Idletymes Poor Mountain Home Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

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Idletymes offers a unique blend of hard driving, straight forward bluegrass music with tight, core harmonies and boasts an impressive portfolio of original songs. The band has been performing throughout the eastern US since 1985. Comprised of talented musicians with a strong foundation steeped in bluegrass roots, blended harmonies and soulful infulences creates an undeniable sound that will leave you wanting more. Diverse in style and range, Idletymes delivers with great musicianship and true emotion in their vocals. Traditional, New Grass and Gospel, there’s something for everyone! Chris Long: Idletymes’ primary lead singer, songwriter and guitar player has a long musical background that began at the age of nine. By 14, Chris joined his first bluegrass band which evolved into learning how to play the dobro, mandolin and guitar. Endorsed by Eddie Gray Guitars, Chris is known for his unique style of playing. Chris makes his home in Point Pleasant, WV with his wife Shannon; two daughters Ashlynn and Jessilynn; a son Philip (who also loves playing guitar); 3 gold fish; a cat (hardly worth mentioning); and of course, Darby, their miniature Schnauzer who has become the band’s mascot. Darby’s fans keep track of him onFacebook and at the festivals. Ronnie Seebaugh: Banjo playing extrordiaire, begain playing banjo at the age of 12, thanks to his musical parents who performed gospel for many years. Ronnie’s interest in music expanded into learning how to play the mandolin, the trumpet and bass, before Joining his first band at the age of 13. Ronnie became a full time member of Idletymes in 2007. Endorsed by Mitch Banjos, Ronnie teaches banjo, guitar and mandolin at Gallagher Music in Parkersburg, WV since 1995. Ronnie resides in Parkersburg, WV with his wife Connie, two sons, Daniel and Christopher. Gary “Craig” Jarvis:  Bass player and tenor vocalist found his passion for playing the doghouse-bass in 1997 with the help of a long time friend and accomplished guitarist, the late, Greg Hart. Born into a family wtih a deep appreciation and musical awareness steeped in bluegrass and traditional roots music, this set the stage for a life long pursuit. In 2007, Craig became an official member of the Idletymes band. He and his wife, Ticia are the proud parents of their 3 children, Haylli, Collin and Kara and a very precocious granddaughter, Harper. Bruce Jones followed in his father, Everett’s shoes as a bluegrass musician. At the ripe old age of five, he began to play the mandolin and at 11, the banjo. It wasn’t long before Bruce earned the recognition as the 2002 Vandalia Banjo Champion, along with a number of awards throughout the Mountain State. Being a true multi-instrumentalist, Bruce acquired a dobro and is known best  for his signatory guitar “licks” fans love on his custom built Eddie Gray Dobro.  Bruce became an official member of the Idletymes band  in February 2013.  Musical affiliations include West Virginia bands such as the Bluegrass Travelers, Break Mountain, Whittaker Station and No One You Know, of which he recorded two albums with on Mountain Fever Records.

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Klein Family Bluegrass Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

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We are a family who absolutely loves Jesus and bluegrass music so when you put them together, you have a great way to serve God, bless people and enjoy being a family. We have been “Having the Best Time” of our lives since Jesus saved our souls. We love Jesus because He’s so much more than Our Savior. He’s our friend, our strength, our navigator, our all in all. We love bluegrass because it’s so much more than music. It’s friends that become family, people sharing life and blessing one another, our inheritance, our legacy and our way of bringing love and light into the world.

We are a family of six, with Daddy Chris Klein making it all possible by working so hard and supporting us in every way he can. The rest of us sing lead and harmony and play a variety of instruments. DeAnna Klein, 19, plays fiddle and guitar. Shawn Luke Klein, 16, plays banjo, Dobro® and guitar. Sylvia Klein, 12, plays mandolin and guitar. Clara Klein, 9, plays fiddle and guitar. Mama Liberty Klein plays upright bass. All of us began lessons with Rick Campbell in 2010, started playing with a young bluegrass musicians group in 201 land by 2012, we were playing as The Klein Family. We play a variety of bluegrass music at various venues and write and perform original material.

We really hope something that we’ve recorded on our CD blesses you and touches your heart. If something lifts you up, then we’ve done what we set out to do. We love meeting new people and hope to see you soon. Making new friends and keeping the old is one of our greatest blessings . God be with you, my friend.

We love everybody. You’re next!

“Show love in all that you do.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

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Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

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GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

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Hillbilly Water Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

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Hillbilly Water have been performing together since 2003. The band an acoustic trio features mandolin, guitar & bass fiddle. Louie Demayo is the lead singer and mandolin player. Lou is a huge fan of Bill Monroe and bluegrass music in general. Louie D. as he’s called by friends and fans alike has been playing mandolin for almost 20 years, previously playing with Grovers Mill with Carol Bogart & Gene Lowinger & Risky Busness . He’s also had the pleasure of hanging out and playing with Del McCoury, Adam Stefi, and Allison Krauss to name a few. On guitar we have “Fast,” Eddie Rainey. Ed’s been playing for as long as he can remember and was brought up listening and playing old time country and bluegrass songs, by his father Rich, himself a very talented banjo player and band leader (Riskey Business). Encouraged by his dad, Eddie learned to play all the bluegrass instruments; dobro, guitar, mandolin and banjo. He is quite a talent and must be seen to be believed. Not only does he play real good but he sings great too. Helping Lou D. with the high harmony. Ed’s played with many greats including Peter Rowan, Mick Taylor, Terry Reid and Vaser Clements. Songwriter & Bassist George Kapitanellis has been playing for over 25 years and his musical friendship with Eddie goes back just as far. They have been playing in bands since high school and have created a dynamic groove and feel that powers the band like a steam locomotive. Their familiarity lets them ease in and out of different grooves and phrasings effortlessly. These two guys live to play music. George has also played with some great talents, Terry Reid, Buddy Miles, Vaser Clements, King Wilke and Buddy Cage and has recorded extensively with his and Eddie’s electric band Cosmic American Derelicts. Hillbilly Water have recorded one album “Have A Drink” (released 2007), and just released their second album, Forever Blue, (May 20130). Hillbilly Water will be heading over to England to open for Terry Reid on a few shows as well as doing some showcase gigs of their own.

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Hillbilly Water Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

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Hillbilly Water have been performing together since 2003. The band an acoustic trio features mandolin, guitar & bass fiddle. Louie Demayo is the lead singer and mandolin player. Lou is a huge fan of Bill Monroe and bluegrass music in general. Louie D. as he’s called by friends and fans alike has been playing mandolin for almost 20 years, previously playing with Grovers Mill with Carol Bogart & Gene Lowinger & Risky Busness . He’s also had the pleasure of hanging out and playing with Del McCoury, Adam Stefi, and Allison Krauss to name a few. On guitar we have “Fast,” Eddie Rainey. Ed’s been playing for as long as he can remember and was brought up listening and playing old time country and bluegrass songs, by his father Rich, himself a very talented banjo player and band leader (Riskey Business). Encouraged by his dad, Eddie learned to play all the bluegrass instruments; dobro, guitar, mandolin and banjo. He is quite a talent and must be seen to be believed. Not only does he play real good but he sings great too. Helping Lou D. with the high harmony. Ed’s played with many greats including Peter Rowan, Mick Taylor, Terry Reid and Vaser Clements. Songwriter & Bassist George Kapitanellis has been playing for over 25 years and his musical friendship with Eddie goes back just as far. They have been playing in bands since high school and have created a dynamic groove and feel that powers the band like a steam locomotive. Their familiarity lets them ease in and out of different grooves and phrasings effortlessly. These two guys live to play music. George has also played with some great talents, Terry Reid, Buddy Miles, Vaser Clements, King Wilke and Buddy Cage and has recorded extensively with his and Eddie’s electric band Cosmic American Derelicts. Hillbilly Water have recorded one album “Have A Drink” (released 2007), and just released their second album, Forever Blue, (May 20130). Hillbilly Water will be heading over to England to open for Terry Reid on a few shows as well as doing some showcase gigs of their own.

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Make Plans now for the Remington Ryde Festival

Rem_Ryde_2015_FestivalRemington Ryde Bluegrass Festival
July 9-12, 2015Centre Hall, PA

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Bands include:
The Grascals
James King
Little Roy and LIzzie
Bluegrass Brothers
Big Country Bluegrass
Nothin’ Fancy
Goldwing Express
Spinney Brothers and more

 

Make Plans now for the Remington Ryde Festival

Rem_Ryde_2015_FestivalRemington Ryde Bluegrass Festival
July 9-12, 2015Centre Hall, PA

Click on the poster to see an enlarged view

Bands include:
The Grascals
James King
Little Roy and LIzzie
Bluegrass Brothers
Big Country Bluegrass
Nothin’ Fancy
Goldwing Express
Spinney Brothers and more

 

Striped Maple Hollow now available in Pennsylvania Bluegrass

Pennsylvania BluegrassStriped Maple Hollow is a four-piece group from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, who can best be described as an Americana band. Our repertoire leans heavily on folk, bluegrass, and country music, with originals and rock n roll favorites from all eras mixed in as well.

Members:

  • Jayna on lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Sonya on lead and backing vocals
  • Micah on guitar & banjo
  • Adam on mandolin, lead guitar, and blues harp.

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