Why hire The Idle Time Band?
We're a group of bluegrass musicians looking for a chance to have some fun. Our band instruments consists of banjo, bass, dobro, guitar, & mandolin. We are available for all types of events from weddings, barbeques, birthday parties, graduation parties, & anniversaries to corporate business parties. Our music is traditionally based bluegrass to progressive hard-driving acoustic new grass. We like Flatt & Scruggs, Boxcars, Del McCoury, Lonesome River Band, Bluegrass Album Band, Mountain Heart, Tony Rice, Ronnie Bowman, The Isaacs, The Primitive Quartet, Johnny Cash, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Seldom Scene, Charlie Waller & Country Gentleman.
We are a 5-piece bluegrass band based out of Taylorsville, NC. John Treadway is on banjo, Russell Loudermelk on mandolin, Billy Anderson on Bass, Bobby Heffner on guitar, & Eric Childers on the dobro. You may search the web to find our home page site. All of us have been playing for several years in various bands. We have a hard driving sound steeped in traditional roots that sounds as good as any weekend warrior band on the bluegrass circuit today. We would classify ourselves as semi-professional musicians and singers while holding down professional day jobs.
Billy Anderson: Bass Fiddle, Lead & Tenor Vocals
Bobby Hefner: Guitar- Lead Vocals
Eric Childers: Dobro- Lead Vocals
John Treadway: Banjo- Baritone Vocals
Russell Loudermelk: Mandolin- Lead, Tenor, Baritone, Bass Vocals
The Lonesome River Band, Lou Reid & Carolina, The Bluegrass Album Band, Ronnie Bowman, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Randy Kohrs, Kim Gardner, Tony Rice, J.D.Crowe, Josh Graves; All of the above are major influences.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 240 minutes
You are sure to experience a lively show that interacts well with the audience. We like to cut up just a little bit while maintaining the intent of the show; to have a good time and play Bluegrass!
Clear communication between our band & planner.
We can supply our own sound system.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Birthday Party, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Festival, Graduation, Holiday Party, Private Party, Restaurant, Wedding Reception
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