Accomplishments

Released their first ALL ORIGINAL album "Forever It Will Be" in August of 2013.
 
Played the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC in June of 2013.
 
Opened up for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver in April of 2013.
 
"Ditch Diggin' Blues" finished at number 17 in WNCW radio's top 50 bluegrass albums for 2009.
 
Six albums have been produced in the last seven years, including the 2008 release of Tom's solo disc, "Fresh Preserves".
 
A top eight finish in the 2007 season of the CMT online video competition for Tom's song, "Black Sedan". (The only all acoustic band in the competition).
 
2003 IBMA Showcase Band
 
#10 Best Bluegrass Album on WNCW for 2002
 
#10 Best bluegrass Album on WNCW for 2004
 
#9 Best Bluegrass album on WNCW for 2006
 
#54 of WNCW’s top 100 Albums of the year for 2004
 
Article in Bluegrass Now Magazine, April 2005
 
“Highlight” review in Bluegrass Unlimited, August 2005
 
Top eight finish in CMT’s Music City Madness online video contest, Feb. 2007 for their video of the song,” Black Sedan.”
 
Pickin' at Chimney Rock 2002 -opening act for David Holt and The Cockman Family
 
March 2007 - Finished in the top eight of the CMT contest “Music City Madness” with their video “Black Sedan.”
 
April – 2007 Traveled to Majorca Spain to play for the Bailey Mountain Cloggers in The World Folk Dance Festival.
 
July – 2007 Opened for Marty Stuart at The Bele Chere Festival.
 
September – 2007 First place finish in the bluegrass competition at The North Carolina Mountain State Fair.
 
September – 2007 Opened for The Cherryholmes Family, and Sam Bush.
 
Live Radio Broad Casts for WWNC
 
Live Radio Broad Casts for WNCW
 
A music video of Tom’s song, “Where the Hills are Blue” from the“Ditch Diggin’ Blues” CD.
 
Their 2004 release “Black Water Bottom,” was number fifty four in WNCW’s top 100, and number 10 in the bluegrass rankings for that year.
 
Western NC State Fair
-1st in 2003 for Banjo competition
-1st in 2003 for bass competition
-1st in 2003 for band competition
-1st in 2007 for band competition
-3rd Place in Band competition 2000, 2002
-3rd in 2000, 2nd in 2001 and 2003 for Guitar competition
-3rd in 2000 and 2001, 2nd in 2003 for Mandolin competition

Previous Venues

Bele Chere Street Festival, [The largest in the southeast.] every year from 2000 through 2008 Asheville NC
 
Sour Wood Festival 2000, 2001, Black Mtn. NC
 
Appalachian Heritage Festival 2002, Boone NC
 
Apple Festival 2002, Waynesville NC
 
First Night Asheville NC 2000
 
Spoleto Festival 2002 & 2003, Charleston SC
 
Live Radio Broad Casts for WWNC
 
Live Radio Broad Casts for WNCW
 
The King Pup Radio Hour
 
The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
 
The Water Shed, Black Mtn. NC, opening for Jeannette Williams
 
Shindig On The Green, Asheville NC
 
Pickin' at the Park, Canton NC
 
The Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway NC
 
The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
 
Jack of the Wood, Asheville NC
 
Westville Pub, Asheville NC
 
Stecoah Valley Arts Center, Stecoah, N.C.
 
2004 Earth Day Festival – Hendersonville NC
 
2003, 2005 Tri states Bluegrass Festival, Kendallville Indiana
 
2005 Barnes Family Bluegrass Festival, Aledo Illinois
 
Albino Skunk Festival, Greer SC
 
2004, 2007The Red Light Café, Atlanta Ga.
 
2003 Downtown After Five, Asheville NC
 
The Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC
 
Magnolia St. Pub, Spartanburg SC
 
Hiawasee Bluegrass Festival, Hiawasee Ga.
 
2004 The Orange Peel, Asheville N. C. {opened for Blue Highway}
 
National Tourism Dinner, Holiday Inn Sunspree, Asheville, NC
 
The Purple Onion, Saluda, NC
 
The Town Pump, Black Mountain, NC
 
Colonial Theater, Canton, NC
 
Burnsville Town Center, Burnsville, NC
 
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
 
Fines Creek Bluegrass Festival, every year from 2004 to 2008 Waynesville, NC

Nantahala Outdoor Center, Almond, NC
 
Chicken Pickin’ Bluegrass Festival Hot Springs, NC
 
Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC
 
Copper Crest Inn, Hendersonville, NC
 
Montford Arts and Music Festival 2008, Asheville, NC
 
Macedonia Baptist Church, Asheville, NC

Emma United Methodist Church, Asheville, NC

Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival 2006 Hamilton, Montana

Live at Leatherwoods, Shelby, NC
 
The Lodge at Wolf Ridge, Mars Hill NC
 
The Halo, Johnson City TN
 
Bear Lake Reserve, Tuckaseegee NC
 
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival,[The oldest folk festival in the country] Asheville NC years 2003 through 2008
 
North Carolina Arts Educators Conference, Asheville NC
 
Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department, Big Pine NC
 
North Carolina Tax Collector Conference, Asheville NC
 
Out Among the Stars Bluegrass Festival, Benton, Pa. 2007
 
Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival, Loganton Pa.2008
 
Asheville Community Theater, Asheville Jams Concert Series, Asheville, NC 2008
 
NC Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival, Asheville, NC 2009