Carolina Tradition is a five piece acoustic bluegrass group based in Benson, NC. Each of us share an addiction level love and desire for the music and is the catalyst on how we as friends came together as a band.
We love to perform and have traveled to several different states on the east coast. We welcome and appreciate all opportunites to share our music and establish new friends along the way.
So, if you like foot stompin music, good harmonies and gospel too....give us call..we would love to hear from you.910 514 7300...have a blessed day !
We hired Carolina Tradition for a corporate dinner function, it was a very international group and everyone loved them!! Tim was so easy to work with and the band as a whole is very professional- will definitely keep them in mind should another need arise!!
The Carolina Tradition Bluegrass Band is fantastic! They have played for my Dad's birthday party for several years and our guests always ask to have them back! They have a fun, easy-going style that the crowd loves. They always arrive in plenty of time to set-up and will work with you to make sure they play what you want to hear! They are truly a great band and we so enjoying hearing them!
They played our backyard wedding and were brilliant. Really tight and everyone enjoyed dancing away. Good communication with Tim throughout, really friendly, turned up on time and set up quick. You definitely made both me and the bride happy!!
I cannot express enough on how great this band performance was at our son's wedding. They played wonderful and was so nice to work with. I would certainly have them back for anything we have!
We have been listening to this band for several years and enjoy their music more and more each time we hear them. Last night they were playing at The Breeze Way Café and had a packed house. I had a lot of good comments about this band and we look to see them go far. We have a venue in our back yard (The Bentnickle) where they have played many times over the years and the crowd always go away happy. LaMar Tart
Carolina Tradition Bluegrass Band performed excellence at our St Patrick's Day Celebration. Very professional and interactive with the audience. They drew a crowd of new faces to the Breezeway Cafe which is always a welcome site. We done Carolina Tradition…looking to a return visit soon.
A month later and the residents of Carolina Meadows are still talking about what a wonderful time we all had with the Carolina Tradition Bluegrass Band. The group had us all tapping our toes and thoroughly enjoying the evening.
The music was tailored to our audience and we cannot wait to get them back....Fabulous and thank you all.
The name "Carolina Tradition" speaks for itself. The songs they share will lead you on a journey through time reminiscent of traditions we still embrace today. Their unlimited talent to play a variety of unique instruments is extraordinary. Invite them to bring back the memories of your heritage and traditions, I promise you will be glad you did.
Contracting with a band you do not know can be a gamble, but this group is genuinely interested in giving you a great performance. You can tell from the first conversation in booking to the packing up after their show that they truly enjoy playing an event. Not just up there for the money, they give you more that you pay for. If you want more than just good bluegrass/folk/gospel music where you feel like you've known them for years, make this the group for all your events.
What to Expect
We can entertain all age groups. Our music covers many appetites and if you like live music with energy and great harmonies then you will like us. The band is completely equipped with sound and stage systems for large or small venues, also small functions can be completely acoustic if requested.
Typically bands specify their time on stage during performances ( example 2x 45 min sets ) as we do for stage shows. However if you hire us for a special event, wedding, fund raiser , church function , customer appreciation etc...we can work with you and perform around your special functions , presentations or announcements.
Ryan Wenzel- BASS an amazing Bass player from Sanford, NC. Ryan has been playing and performing multiple genres of music all his life including being the bass player for the US ARMY Band. We are fortunate to have him on board, he compliments the band with his unique approach and technique of playing.
Caleb Knox- MANDOLIN-VOCALS- The newest and youngest member of the band from Bunn, NC. His skills on the mandolin complement the band tremendously and will catch your attention when he performs. Caleb and his Dad are well known for their great performances near Raleigh and the surrounding area.
TIM BRYANT -BANJO -Vocals-from Benson NC and founding member of the group, grew up near Baltimore Maryland however his family roots were well founded in Pocahontas County WV. He started playing banjo in 2004 when his uncle Sanford Bryant , banjo player for the Bluegrass Gems and Old Line Drive asked if he wanted to learn..he did. On his first lesson Sanford handed him a Gibson Banjo with the proclamation " keep it as long as you want but if it goes under the bed you have to give it back. " Tim's love for bluegrass has been imprinted since childhood with influences such as: The Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, JD Crowe and Jim Mills
Tim Glasson- GUITAR-VOCALS-From Sanford , NC. Tim brings a seasoned lead vocal to the group. He is an avid fisherman " salt water " and still finds time to play with the band. A multi-instrumentalist Tim plays rhythm guitar for the group and his bluesy approach to bluegrass vocally contribute to the musics genre variety.
DAVE HAMLET- DOBRO-GUITAR-VOCALS-A lifetime resident of North Carolina Dave brings a banquet of talent and experience to the group. The newest member of CTBB, perhaps, but no stranger to performing. From Angier, NC Dave is a staple in the local bluegrass community and we are privileged to have him. His primary instrument is the dobro and what a fine job he does however his skills are not limited there. Have you ever heard of one of those people who can play anything....guitar, banjo etc..and sing too! Dave is the owner and craftsman at Hambones Leather in Angier.
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party , Summerfiels NC|
|April 14, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Cocktail Party, Chapel Hill|
|April 16, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Bellamy Center , Clinton , NC|
|May 12, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||POPS BIRTHDAY PARTY , Sanford NC|
|August 18, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Benson Gospel Barn|
|October 15, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Bellamy Center, Clinton , NC|
Past Booked Events
|March 15, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Black Rock Winery , Carthage NC|
|December 31, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||NYE at the Bent Nickle|
|December 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Randall and Linda's bluegrass barn , benson nc|
|November 28, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||NCSU SORORITY EVENT, Greenville, NC|
|November 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event, Hillsboro NC|
|November 09, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Four Oaks Bank Annual FISH FRY Benson, NC|
|October 29, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Client Festival, Chapel Hill NC|
|October 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Rehearsal. Laurinburg, NC|
|October 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party , Greensboro NC|
|October 01, 2017 • 11:00am - 3:15pm||Wake Forest Church of GOD|
|September 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Smith Farms, Coats N|
|September 18, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Bellamy Center|
|September 16, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Private Birthday Party, Timberlake NC|
|September 01, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Pre Game Celebration Cal Alumni Cal Athletics/Pig Pickin at the Horse Farm 240 Ever After La Apex|
|August 04, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Java House, Bunn, NC|
|June 03, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Down Home Show with the Tar River Orchestra, Rocky Mount, NC|
|June 02, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Private Cocktail Party , Chapel Hill NC|
|May 25, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert in the park, Depot Park Sanford NC|
|May 15, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Bellamy Center, Clinton, NC|
|May 13, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party, Sanford NC|
|May 06, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party , Pikeville NC|
|May 06, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Ham and Yam fest , Smithfield, NC|
|April 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Woodleif Communications Private Party, Raleigh NC|
|April 08, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||THE FRESH MARKET GRAND OPENING|
|April 01, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Rolesville Summer Concert Series, Nature Park Dr|
|April 01, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||THE FRESH MARKET GRAND OPENING|
|March 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Pig Pickin, private party, Garner, NC|
|March 25, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||THE FRESH MARKET GRAND OPENING|
|March 18, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Sandhills Tractor Show, lillington, NC|
|January 21, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Private Party|
|December 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Lorraine's Coffee House , Garner NC|
|November 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||FOUR OAKS BANK FISH FRY, Benson NC|
|November 05, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Pick pickin private party, Fayetteville NC|
|October 22, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Oak City Brewing Co Festival, Knightdale, NC|
|October 16, 2016 • 3:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding, Burlington, NC|
|October 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||ONE HOMELESS NIGHT CONCERT, Stewart Theater, Dunn NC|
|October 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Prissy Polly's , kernersville , NC 6 pm|
|September 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival , Stella NC|
|September 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Goodtimes cafe , Angier, NC|
|September 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bellamey Center, 630PM, Clinton, NC|
|September 10, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding , Durham , NC|
|August 20, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Garner Birthday party 5 PM garner|
|August 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Good time Cafe, Angier NC|
|July 04, 2016 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Atria Oakridge Living Community, Raleigh , NC|
|June 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||City of Jacksonville summer concert series 6pm|
|June 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Smith Farms hwy 55 Coats , NC|
|June 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Rehearsal , Stem, NC|
|June 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Red Barn Farmers Mkt Music Festival, Murfreesboro nc|
|June 03, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:15pm||Colin Wilson Fundraiser, Gospel Tabernacle Church, Dunn NC|
|May 28, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Cambridge Hills ALC, Roxboro NC|
|May 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nash Community College Blue Fest 8am|
|May 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Red Barn Bluegrass Festival, Aulander, NC|
|May 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bellamey Center 630PM, Clinton NC|
|April 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding, Charlottesville, Va|
|April 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||COJO BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Salemburg, NC|
|March 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Newton Grove Methodist Church Backpackers Fundraiser , 630 pm|
|March 19, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Sandhills Antique tractor show lillington, nc|
|March 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pop's Bluegrass Birthday Bash, Sanford NC|
|February 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Prissy Polly's , kernersville, nc 6 pm|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lorraine's Coffee House Christmas Party|
|December 06, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Mule City Mule Assoc. Christmas party, Benson, NC|
|December 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||NC Workhorse Assoc. Newton Grove NC|
|November 08, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Relay for life at Lorraine's coffee house , 2 pm|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party , Newton Grove, NC|
|November 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Four Oaks Bank Fish Fry, Benson NC|
|October 30, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Rehearsal, front st. New Bern , NC 8-1030 pm|
|October 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wake Forest Church Fall Festival|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding in Sanford, NC|
|October 23, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||MESDA 50th Anniversary , Old Salem, NC 7-9 pm|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||NC Children's Promise Fundraiser , Moorehead City, NC|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Claws and paws music concert Clarksville ,VA|
|October 09, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Ice House , Selma , NC|
|October 03, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Reserved for Wedding|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||White Oak Shores Bluegrass festival, Stella, NC|
|September 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lorraine's Coffee House , Garner , NC|
|September 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Four Oaks Chamber Music in the Park, Barber Grove Park, 6:30-8:30|
|Tim Bryant||banjo / harmony vocals|
|Tim Glasson||guitar / lead vocal|
We have a full sound system that can be set up by the band members prior to the event. Electrical connection is required.