We are a talented trio offering a variety of bluegrass, Americana and progressive music. We have performed at venues from quiet music to eat dinner by to birthday parties , rehearsal dinners and bluegrass festivals.
Price Range: $300 and up, depending on distance
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
We provide a lively mix of bluegrass and Americana music with a few well known rock tunes bluegrass style. We are more than happy to play requests for guests, to the best of our ability. We can be as casual or dressy as your event requires.
A talented banjo player who is also incredibly skilled on mandolin and guitar. Dale has an extensive musical history including many other bands such as Charlie Thompson & Bottom County Bluegrass and The Grim Pickers, just to name a couple. Dale has a distinctive melodic playing style that demonstrates what a mastered musician he truly is.
Born and raised in St. Mary’s County, Woody Norris has been playing guitar since he was 9 years old and banjo since he was 12. After experimenting with several different musical genres he has returned to his bluegrass roots. He credits Doc Watson and Tony Rice for influencing his flat-picking style.
He began playing lead guitar with the Spoon Creek Band in 2007 and continues to perform with this long standing traditional bluegrass group. He has added lead and harmony singing to his many talents.
Woody is one of the founding members of Fifteen Strings. Watch his fingers fly on that Martin guitar . . . you will be mesmerized!
Tom Cratty was born and raised in Hyattsville, MD, spending his summers in Calvert County, along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. He started playing music when he was 42 years old, learning dobro, then guitar and vocals. He began playing bass at the age of 51. He enjoys listening to Blues, Old Country and Bluegrass. He credits his love of Bluegrass to Flatt & Scruggs and Reno & Smiley.
He began playing guitar with the Jack Tippett Band, then in 2010 joined Spoon Creek, playing the bass. He continues to perform with this long-standing bluegrass group.
Tom is one of the founding members of Fifteen Strings. He has now added electric bass to his repertoire. Come hear them and witness how good he has become as he continues to hone his skills as a bass player and vocalist..
Additional Booking Notes
We provide all our own staging and sound equipment. All we ask is to have electricity available.
Past Booked Events
|October 28, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Bluegrass for Hospice|
Our set list is always changing. We try to add new songs on a regular basis . . . but to name a few:
Vincent Black Lightning, Redwood Hill, 30 Years of Farming, Long Long Night, Carolina in the Fall, Jimmy Brown, Wagon Wheel, Dry Run Creek, Beatles Medley, Up on the Blue Ridge, Proud Mary, I Am A Pilgrim, Dueling Banjos, Foggy Mountain Special, Sledd Ridin’, Rounder 21, Up 18 North, Long Gone, Jack of the Woods, Ragtime Annie, The Butcher Boy, Red-Haired Boy, Old Home Place, Black Mountain Rag, Country Roads, Just Like You, Big Spike Hammer, Bringing Mary Home, Bluefield, I Saw the Light, Two Little Boys, Alabama Bound, John Hardy, Remington Ride, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Daniel Boone, Under the Boardwalk, My Bucket’s Got A Whole In It, Sea of Life, I’m On Fire, Eli Renfro, Where the Corn Don’t Grow, Cuckoo, May the Circle Be Unbroken, Last Train from Poor Valley, Blue Virginia Blue, Morning in May, Love for an Angel, Billy McGee the Drummer Boy, Daddy and the Wine, Last Day at Gettysburg, Dust on the Bible, No Place to Run, You’re Not a Drop in the Bucket, I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name, There is a Trap, Mother’s Bible, I Know You’re Married, It Ain’t Nothin’ To Me, and Carolyn the Teenage Queen
Influences & Inspiration
There are too many influences to name, but a few are: JD Crowe and the New South, The Kruger Brothers, Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.
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