The West End String Band is an exciting combination of musicians dedicated to playing and performing traditional bluegrass music with modern appeal. Charlie McDaniel, guitar and vocals; Kathy McDaniel, bass and vocals; Jim Rollins, banjo and vocals; Matt Purinton, mandolin and vocals. WESB plays locally and regionally for weddings, receptions, reheasal dinners, oyster roasts, and at regional venues such as bars, restaurants, picking parlors, acoustic stages, and festivals.in well known venues, private parties, weddings,or anywhere a solid professional band vibrant is needed.
Charlie McDaniel, guitar and vocals, moved to the upstate area about 20 years ago from Rutherford County, N.C. He was a member of the popular regional band, Hickory Flat, for over 20 years. Hickory Flat brought home a top 10 finish in the SPGMA bluegrass band world championship, followed by several busy years on the festival circuit. Charlie's soulful singing puts the blues in bluegrass.
As a percussionist in high school, Kathy won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for piano. Her great timing and true love for BG made the bass a great choice for her. She anchors the group now with her rock solid timing and harmony vocals. Jim Rollins, a Clemson graduate, hails from the DC area, and currently lives in Simpsonville, SC. His superb banjo pickin, and high lonesome vocals are steeped in traditional bluegrass.He has had the honor of being a Sunny Mountain Boy with Jimmy Martin, as well as playing tour dates with Dale Ann Bradley, The Blinky Moon Boys and many others.
Matt Purinton, of Six Mile, SC, adds his unique mandolin and deep rich baritone to the West End String Band sound. Matt previously played and toured extensively with Silver Dagger, Narrow Gauge Band, and the Ashley Caudill Band.
Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, New Grass Revival, Seldom Scene
in Charlotte, NC
"Absolutely loved this band. They really made our event this year and everyone enjoyed them. Thanks so much."
- Christopher A.
in Landrum, SC
"The West End String Band is the BEST! We were very impressed with this band. They had great communication, prompt with returning messages and spot on with our song request. Our guests are still talking about how awesome this band is! This entire group is very talented and did an amazing job at our daughter's wedding. We highly recommend this band. You will not be disappointed!
Zing & FrOsTy Chabra
- "Zing" C.
in Columbia, SC
"We could not be happier with West End String Band. They provided awesome music for our ceremony AND reception, all while charging the most reasonable fee. They were super easy to communicate with, always answering our questions almost immediately. We got so many compliments on the music. We hope we can work together again, and will recommend them to anyone we know who needs an event band!"
In addition to Greenville, West End String Band will also travel to Conestee, Georgetown, Gray Court, Greer, Easley, Ware Shoals, Fountain Inn, Reidville, Donalds, Startex, Honea Path, Laurens, Fairforest, Simpsonville, Waterloo, Belton, Due West, Hodges, Clemson, La France, Pelzer, Sandy Springs, Anderson, Williamston, Newry, Mauldin, Mountville, Piedmont, Clinton, Enoree
and many other locations in and around the Greenville area.
West End String Band
was rated an average of 5.0 stars out of
3 GigMasters clients.
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