Mountain Cove Bluegrass Wins National Competition

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band won first place in the Smithville Jamboree's National Competition against 11 other bands.  They also won third place in the Old Time Bluegrass division.  Guitarist, Colin Mabry placed first in the guitar competition and Tyler Martelli placed third in the mandolin competition.

MCB also made it on the eligibility list for nomination with the International Bluegrass Music Association for the Recorded Event of the Year along with Randall Franks.  The CD is "Mountain Opry Memories and the song is "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," with Randall Franks, actor on the "Heat of the Night, and musician, playing fiddle.

MCB has also been nominated for an upcoming award with the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame. 

Their third CD will be out this week called, "Mountain Cove III."  It has a mix of bluegrass, and gospel.  

Mountain Cove Bluegrass was started by Leader, Cody Harvey of Signal Mountain, during lunch hours at the new SMHS.  The band is comprised with five members, Cody Harvey, Colin Mabry, Eli Beard, Tyler Martelli and Wil Markham, ages 18 -29.

For more information visit www.mountaincovebluegrass.com or Facebook at Mountain Cove.  They perform on the Southern Belle Riverboat every Monday night for BBQ and Bluegrass night.


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