We are proud to announce that our very own fiddle man himself, Mr. Joe McAunlty took first place at the Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention over the weekend! He competed in the bluegrass fiddle category with a smoking rendition of Beaumont Rag, accompanied on guitar by our very own Wade Yankey. This was Joe’s first instrument contest, and he came out on top, way to go Joe! Next up for us is our favorite festival of the year – Smoked County Jam, way up in Cross Fork, PA. Hope to see you there!
Greetings, friends and followers. All of the merch that you can buy at our shows is now available right here on our website. Just click the “Merchandise” tab above and check it out. All major credit cards and PayPal accounts accepted. Also, catch you tomorrow at the Millworks in Harrisburg, 10 pm-12:30 am. 20 different Pennsylvania beers on tap…
Next up for us – two shows in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Friday April 10th we return (after 5 years) to The Lancaster Dispensing Company‘s stage. A very cool pub in the downtown area that hosts music every weekend. Saturday April 11th we return to one of our favorites, McCleary’s Pub in Marietta (just outside Lancaster), one of the best sounding venues we play. Hope to see you there!
Hello folks! Next up for us is another trip down to Baltimore Maryland, this time to play The 8 X 10. We’ve made it to the final round of the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival battle of the bands along with three other talented bands. The 8 X 10 is a legendary music venue in the heart of the city, and we’re very excited to play there. We’d love to see you there! The winners of the contest get the opening slot at this year’s Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival in April. Be sure to tell them you came to see us at the door and before you leave! The judges are taking attendance into consideration to select the winner. We hope you can join us for this great night of bluegrass music!
Hello everyone. We have plenty of dates rolling in for 2015, check out the schedule page if you’re interested. Follow @colebrookroad on Twitter for quicker updates on new dates and upcoming gigs. Speaking of upcoming gigs, we’re at McCleary’s Public House in Marietta, PA this Friday the 16th for our first gig of 2015 and our first gig in over 4 months! Hope to see you there.
We had a great time on stage and back stage at Watermelon Park Fest! We won the band contest, and Wade won the mandolin contest! We got to hang out with some of our heroes (Sam Bush and Drew Emmitt to name a few), and we got to hang out with our good buddies and winners of last year’s band contest Grand Ole Ditch. We’ll be on the main stage next year representing Pennsylvania bluegrass at this great festival in northern Virginia.
That’s right, we took 1st place in the Watermelon Park band contest! This means we got to play for the festival crowd on Saturday, and we will have a Main Stage set at the 2015 Watermelon Park Fest.
In related news, our own Wade Yankey won himself the mandolin contest with a sizzling rendition of ‘Wild Fiddler’s Rag.’ Wade won a brand new Weber mandolin! Our guitarist/lead vocalist Jesse Eisenbise placed 2nd in the guitar contest amidst heavy competition playing ‘Beaumont Rag’ .
Add all this up and throw in a dash of meeting some awesome new people, meeting some of our heroes backstage, and some nice weather, it’s safe to say it was a very cool weekend. For more information on the Watermelon Park fest, click here.
See you around, look for us next weekend at the Little Buffalo Festival!