Mountain View Bluegrass At Chattanooga Market Sunday

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mountain View Bluegrass will be at Chattanooga Market on Sunday.  The Market is held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Tennessee Pavilion. 

There will be three bands, live on the EPB stage.  The Possum Hunters Bluegrass Band will play at 11 a.m., Bluetastic Fangrass at 12:30 p.m. and Slim PIckins' at 2 p.m.

Review for The Possum Hunters Bluegrass Band:

The Possum Hunters Bluegrass Band is a six piece bluegrass band providing high energy, foot stompin’ bluegrass music that appeals to people of all ages. Songs range from driving traditional tunes to more modern sounding music with a rock or jazz flair played on bluegrass instruments. They have performed on radio and television in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas, before enthusiastic crowds at company functions, corporate parties and celebrations, festivals and weddings. They’ve participated in the Riverbend festival in Chattanooga many times, performed at NightFall and Coffee House Concerts at Miller Plaza in Chattanooga, and are frequent performers at the Mountain Opry located on Signal Mountain. They have been together for more than 20 years now with three of the original members still performing. They currently have two Cds; “The Possum Hunters” is their original CD with many traditional tunes on it and “Still Grinnin’” is the latest with several original tunes.

Review for Bluetastic Fangrass:

Lou Wamp’s slide rules! Instrumental prowess and great stage presence showcase original material based in bluegrass, swing, & swampy blues. From haunting to barn-burning, the show features Lou’s incredible dobro and slide talents plus a band of players that can go there with him. Lou is a 25+ year veteran of the bluegrass stage, having toured with such nationally known acts as James Monroe & the Midnight Ramblers and Blue Moon Rising. Wamp’s band of hot pickers also includes Brad Frazier on lead vocals and guitar, Chris “Lightnin’” Hopkins on guitar, East Tennessee Fiddle Champion Meredith Goins, Jonathan Massengale on banjo like no one else, and Lynn Wamp rockin’ the bass. With a focus on original instrumental acoustic music and smooth vocal numbers, Bluetastic Fangrass is too broad to stereotype but sure to appeal to many audiences. It’s a slightly dyslexic look at Fantastic Bluegrass. And if it’s true “there’s no money above the fourth fret” then these guys and gals are bound for the poorhouse! But what a ride!

Review for Slim Pickins':

Hailing from Chattanooga, Slim Pickins is a 5-piece bluegrass band that has been opening eyes and ears across the southeast. Their fast paced, lively shows are reminiscent of the diverse musical influences that the band shares. They combine the talent, instrumentation, and song selection of a New Grass Revival, Doc Watson, or David Grisman with an energy level not seen since the Ramones. It is this combination that pushed the band into recent nominations and subsequent awards from FYI for Best Bluegrass Band and Best Live Band. The band features John Boulware, 2006 Tennessee State Fiddle Champion, leading a group of up and coming hot shots. Slim Pickins music is upbeat, unapologetic, and most importantly fun.

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