Clinchfield is four friends playing the music we've loved all our lives. Bluegrass, Americana, rockabilly, gospel, traditional country, honky tonk - it's a joyful thing! It's a labor of love to learn and refine the tunes, to honor the tradition, hone the harmonies, and put our original stamp on them as well. Our measure of success as a band is the joy we share wherever we play. We take that seriously, and we have a lot of fun too!
Price Range: $750-12000
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
It's going to be a fun mix of traditional bluegrass, country, honky tonk, rockabilly, and gospel. Plenty of instrumental tunes complement the two and three part harmonies you'll also hear. The occasional John Prine, John Hartford, or Lucinda Williams tune will show up as well! We have no shortage of prison songs, outlaw tunes, train disaster tunes, and the occasional mine disaster song. Someone may even yodel occasionally (though he's seeing a specialist about that!).
The chemistry we share on stage in palpable - we're friends and we've spent a lot of time refining our craft. Creating and sharing the joy of growing and performing is important to us. We enjoy what we do and our greatest satisfaction is seeing others enjoy it as well!
Professionalism is important to us as well - we want you to get the event you desired. We are happy to work with clients to add particular songs they enjoy, and can be very flexible to meet client needs.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all music lovers. All are welcome regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, or disability. Happy listening!
Clinchfield performed at our wedding, both the ceremony and cocktail hour and words really can't describe how happy we were with the whole experience. These guys are exceptionally talented, very kind and a delight to work with. From day one Sam was awesome to deal with as the point person of the group. He was extremely helpful and accommodating in song choices and helping us plan out the music for our big day. We felt like we had known the group for years the way they were so invested in making the day as perfect as possible and really focusing on giving us exactly what we wanted. Their performance was easily our favorite part of the wedding as well as our guests. The ceremony was more beautiful that I could have dreamed with their help in figuring out which song to walk down the aisle to. We came into this not really having a clue but just knowing we wanted bluegrass at our wedding and their expertise really made it seamless. Not only did we have the sense of an extremely personal wedding which was facilitated by their music and kindness, we felt as though we had made friends throughout the months of planning and investment we had with these guys. This is a very special group, if you have the chance to see them or have them play at your event you are in for a major treat!
A., Franklin, TN
Clinchfield sounded absolutely amazing at the Tennessee Honey Festival. They truly were a perfect fit for the venue, playing uplifting bluegrass music that appealed to a broad spectrum of people. Everyone at the festival commented on how awesome they sounded! We are so happy Clinchfield provided the true Tennessee sound we all wanted our attendees to experience.
- S., Hendersonville, TN
Clinchfield was a featured guest at our community neighborhood festival, and was a great partner in creating a great event. Their music was great, with lots of energy and talent, and was enjoyed by folks of all ages. As important to me as an event producer, they were professional and easy to work with, both in setting up the arrangements and the day of the show. This is a great band who are worthy of your time and attention.
J., Madison, TN
These guys are a no-brainer booking! Pleasant to communicate with, professional in every way, FANTASTIC MUSIC and a perennial favorite with our venue. Responsive to the crowd and highly requested. We try to book them as much as our schedule allows. A must-see!
Past Booked Events
|October 05, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|October 04, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Rehearsal dinner, Nashville|
|September 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|September 01, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding, Arkansas|
|August 09, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Red Silo Brewery, Cookeville, TN|
|August 03, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|July 06, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|June 15, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Grand Old Lady Hotel, Balsam, NC|
|June 01, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|May 26, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Corporate Event, Murray KY|
|May 18, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding reception, Nashville, TN|
|May 17, 2019 • 7:45pm - 9:15pm||Full Moon Picking Party, Nashville|
|May 04, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|April 06, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|March 05, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event, Nashville|
|March 02, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken, Wartrace, TN|
|February 12, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||East Trinity Eats!|
|February 03, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Nectar Urban Cantina Bluegrass Brunch|
|February 02, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||The Pickin Chicken|
We draw from several hundred tunes, but here are many that we regularly play:
99 years, Midnight Special, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Soldier's Joy, Rocky Top, Old Joe Clark, The Old Home Place, When the Roll is Called Up Yonder, Bonaparte's Retreat, Ashokan Farewell, Angeline the Baker, Leaning on You, Crazy Arms, Bill Cheatham, Old Dangerfield, Cold Frosty Morn, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, The Girl I Left Behind, Staten Island Hornpipe, Cuckoo's Nest, White Freightliner, In the Gravel Yard, Jesse James, John Hardy, Ragtime Annie, Arkansas Traveler, Red Haired Boy, Passing Through, Done Laid Around, Big Sandy River, Big Sciota, Eight More Miles to Louisville, More Pretty Girls than One, Blackberry Blossom, Remington Ride, Southern Flavor, I got Stripes, Fisher's Hornpipe, I Still Carry You Around, Hesitation Blues, Imitation of the Blues, Uneasy Rider, Big River, Folsom Prison Blues, I Wonder Where You Are Tonight, Clinch Mountain Backstep, Kitchen Girl, Cluck Old Hen, Rabbit in a Log, Loose Talk, All About You, Columbus Stockade Blues, Forked Deer, Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Straight A's in Love, Shotgun Boogie, Liberty, Union Maid, Georgia on a Fast rain, In the Jailhouse Now, Salt Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, Harvest Moon, Tennessee Waltz, Why You Been Gone So Long, Love Please Come Home, Passing Through, Wagon Wheel, Big Spike Hammer, If Loving You is Killing Me, New River Train, I'll Fly Away, Nine Pound Hammer, All Prayed Up, Gold Rush, Road to Columbus, June Apple, Fireball Mail, I've Just Seen The Rock of Ages,
Influences & Inspiration
Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, John Hartford, Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Bill Monroe, Kenny Baker, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Allison Krauss, Ray Price, BR5-49, Chris Thile, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Buck Owens, Bryan Sutton, David Grisman, Ralph Stanley, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Townes Van Zandt, Dwight Yoakam, Los Lobos, The Chieftains, The Pogues, Dolly Parton, Cindy Morgan, Nickel Creek.