Rivers of Mars Music offers a collective of artists to suit your special event needs. Always vibrant and creative, our artists throw down with grace, professionalism, and funkiness! All of Rivers of Mars artists are professional musicians, and frequently on the road. Thus depending on the occasion at hand, we have a variety of ensembles to satisfy even the most eclectic of musical tastes. If your favorite group is unavailable, we have several other excellent options. Bluegrass bands, Jazz bands, Solo performance, acoustic duo, trio, or a full house bands are available per request. Let us take care of the music while you sit back, relax, and have a great time!
"We Bring a Down-Home Feel to a First-Class Affair".
Rivers of Mars Music groups include:
Eversole Brothers (Bluegrass)
Certified Organic (Americana/Jazz)
The Howboy Cats (Folk)
The Bad Raccoons (currently unavailable)
The Eversole Brothers: These guys have been brothers since they were born. Not long after that they began playing music together. Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, The Grateful Dead, Phish, John Coltrane, all mix in to a wonderful, refreshing, barn-rocking flavor. They're love of bluegrass and old-timey tradition make for an intimate experience of music, stories, dance, and laughter. You may hear Rolling Stones on the banjo or Bach on the fiddle. Whatever it may be, it is done with Passion, Love, Adventure, and Funkiness!
Certified Organic: Silky smooth gems for the ears. An infamous concoction know for leaving melted hearts in its path. Gypsy jazz with banjos, fiddles, pianos, and sopranos, the mood is set with an elegant vibe when these folks take the stage. Swingin', Jammin, folkin, and funkin, the CO setlist covers the musical landscape. The sultry sweet vocals of Sarah Strable mixing with the soulful string playing of Andy Eversole has for many moons been a creative and inspiring connection. An instant classic!
The Howboy Cats: A group of mountain music outlaws. This bunch of rebel-rousters just doesn't care what people think. They're only focus is to entertain the people in front of them to the utmost. When the high heels start flying and all the ladies are dancing to an old time mountain hit, you know the party is happening. Wether its a hoedown throwdown like Cotton Eyed Joe that gets it started, or a gospel tearjerker like Angel Band, spirits ignite when the Howboy Cats get in full swing. Incredible mandolin, funky banjo, smooth guitar, and the dawghouse bass holding it all down. Throw some heart soaked vocals into the mix and you have a guaranteed great time.
As you can see, we offer plenty to choose from. Each one unique, yet each one holding the standards of quality and professionalism that Rivers of Mars Music is known for. All bands can range from a duet to a full 4/5 piece band. It all really depends on you. What type of event are you wanting to have, and what are your personal tastes? Any way you go, you are sure to have an exciting and unforgettable event. Banjos not Bombs, Rivers of Mars Music
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Dear Old DixieTraditional
I'm So LonesomeHank Williams
Limehouse BluesJazz Standard
Before the Sun Goes DownJimmy Martin
Sunshine of Your LoveCream
Rocky TopOsborne Brothers
My Mind is Playin' Tricks on MeGhetto Boys
My Old Kentucky HomeTraditional
You Wanted Me DeadAndrew Eversole
Salty DogFlatt & Scruggs
Pig in A PenTraditional
Run Away JimPhish
Play the Funky FiddleAndrew Eversole
Uncle PenBill Monroe
Fluff Head/Legalize ItPhish/Peter Tosh
Orange Blossom SpecialTraditional
Let Me RestStanley Brothers
Weeping Willow (Bury Me Beneath)Traditional
Cold Rain & SnowTradtional/The Dead
Cumberland GhostAndrew Eversole
Freight TrainElizabeth Cotton
I'll Fly AwayGospel
Foggy Mountain SpecialFlatt & Scruggs
Skillet Good & GreasyTradtional
Turkey in the StrawTraditional
Little Liza JaneTradtional
Wind that Shakes the BarleyIrish Traditional
Fisher's HornpipeIrish Traditional
Leave Me LullabyFaye Petree
Down the RoadFlatt & Scruggs
Carolina WaltzAndrew Eversole
Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'Bill Monroe
Down to the River to PrayGospel
Head Over Heels (In Love with You)Flatt & Scruggs
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' BadTraditonal/The Dead
Bill Monroe, Miles Davis, Flatt & Scruggs, Stanley Brothers, Grateful Dead, Billie Holiday, Kill-Basa Bill, Vassar Clements, Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, John Hartford, Bela Fleck, Louis Armstrong, Vivaldi, Beethoven and the Children of the world...
Concert in New Bern, NC on 09/26/2013
"This group (THE BAD RACCOONS) is young, energetic, talented and fun! We could not have asked for a better fit for our first concert at Craven Community College. The group appealed to everyone in the audience and it was a very diverse group in both age and background.
- Jennifer B.
Wedding Reception in Charlotte, NC on 05/17/2013
"They were fantastic...a great group of people...great musicians. "
- Chris S.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Chapel Hill, NC on 07/07/2012
"Thanks to Eversole and the Flame for an awesome event! We hired them to play ceremony music and a cocktail hour for our outdoor wedding in Chapel Hill. We had special requests for ceremony music which they gladly accommodated, they looked great and professional, and they sounded amazing during the cocktail hour, really setting the tone for a fun Southern wedding! I'd highly recommend them."
- Karly K.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Winston Salem, NC on 05/26/2012
"Not the fastest in responding to emails but they were VERY accomodating with learning special songs for my wedding and my family and friends absolutely LOVED them. Great duo for both my wedding and the cocktail hour. Dressed snazzy, looked and sounded great. Would definitely use them again. Thank-you Andrew!!!"
- Lian-Marie H.
Wedding Ceremony in Concord, NC on 04/14/2012
"They were great, they tackled the difficult task of providing an instrumental version of two very specific Iron & Wine songs beautifully. They added the perfect southern touch to my wedding and would recommend them for any event where you would like a personal, acoustic touch."
- Bethany S.
Wedding Reception in High Point, NC on 07/31/2010
"They made our night unique, fun, and as hassle free as possible. I would easily recommend them to anyone for any type of event. They had fun, we had fun, and it sounded great.... you can't beat it.
Thanks so much guys! I know my family/friends can be.... demanding (thats the word we'll use, anyway) and you handled them graciously."
- Jake S.
Corporate Function in Charlotte, NC on 05/23/2010
"Faye and Andrew were terrific. They came in, listened to my direction for all of 5 minutes, then did exactly what I needed, and raised it up a notch. They seemed to have a good time, and that translated into an audience that had an even better time. I would use their talents again any time it was appropriate. They were talented, professional, willing and very easy to work with. They are both nice people as well."
In addition to Greensboro, Rivers of Mars Music will also travel to Burlington, Graham, Sedalia, Whitsett, Elon College, Gibsonville, Haw River, Snow Camp, Altamahaw, Alamance, Julian, Mebane, Mc Leansville, Reidsville, Liberty, Wentworth, Climax, Swepsonville, Efland, Pleasant Garden, Browns Summit, Staley, Cedar Grove, Franklinville, Hillsborough, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Prospect Hill, Randleman, Carrboro
and many other locations in and around the Greensboro area.
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