Acoustic rock band that's a little bit bluegrass, country, soul, rock and jazz. Specializing in original songs and covers suitable for any age audience. A perfect addition to your next event!
I first met The Bushels at Music to your Mouth, food and wine festival at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. We have now worked together a numerous occasions both weddings and corporate groups. They are my go-to all time favorites for bluegrass & southern rock. I love how you catch yourself singing along and realize it a classic song that now as a great bluegrass twist. All you need are some roasted oysters, cold beer, and The bushels!
I am so thrilled I hired the Bushels for my event. They came highly recommended from a few of my contacts in the music industry in Charleston. Their manager was so easy to work with in terms of booking and logistics. The Bushels' performance could not have been more fabulous. Their performance and sound were excellent. They have great stage presence. I would highly recommend them and would hire them again.
We were looking for an acoustic guitarist/ singer to sing and play a wedding entrance song and walkout song. We were out of state and were unable to meet with a musician before the wedding. The Bushells contacted us and within hours of posting the add, had sent us a recording of their Gutiartist Jim Algar (YouTube man of a thousand voices) playing the two songs. He nailed both of them and was hired without having to hear anyone else. He arrived early and was set on the beach before we arrived. I was worried about the acoustics and he did a sound check with me. He did an amazing job playing the songs for us and then even stayed a little longer while the photographer took pictures and he played some nice songs to keep the wedding party entertained. Very reasonably priced and amazing all around. Thanks guys.
Super professional and easy going. It was a pleasure working with the bushels. Highly recommend this talented band.
Response from The Bushels:
Thank you Kristin! Kudos to you on a well executed event!
The Bushels are amazingly talented! They were an absolute pleasure to work with and kept our event in a wonderful groove the entire time. Professional and pleasant people I would hire them again in a second!
Response from The Bushels:
Thank you so much Jodi 😊 We enjoyed working with you too!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
Professional four piece band that will engage your guests. Plays original songs and extensive range of covers from most decades.
Typically a unit of mass or weight, a bushel is relative to the standard measurement of a commodity—a bushel of barley may not equal a bushel of oysters. In much the same way, trying to define The Bushels as a band depends on how much weight you assign their influences: bluegrass, country, soul, rock, and jazz.
“We get tagged as a bluegrass band due to the instruments,” says mandolin playing singer Mal Jones, “but we’re really an acoustic rock band with lots of dynamics…and that lets us go into different areas.”
In 2010, the group released Wood & Steel—a seven-song studio collaboration between Jones, brothers Jim (guitar) and Whitt Algar (double bass), and banjoist Guilds Hollowell. It was the follow-up to their 2009 EP, Blacktree, which includes “Sweet T.” A hard-charging, Appalachian-style number, it's a favorite of the guys that own Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka...they use it as a theme song.
In March 2013 the band released it’s 3rd record,….self-titled, THE BUSHELS. Recorded at Mantis Studios over the course of the winter of 2012 the sound is a natural evolvement from their past recordings. “We’ve added lots of musical color to this record; drums,
piano, organ, pedal steel, violin and some great backing vocals. There are some new tunes and some older tunes reworked for this bigger band. All of those influences are in the mix. We are looking forward to getting it out there and having it heard.”
Additional Booking Notes
Need 20'x6' area to set up and a 3 prong outlet or extension cord within 6' of play area. Band provides own sound for audiences up to approx. 300 people. Water requested at stage area for band.
Past Booked Events
|August 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 03, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Grand Opening|
|March 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 16, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 24, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 23, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 24, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 22, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 02, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 28, 2016 • 12:15pm - 2:45pm||Barrels and Bluegrass Festival|
|May 27, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|May 23, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 12, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 05, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|April 29, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|April 26, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Edmund's Oast|
Covers - Billie Jean, Black Water, Boots were made for walking, Built for Comfort, Call me the breeze, Copperhead Road, Can't always get what you want, Dance Dance Dance, Feel like Making love, Fire on the Mountain, Cripple Creek, Folsom Prison Blues, Friend of the Devil, Gloria, Helpless, Hey Hey What Can I Do, I Shot the Sheriff, Isn't She Lovely, Lay Down Sally, Let's Get It On, Maggie, Man of Constant Sorrow, Miss Ohio, Ring of Fire, That's Alright Mama, Tupelo Honey, Wagon Wheel, Vegas, The Weight, Wicked Game, Watchtower, Fearless Heart, Walk The Line
Influences & Inspiration
Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Doobie Brothers Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle, The Band, Chris Isaak, Michael Jackson to name a few
20'x6' stage area
3 prong outlet or extension cord within 6' of set up area
water for band at stage