The Carl Towns Band has now merged with Barefoot Nellie & Company!
Bluegrass/Gospel music from the Appalachian foothills featuring dynamic vocals from Carl Towns, surrounded by excellent musicians. Surrounded by fabulous musicians, the Carl Towns Band can play anything from Hard driving instrumentals to country-style waltzes. A band for all seasons!
Carl also offers solo performances of Bluegrass/Gospel music.
Price Range: $600 and up.
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
BFN&Co. compiles impressive driving, darker arrangements, blending standard traditional bluegrass with a more innovative approach. The band's heart lies in writing, arranging and playing originals that will be featured in upcoming shows and recordings.
We try to mix our sets with a variety of peppy to slow, gospel(if wanted) and secular music. Oldies and Newies of Bluegrass music.
Carl Towns and his band merged last year with Barefoot Nellie & Co. (We are in the process of changing the act name from "Carl Towns Band" to "barefoot Nellie & Co." here on Gig Salad.
Barefoot Nellie & Co. is a smooth driving Bluegrass band based out of Chattanooga, TN. The group was founded in 2007 by Eric and August Bruce. In 2010 BFN&CO released their debut CD South River. In 2012, PBS TV Series "Song of the Mountains", Season 7, Episode 5 featured BFN&CO. 2014 has proven to be an extra fun year with Bluegrass band contest wins at Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro, TN and Bluegrass on the Plains in Auburn, AL where the band won recording time at Mountain Fever Studios in Willis, VA.
Most recently, BFN&CO. placed 8th in the International Bluegrass Band Competition at SPBGMA in Feburary of 2018. We are now booking for 2018-19 season.
Additional Booking Notes
We normally prefer the "One-Mic" system, where we gather around as if in a jam session and pick and grin.
If necessary, we have a sound system for small to medium venues that works well.
If the venue prefers, they can provide sound, either of the one-mic variety or individual mics for each vocal and instrument.
Past Booked Events
|September 14, 2018 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Nine Mile Bluegrass Festival|
|July 28, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Ocoee River Jam|
|July 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Circle E Ranch BGF|
|June 23, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Nine Mile Bluegrass Festival|
|June 17, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Father's Day event|
|June 09, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Tim's Extrvaganza Summer Hoedown|
|May 03, 2018–May 07, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00am||Boxcar Pinion Fesrtival|
|April 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cleveland Cowboy Church|
|March 23, 2018–March 24, 2018 • 10:00pm - 1:00am||Sporting Event|
|March 08, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||The Feed Co. Table and Tavern Restaurant|
|December 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The High Lonesome Hayride|
|December 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The High Lonesome Hayride|
|December 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The High Lonesome Hayride|
|December 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The High Lonesome Hayride|
|November 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The High Lonesome Hayride|
|November 12, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Grand Opening - Dennis Used Cars|
|November 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The High Lonesome Hayride|
|November 06, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Chastain Park Arts Festival|
|November 05, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Private Party|
|November 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The High Lonesome Hayride|
Blue Yodel #3
Old Home Place
Misty Mountain Morning
Lord I Hope This Day is good
Little Georgia Rose
Down the Road
I Feel the Blues Moving In
I’ll Stay Around
On and On
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Influences & Inspiration
Doyle Lawson, Alison Krauss, IIIrd TYME OUT, Osborne Bros. Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Flatt and Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and many more.
One Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic
Mixer with Phantom power and appropriate speakers
DI Box for Bass
For provided sound: Three Vocals, 5 instruments
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