Bluegrass Music From The Hills of West Virginia. 5-time WV State Banjo Champion Jim Gabehart & guitar player/lead vocalist Valerie Gabehart have played from Canada to Florida, playing a variety of music --- incorporating instrumentals, a capella gospel, ballads, driving bluegrass, and original songs written by Jim. From festivals, concerts, weddings, political rallies, conventions, to every imagineable type of event, Jim & Valerie are experienced, professional, and anxious to discuss your event and how they can enhance it with their music. They also have a professional sound system and can provide both music and sound for the event.
Outstanding mix of new tunes of their own, which seemed already "vintage" in the way they were written and performed, with classic bluegrass tunes, including even lesser known beauties such as Flatt and Scruggs version of Home Sweet Home.
Highly recommend for sure.
Response from Jim & Valerie Gabehart:
Thank you for the kind words. We always try to please our audience and present ourselves in a professional manner. Best wishes to Katie and Matt for a lifetime of happiness.
Price Range: (phone number hidden)
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Mainstream bluegrass, with energy and originality. Variety holds an audience's attention and this group knows how to put a program together by blending traditional bluegrass, gospel, blazing instrumentals, humor, tear-jerking ballads, and original compositions.
Past Booked Events
|September 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|Jim Gabehart||Banjo, vocals|
|Valerie Gabehart||Guitar, vocals|
|John "Buckwheat" Green||Bass, vocals|
|Brandon Shuping||Mandolin, vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
In addition to the pioneers of bluegrass -- Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Osborne Brothers, The Country Gentlemen, J. D. Crowe & The New South, and later generation artists like Ricky Skaggs, Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band, music from other genres like Emmylou Harris, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, and The Eagles have been an influence.