New look, new important info. Please read our new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, taking effect August 20th, 2016.

The Carl Towns Band

Bluegrass Band from Rising Fawn, GA - Will travel up to 100 miles
3
3 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2014
BOOKED {{daysSinceLastBookingText()}}

  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$500 - $3000 per event
The Carl Towns Band is a nationally traveling Bluegrass/Bluegrass Gospel band. Carl is a songwriter, who has had some success with his song, "Midnight Train" and "Cherokee Wind" among others. You can hear some of his original songs and covers in his band. The Carl Towns band is looking for bookings for the 2016-2017 season across the Nation.
----------------------------------
Carl was born in Alabama to "musical parents". He began singing at the age of 3 in churches with his family. He is a fifth generation musician, whose heritage spans back to his great great grandfather and uncles who played music in the early days of country music. He was reared in Bluegrass music by his mother and dad who came onto the Bluegrass scene in the 60s as the Osborne Brothers were making themselves a name. His father, Joe Towns, was a sharecropper's son, who farmed the Alabama landscape for many years while playing music with his father, brothers and sisters in a group called The Southern Travelers.
Carl was born into this tradition, and first got serious about playing an instrument in 1980 as he learned the Upright Bass, then Guitar and then Mandolin. Carl began playing with his family, "The Bluegrass Harmoneers" at the age of 14 as Bass player and sometime singer.
As he grew in skill and confidence, he switched to Mandolin and more lead singing. This ultimately led to Carl signing with Greenback Records in 1998 and touring as Carl T. Towns singing country and bluegrass music around Europe and the United States. After his stint with Greenback, Carl formed Cherokee Wind and began touring again performing strictly Bluegrass music.
After members of Cherokee Wind became sick(including his mother), Carl chose to travel with Blue River in the early 2000s and tour with them instead of pursuing Cherokee Wind further. he played for several years with Blue River which was the house band for Hoofers Gospel Barn in LaGrange, Georgia.
Carl performs as a member of the Dade County Boys as well. The Dade County Boys are based in Trenton, Ga. just 15 minutes from Chattanooga Tennessee. Originally formed in the early 60s, the Dade County Boys have performed in venues across the nation. After one of its original members passed away, the band fizzled in the early 90s after 30 years of performing.
In 2011, after a very enjoyable jam between some of the original members and other locals who were performers in their own rite, Johnny Wallen, the band's founder and bass player suggested that the Dade County Boys be resurrected.
In agreement, those jammers resurrected the Dade County Boys in its new configuration. Soon after, the band was playing regular local shows and began The High Lonesome Hayride, a television show on local access cable which reaches into thousands of homes each week. Carl continues to host the High Lonesome Hayride and performs regularly as well on that show.
Carl Joined various groups and finally settled on working his own band by calling on his many musician friends to make the Carl Towns Band happen. He also performs solo work around the Chattanooga area in a singer-songwriter setting or brings some great musicians along with him to perform all manner of venues. Just ask! Carl can put something great together for your event!
(more)
Responds quickly to client requests

Family Reunion

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

The band was great. They made our reunion even more special. Thank you to Carl and all the members of the band. You guys were great.

(more) Review by . from Atlanta, GA on

The Carl Towns Band’s Response:

Tami, Thank you so much for having us! We had a great time with your family. It was an honor to pick and grin for the family. Hope you can use us again sometime. God Bless!

(more)

Festival

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

The band was on time, professional and gave a wonderful performance!

(more) Review by . from Reynolds, GA on

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

These guys were great! I was thrilled to have some live music at our rehearsal dinner and this was just the most perfect way to introduce our guests to a great southern sound at a reasonable price. They were very accommodating and did a wonderful job! I would definitely hire them again!!

(more) Review by . from Huntsville, AL on

The Carl Towns Band’s Response:

Thank you so much! We had a blast!

(more)
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
No Future Events
2016
Nov
5
Family Reunion
Atlanta, GA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
Oct
25
Hales Bar and Marina
Guild, TN
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2015
Oct
24
Hales Bar and Marina
Guild, TN
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2015
Sep
27
Festival
Reynolds, GA
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
2015
Sep
11
Wedding Reception
Huntsville, AL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Apr
30
Raccoon Mountain Campgrounds
Chattanooga, TN
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Blue Yodel #3
Good Woman's Love
Rank Strangers
Little Mountain Churchouse
Little Georgia Rose
There's A Light At The River
Nine Pound Hammer
Big Spike Hammer
Each Season Changes You
Bluegrass Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Gospel Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Please note The Carl Towns Band will also travel to Chickamauga, Trenton, La Fayette, Ider, Menlo, Flintstone, Rock Spring, Higdon, Wildwood, Lookout Mountain, Rossville, Mentone, Chattanooga, Bryant, Flat Rock, Fort Oglethorpe, Guild, Trion, Bridgeport, Ringgold, Henagar, Graysville, Jasper, Pisgah, South Pittsburg, Summerville, Whiteside, Rocky Face, Stevenson, Tunnel Hill.
20
1
6
FEATURED CLIENTS

YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY