The Local Boys are a band that has been waiting for the appellation "Americana", as "Bluegrass" just doesn't cover the material they do. With all members deeply rooted in traditional music, they have a love for the musical styles that influenced and evolved from old time, country, and bluegrass.
The Local Boys were great! They kept folks entertained with great bluegrass music, both the folks sitting in the amphitheater and the visitors milling around at our other vendors. Would definitely recommend them at festivals and other events.
The Local Boys performed for our Summer on the Square event to be held on the county courthouse lawn. Due to a steamy stormy evening, we moved the event to our rainsite, The Hiddenite Center's Educational Complex. The Local Boys were flexible, efficient in setup, and ready for performance in spite of a change of original location. The Band engaged with the audience and presented a variety of vocal and instrumentals that appealed to all ages. Our audience was children through senior adult that visibly enjoyed the talent and excitement brought to our stage by The Local Boys! Thank you!
We hired The Local Boys to play at our backyard reception/4th of July party and we were thrilled with their performance. They provided great atmosphere and played a range of songs, including several well-known contemporary songs with a bluegrass/Americana twist. Many of our guests commented on how good they were. I would highly recommend The Local Boys for any event!
Response from The Local Boys:
Thank you for the kind words! We enjoyed being part of your celebration!
Price Range: $500-$5000
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The Local Boys are experienced, prompt, and professional. From inquiry to performance, clients can contact the band with ease. Eager to accommodate, The Local Boys will ensure every detail is covered. These include arrival time, dress code, song selection, etc.
The day of, you will see a band that is prompt and ready to entertain! On stage, they are fun-loving and interactive with their audience. Intuitive and aware, The Local Boys will sculpt their set lists to enhance your and your guests experience.
The Local Boys are fairly standard in their acoustic instrumental arrangement. Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, and Bass. With additional musicians/instruments available upon request, they can accommodate as a duo act, all the way to a large production band! They have four superb vocalists, who sing lead, as well as harmonies. This gives them an unparalleled ability to find the perfect combination of voices to render any song. The fiddle player is also an accomplished, classical violinist. Perfect for the seating of guests, wedding ceremonies, and more!
The Local Boys have performed at Merlefest the last 18 years running. In addition, they've hosted the Plaza Stage with the late, Grammy award winning, Tut Taylor. They actively participate in the outreach program, sponsored by Merlefest, bringing music to surrounding area schools. Look for them at the festival this year!
Additional Booking Notes
With only the need to access a power source, The Local Boys can provide any and all necessary sound equipment.
Extreme temperatures, in either direction, can affect musicians and their instruments. If temperatures are extremely warm, the band may request a tent and/or fan. If extremely cool, a source of heat.
Past Booked Events
|September 01, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding - Abingdon, VA|
|June 08, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner - Charlotte, NC|
|April 29, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC|
|April 28, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC|
|April 27, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC|
|April 26, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC|
|October 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 14, 2017 • 4:30pm - 10:30pm||Wedding|
|October 07, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Brushy Mountain Apple Festival|
|September 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 16, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Festival|
|September 01, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|August 19, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Family Reunion|
|July 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||4th of July Celebration|
|July 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|June 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Engagement Party|
|May 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|April 30, 2017 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Merlefest|
|April 29, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Merlefest|
|April 28, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Merlefest|
|April 27, 2017 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Merlefest|
|April 08, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||1841 Cafe|
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Brown Eyed Girl
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Nine Pound Hammer
Old Home Place
Sittin' On Top of the World
Song For Life
Why Don't You Tell Me So
...and many more!
Influences & Inspiration
The Country Gentlemen, Flatt and Scruggs, Tony Rice, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Bluegrass Album Band, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett, Acoustic Syndicate, Van Morrison, The Woodies, and many more!
Access to power. Additional requirements may be necessary.