Heading to The 8 X 10

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!

New dates for 2015

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.

Watermelon Park Fest Winners!

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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.

The 2014 Watermelon Park Bluegrass Festival Contest winners are…


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!