s lead and baritone voice was the backbone to The Cardinal sound. Dozens of musicians have worked with David and Don over the years but “The Sound” remained constant. The Bluegrass Cardinals recorded dozens of projects during their 25 year run. The material is considered the finest to come out of the 70’s and 80’s Bluegrass era. David left The Bluegrass Cardinals in the 90’s to pursue a solo career featuring a more modern approach to Bluegrass Music. David Parmley and Continental Divide topped the Bluegrass Charts throughout the 90’s. He took time off the road around 2008, but now in 2016, David is returning to Bluegrass Music with a new renewed spirit. Cardinal Tradition is an exciting new adventure and one that everyone has been waiting for.

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David Parmley – lead vocals and guitar; Doug Bartlett – mandolin and harmony vocals; Steve Day – fiddle and harmony vocals; Dale Perry – banjo and harmony vocals; Ron Spears – bass and harmony vocals

High Fidelity Band

Many folks remember the great bluegrass records from the 1950s and ‘60s. The power and soul of that music has won the hearts of people across the globe. Few bands have come along in recent years that directly draw their influence from that classic era of the music’s history. High Fidelity is a rising group whose love and devotion to that music is unsurpassed. The name alone says it all: HIGH FIDELITY. How many record albums have you seen from the ‘50s and ‘60s that bear those words? Herein lies the heart of what this group of young performers is all about.

High Fidelity formed in early 2014, and they received their first achievement in February 2014 when they took first place in the International Band Championship at the 40th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards. Their brand-new debut record, which was recorded live and in one room with minimal isolation, has been critically acclaimed.

The band consists of five stellar musicians and singers who are steeped in the sounds of tradition and outstanding in their field. Jeremy Stephens is the guitarist and lead vocalist for the group. He has worked as guitarist and singer for the world-famous gospel group The Chuck Wagon Gang, as a multi-instrumentalist on the television show Ray Stevens’ Nashville, and most recently as a banjo player and singer with Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys. Corrina Rose Logston is the fiddler and first harmony vocalist. She has worked as fiddler and singer with a who’s who of today’s traditional-based bluegrass performers, including David Peterson & 1946, Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys, Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass, and Jim Lauderdale. Kurt Stephenson handles the banjo duties and second harmony vocals. He is the 2010 National Bluegrass Banjo Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and is a staple performer of the greater west Tennessee area both as a sideman and with his own band, Stone County Connection. Vickie Vaughn is the bassist for the group. She has worked in recent years with Patty Loveless, The David Mayfield Parade, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, and she also fronts her own group, The Vickie Vaughn Band. Daniel Amick plays mandolin. He has won numerous contests and has worked most recently with Kody Norris & the Watauga Mountain Boys and Kenny & Amanda Smith.

High Fidelity draws much of their inspiration from bands like Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and a host of lesser known regional artists from the same era. Many have described them as the new Johnson Mountain Boys, interpreting classic era bluegrass through the fresh, young perspective of today’s generation. Maybe it is this quality that makes High Fidelity so warmly received and widely loved by every audience they perform for – both by the grandparents and the grandchildren.

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Jeremy Stephens – guitar and vocals; Corrina Rose Logston – fiddle and vocals; Kurt Stephenson – banjo and vocals; Vickie Vaughn – bass; Daniel Amick – mandolin

Old Blue Band

OLD BLUE is a bluegrass band. They play bluegrass music the old-fashioned way, with much attention paid to the original music of the founders of the style. Folks like Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs. The band is dedicated to the preservation of the music from the past and the continued presentation of its character in the present day. They leave the future development of this music to a new generation. OLD BLUE are seasoned professionals that have played this style for decades. They are some of the best in the business from the western United States. These gentlemen present bluegrass music the way it was in the early days. Fans will experience the music the way it used to be, and still is…played by OLD BLUE.

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Dick Brown – banjo, vocals; Bill Cox – guitar, lead vocal; Billy Parker – mandolin, vocals, Bob Denoncourt on Bass, Marty Warburton on guitar and vocals and Alvin Blaine on dobro (and other instruments).

MohaviSoul

MohaviSoul is a highly talented, award-winning, and energetic band, specializing in Contemporary Bluegrass and Americana, with a mix of folk, blues, swing, and gospel. Featuring exciting solos and strong vocals, they bring foot-tapping music that lifts the spirit like you’ve never heard. From festival stages to live radio, clubs, parties, weddings & fairs, MohaviSoul performances consistently draw in audiences with their captivating and storied performances that span songs of the old west to the changes we are all living through in modern times. MohaviSoul wraps their upbeat original music and popular covers with instrumental prowess, vocal harmony, and unique arrangements. MohaviSoul is making many new friends and fans worldwide, so come join our musical family and enjoy our music from the soul. For more information about this Mannequin Vanity Recording artist, check their website or FaceBook page, and download their music on iTunes or Amazon.

Randy Hanson – mandolin, vocals; Mark Miller – guitar, vocals; Jason Weiss – banjo; Orion Boucher – bass; Dan Sankey – fiddle

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