Established in 1997 in Historic Bell Buckle, TN
Branded Bluegrass is a band from central Indiana with a catalog of music deeply rooted in traditional bluegrass and gospel, with a flair for some contemporary bluegrass, classic country and even a little bit of rock 'n roll now and then. Audiences are sure to enjoy their diversity, tight harmonies, energetic stage show, and charismatic personalities.
Band members have resumes including time spent playing with distinguished bands and artists such as Jimmy Martin, Marty Raybon, Doyle Lawson, James Monroe, IIIrd Tyme Out, Mac Weisman, just to name a few. Branded Bluegrass is inspired by traditionalists including Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Larry Sparks, as well as newer bluegrass acts like Blue Highway, NewFound Road, The Lonesome River Band.
Next Release: Mama's Kitchen Table
Photography by Valerie Smith
Streaming date is November 26, 2020!
Jamie Peck – Producer, sound engineer
Valerie Smith – Executive producer
JP McMullen III – Mastering
Jerry Andrews – Rhythm guitar, vocals
Kathy Wigman Lesnock – Vocals
Abby Latocha – Vocals
Dustin Terpenning – Banjo, mandolin, guitar
Trish Imbrogno – Bass
Wyatt Kidd – Fiddle
Roger Hoard – Lead guitar
Aaron Till – Fiddle
Jamie Peck – Bass
Tales of lost love, love of family and love of God are on Crandall Creek’s newest album, Headed South. The 11-song CD showcases the West Virginia-based band’s talent for telling Appalachian stories through bluegrass songs.
“The album has been a while coming,” says Crandall Creek founder Jerry Andrews. “But I’m really excited about each and every song.”
The album is a labor of love for Kathy Wigman Lesnock, vocalist.
“We have all worked incredibly hard to see this project come to fruition,” Kathy says. “I am grateful to every person seen and unseen who had a hand in this project. And I am filled with love for our entire band family.”
Several songs from Headed South made the bluegrass charts earlier in 2020.
Drivin’ Me Insane was released in March and stayed on the charts for more than six months. This Heart of Mine debuted at No. 1 in May. The Bean Song was released in the fall. By November The Bean Song and Drivin’ Me Insane were in the top 10 of the Bluegrass Today chart. The singles also appeared on The Bluegrass Jamboree chart.
Crandall Creek also donates to deserving charities through the Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 set up by Jerry.
We hope you enjoy listening to the music as much as we enjoyed creating it.
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Bell Buckle Records welcomes contemporary bluegrass band, "The GoodFellers".Expect the unexpected when it comes to the GoodFellers! Their award-winning traditional bluegrass chops don't tell the whole story. With a sound shaped by various musical backgrounds and highlighted by rock flavored vocals, the band moves seamlessly through different styles making each GoodFellers song unique and entertaining. They have fun when they play and it's infectious.
Rooted in bluegrass, inspired by rock vocals and with an ever-expanding set list that draws from most musical styles, each GoodFellers show promises to be unique and entertaining. Versatility bolstered by award-winning musicianship has made the GoodFellers in demand all along the East Coast and beyond.
The GoodFellers have traveled throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe, constantly redefining their own unique Newgrass sound. Along the way, the band has recorded and performed thousands of songs from all music styles.
"Dirty Laundry" features the popular Don Henley song with the rich, earthy voice of Teddy Barncastle backed by the dynamic GoodFella's harmonies and arrangement.
The video was shot in North Carolina by Valerie Smith of Bell Buckle Records. They had a lot of fun recording the video and given the political and media climate, Valerie felt that it was a perfect release for the month of November during elections.
The GoodFellers Official Website
Edgy Bluegrass with strong, driving energy
A unique prison song with a story!
A bluegrass story song that describes "Momma's Kitchen Table" and the memories it brings to think about it!
Old Toy Trains
Circa Blue featuring Teri Chism
Songwriter: Roger Miller
Teri Chism: Lead vocal and bass
Steve Harris: Harmony vocal, guitar and banjo
Wayne Lanham: Harmony vocal, mandolin and fiddles
Cody Brown: Percussion
Recorded mixed and mastered by Will Shenk at Metier Mastering and Recording Studio
Mara Levine is a gifted singer whose expressive and versatile voice is suited to any style of music she darn well pleases to focus on including bluegrass, country or folk.
You Reap What You Sow" (Susan B. Shann) is the #1 song on the International Folk DJ Chart for November 2017!!!! The song was #16 for the year 2017 on the chart, and spent nineteen consecutive weeks as of May 18, 2018, and a total of 22 weeks so far on the Bluegrass Today Grassicana chart, peaking three times at #9!
NO MOUNTAIN GIRL / Dewey and Leslie Brown
Chart-Topping Folk Performer Mara Levine, whose latest album Facets Of Folk hit #1 on the Folk Alliance International Folk DJ charts and had nine songs featured among the Top 20. She has released a new video "Reap What You Sow"
Recorded with Claire Lynch and Irene Kelly, this song still remains on the top of the Grassicana charts for over 20 weeks. It was produced by Mike Pokalsky and engineered at Treehouse Studios with Tim Carter.
From a Distance (With Claire Lynch and Irene Kelly)
Filmed in Historic Bell Buckle, TN
Stock Footage Video Included
Edited by Valerie Smith
Camera Work: Josie Smith
Featured song, "Heaven" with Cia Cherryholmes and "Just a Few Old Memories" with Dave Adkins (Produced by Chad Darou/ Executive Producer and co-producer, Mike Pokalsky)
Jakobs Ferry Stragglers is excited to bring "The Straggle is Real" Live Album, it was recorded in October during a special show at The Church Recording Studio in Pittsburg, PA. The project captures the energy of JFS stage presence and showcases their greatest hits from all of their studio releases as well as a few new new songs! Stay tuned for an April 2020 full release.
Many people asked us if Jakob's Ferry Stragglers would record their cover version of 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton...here it is!
LIBBY EDDY: FIDDLE/LEAD VOCAL
GARY ANTOL: GUITAR/ HARMONY VOCAL
JODY MOSSER: DOBRO/VOCALS
PRODUCED BY GARY ANTOL
MIXED AND MASTERED BY WILL SHANKS
METIER MASTERING AND RECORDING STUDIOS
(Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia)