Cane Creek String Band:
"If you're keen on experiencing the crisp mountain air and cold springs of Appalachia sans the uphill drive, give the Cane Creek String Band a listen." -Charleston City Paper
The Cane Creek String Band brings a high-energy, hard-driving blend of upbeat old-time Appalachian dance tunes and traditional old-time songs that are wowing Lowcountry audiences since forming in 2012.
They are an authentic old-time string band from Charleston, SC, made up of a revolving group of traditional musicians with a common passion for old- time music. They feature a diversity of instruments including the clawhammer banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass, drum, bones, washboard, and harmony vocals. If you like American Traditional Music - old time, bluegrass, Americana folk, you will love the Cane Creek String Band.
Cane Creek String Band's all- star lineup for the Charleston Music Hall performance will be Lane Gregory- Guitar/Vocals; Edwin McAllister- Clawhammer Banjo / Vocals; Marci Shore - Fiddle; and featuring Fuller Condon- Bass; and Steven Sandifer – Drums, Bones, Washboard.
Cane Creek String Band's mission is to preserve the tunes and traditions of “ old-time” music, the fiddle-and rhythm- intensive tradition that gave birth to bluegrass. Before Bill Monroe created bluegrass there were dance tunes - many influenced by Irish and English tradition and then inflected with African rhythms - that were played all over the U.S. Old time string bands, which usually played for dancers, tended to play long tunes, to sit while they performed, and to avoid the solo instrumentals that define bluegrass.
Cane Creek String Band members have played at many great Charleston venues including Awendaw Green, The Charleston Pour House, Seanachai Social Club, the Southeastern Wildlife expo, Firefly Distillery, Lagare Farms, and the Surf Bar. Cane Creek also enjoys playing for weddings and special events.
Dallas Baker & Friends:
Dallas Baker is a native of the greater Charleston, South Carolina area. He now resides on James Island with his lovely fiance, three step-children, two rescue dogs, and the newest addition to the family a mini-rex bunny named, Mcnugget. His passions are being a full time pastry chef, playing music, yoga, surfing, and kayaking. Dallas first started his music career playing heavy metal as a teenager at local music venues. Later on he found his niche in the Bluegrass/Folk/Americana genre. His love for Bluegrass music grew as a member in the band, Steel Rollers. Steel Rollers was known around town for being a rowdy bluegrass band. They brought in a lively and fun crowd to the Charleston Pour House as well as other local music venues in Charleston. After parting ways with Steel Rollers Dallas started up his own band, Dallas Baker & Friends. Dallas describes his music as Lowcountry Bluegrass with a dash of Americana. Dallas Baker & Friends have recorded a 9 track EP with Plowground Productions on Johns Island by Jim Donnelly. You can get a copy of his album for a suggested donation at any of his shows. Eventually DB&F became a side project for Dallas after he and a co-worker started up the band, Big John Belly. As a member in Big John Belly, Dallas played bass, harmonica, and vocals. Dallas is proud of his accomplishment as a BJB member winning ‘Up and Coming Act’ by Charleston City Paper Music Awards. As much as Dallas enjoyed being a member in BJB he wanted to persue his love for bluegrass and americana music.Dallas keeps himself busy with Dallas Baker & Friends and sitting in with other established local bands. You can typically see DB&F at the Charleston Pour House every Thursday 6:30-9:30, as well as the Charleston Music Hall, Holy City Brewing, Seanachai Social Pub, Surf Bar, Awendaw Green, James Island County Park, Johns Island Farmers Market, Palmetto Brewery, and other favorite local venues.
Founded in 2006 by guitarist Sandy Nivens and mandolin player Keith McCullough, the Bluestone Ramblers are a Lowcountry bluegrass band headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to Nivens and McCullough, Gary Payne on the banjo, Shawn Beckner on the bass, and Derek Deakins on the fiddle. Hailing from varied and distinct Southern backgrounds, their sound is heavily influenced by the likes of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Seldom Scene, and Hot Rize. The quintet is a staple on stage across the Carolinas with headlining appearances at the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, Harvest Festival, in addition to private events.