Why hire Jim & Valerie Gabehart?
Bluegrass Music From The Hills of West Virginia. 5-time WV State Banjo Champion Jim Gabehart & guitar player/lead vocalist Valerie Gabehart have played from Canada to Florida, playing a variety of music --- incorporating instrumentals, a capella gospel, ballads, driving bluegrass, and original songs written by Jim. From festivals, concerts, weddings, political rallies, conventions, to every imagineable type of event, Jim & Valerie are experienced, professional, and anxious to discuss your event and how they can enhance it with their music. They also have a professional sound system and can provide both music and sound for the event.
Jim Gabehart: Banjo, vocals
Valerie Gabehart: Guitar, vocals
John "Buckwheat" Green: Bass, vocals
Brandon Shuping: Mandolin, vocals
In addition to the pioneers of bluegrass -- Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Osborne Brothers, The Country Gentlemen, J. D. Crowe & The New South, and later generation artists like Ricky Skaggs, Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band, music from other genres like Emmylou Harris, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, and The Eagles have been an influence.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 180 minutes
Mainstream bluegrass, with energy and originality. Variety holds an audience's attention and this group knows how to put a program together by blending traditional bluegrass, gospel, blazing instrumentals, humor, tear-jerking ballads, and original compositions.
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