Carolina Crossroads is a Florence, SC based bluegrass band, featuring gospel, traditional and contemporary bluegrass.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
We strive to fit the music and concert for the event. It's always family friendly with no distasteful language or attitudes.
We do our best to connect with our audience, using humor as well as our music to ensure everyone enjoys the event.
Carolina Crossroads is a Florence, SC based bluegrass band, featuring gospel and traditional bluegrass.
The "house band" for a local BBQ restaurant for several years, we play local events such as revivals, church services, family reunions, birthdays, and festivals. Our performances are always tasteful and entertaining for the entire family.
We have released 2 CDs: God's Been Good to Me and All American Bluegrass.
Contact us for your next event!
Playing rhythm guitar and singing lead is Ernie McCormick. Ernie, was born in Florence, SC and sang Southern Gospel music for many years before joining the bluegrass band. He is an active church member and sings in the choir. He resides on his family farm just outside of Florence.
Playing banjo and singing low harmony is Jerel Barnes. He began playing guitar at age 14 and the banjo during the year 2000. Jerel has his own unique style and sound. He was born in Lexington, NC, and now makes his home in the Mars Bluff area of Florence, SC.
Playing mandolin and singing high harmony is Charlie Calder. Charlie, born in the Elim area of Florence, SC, began playing guitar at the age of 12 and the mandolin in the earlier 90’s. Charlie grew up and cut his teeth on bluegrass music. He lives with his family in the Oakdale area of Florence, SC.
We have several local musicians that play bass with us depending upon the event.
Additional Booking Notes
We have several sound systems we can provide, based on the venue and number of people in attendance.
We have a bluegrass gospel and traditional bluegrass set, and can entertain for two hours easily if needed.
Bluegrass gospel songs include but or not limited to:
Jesus Hold My Hand, Prayer Bells of Heaven, God's Been Good to Me, Just a Little Talk with Jesus, All Prayed Up, Walking in Jerusalem, House of Gold, Wayfaring Stranger, Rank Stranger, Old Crossroads, Meeting in the Air, etc.
Traditional Bluegrass songs include but not limited to:
Blue Moon of Kentucky, Shady Grove, Ole Slewfoot, Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms, My Little Girl in Tennessee, Kentucky Borderline, When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again, John Henry, Winter's Come and Gone, Rocky Top, Are You Missing Me, Paradise, Some Dark Holler, Cumberland River, Big City, etc.
|Ernie McCormick||Lead singer, guitar|
|Charlie Calder||Mandolin, lead and harmony singer|
|Jerel Barnes||Banjo, lead and harmony singer|
Influences & Inspiration
Doyle Lawson, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Rhonda Vincent, Dailey and Vincent, Merle Haggard.
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