Wilson Pickins is excited to announce the addition of the NC based, traditional bluegrass and gospel band CAROLINA BLUE to their very talented team of bluegrass artists.
Carolina Blue has been together since 2007, releasing four projects, the most recent, SOUNDS OF KENTUCKY GRASS, on the Poor Mountain Records label, which they signed with this past February. The founding members, Bobby Powell and Tim Jones released "Nothing So Blue" in 2007, spurring the formation of the band and ultimately launching them into what has become a successful bluegrass music venture.
The Brevard, NC area band, whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, has a repertoire consisting of original songs; including Tim Jones' "Spring Will Bring Flowers", which was recorded by 2014 IBMA entertainers of the year Balsam Range; and many bluegrass and gospel favorites, all arranged and performed in their signature traditional style. They have become known for their commanding stage presence, wit and outstanding musical and vocal skills.
Current Carolina Blue members are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Tim Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals, James McDowell on banjo and vocals and Greg Moore on fiddle. The group has achieved a large following among Southeast bluegrass fans and have begun to travel outside of the region as well, recently traveling to play shows in Maine and Pennsylvania.
“Carolina Blue is a complete band. They have all the right elements that a great
band needs. Great singing, great musicianship, and great original songs. I've been
a fan for several years now. Glad to call them my friends.”
- Tim Surrett, Bass player with Balsam Range
Many have enjoyed the well known theatrical videos for Carolina Blue songs "Johnny Walker" and "The Ballad Of Flem Galloway" and the band looks forward to being able to bring more of their songs to life through similar videos in the future.
Anyone looking to book Carolina Blue can contact Wilson Pickins Promotions through their website or directly at 864-359-7999.