Mountain Cove Bluegrass Performs On National Show

Friday, February 22, 2013
Mountain Cove Bluegrass
Mountain Cove Bluegrass

Mountain Cove Bluegrass, made up of students from Signal Mountain and Hixson High Schools, will be on a national cable show called Shotgun Red Show.

The show was taped in Nashville and will air March 14 at 5 p.m., March 15 at 3 a.m. and March 17 at 1 p.m. The show will air on RFDTV, a station carried on Comcast, Dish and Direct TV.

Mountain Cove Bluegrass is made up of six members, ages 16-19 year old.  Banjo player Cody Harvey started Mountain Cove Bluegrass in 2008 during lunch breaks at Signal Mountain Middle High School. The young musicians also jammed together whenever possible at Walden Ridge’s famed Mountain Opry, where Cody met two band members that hail from Hixson High School.  

The group includes Austin Adkins, 19, guitar; Cody Harvey, 19, lead banjo, guitar and vocals; Mike Holloway, 19, bass fiddle and vocals; Colin Mabry, 17, lead vocals and lead guitar; Tyler Martelli, 17, harmonica, mandolin, guitar, and vocals and Wil Markham, 16, fiddle and vocals.

The group began performing in late 2008, gaining audience approval and local media attention. Their first CD, “New Generation,” was released in late 2009, and their second CD,”Back Home” was released in 2011.

This is the first national show for Mountain Cove Bluegrass.  



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