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Rough Edges Band

Bluegrass Band from Knoxville, TN - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$600 - $1500 per event
The Rough Edges Band is a bluegrass group with an emphasis on musical talent and entertainment. The band has a combined experience of nearly 100 years of playing music. They are professional musicians who play great music the way people remember it.
REB has booked events throughout East Tennessee and surrounding states that range from festivals to auditoriums shows. They can play small, intimate private events as well as large shows for 1,000 + persons. They are very interested in booking at least one show with your event.
REB plays a progressive style of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music. They can customize a show for a specific demographic that you specify (Adults 18-34/25-54, etc). Please check out the website for more information about the band.
REB is currently booking events for 2009. They are excited about the completion of their CD! Please call or e-mail 'Rough Edges Band' to check dates and availability...............
Chip McLain --
Rough Edges Band

"Rough Edges is firmly established ……demonstrate the potential to reach out to far wider audiences." – Bluegrass Unlimited/February 2008 issue

East Tennessee's contemporary bluegrass band, Rough Edges, consists of Travis Sutton from Cumberland Gap on bass and lead vocal, Chip McLain from Rogersville on guitar and tenor vocal, Jeff Webb from Newport on banjo and baritone/bass vocal, and Eric McMurray from Gate City Virginia on mandolin and baritone vocal.
The band performs progressive and traditional bluegrass, and the guys pride themselves on their ability to move seamlessly from Monroe covers to original material to grassed-up versions of Beatles and Rolling Stones tunes. As polished as this material may be, the band works hard to maintain a raw energy in their live shows, and according to McLain, "It's a whole lot of fun to have rough edges!"
When asked what makes them distinct, the group always answers with references to their time spent working on harmonies. As driving as their instrumentation may be, the Rough Edges Band is first a vocal band. Special past performances for the band have been the Renfro Valley Barn Dance, the Tennessee Valley Fair, headlining with country group sensation Diamond Rio and their hour-long public television appearance on the Jamming at Hippie Jack's show.
The band's debut recording is Heyday, which includes four originals by Sutton and McLain. Bluegrass Unlimited magazine has described the Rough Edges Band as "firmly established within their Tennessee home base" and suggests that "the contents of Heyday clearly demonstrate the potential to reach out to far wider audiences."

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The Rough Edges Band were a great band for us to have for our event. They arrived at the agreed time and were set up and ready to play at the proper start time for our wedding reception. I received many positive comments from the wedding guests about their music sound and harmony, and their instrumental tallents. The REB are a great bunch of guys and I heartily reccommend them for anyone looking for a band.

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2009
Sep
1
Renfro Valley Red Barn (7:00p.m)
Renfro Valley, KY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2009
Aug
7
Bluegrass on Broad Concert Series
Kingsport, TN
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2009
Jul
28
Renfro Valley Red Barn (7:00p.m)
Renfro Valley, KY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2009
Jun
27
Renfro Valley Barn Dance (2:00p.m & 7:00p.m)
Renfro Valley, KY
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2009
Jun
20
Wedding Reception
Maryville, TN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2009
Jun
20
Outdoor Reception (private)
Maryville, TN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Please note Rough Edges Band will also travel to Powell, Rockford, Louisville, Seymour, Alcoa, Corryton, Heiskell, Maryville, Mascot, Norris, Oak Ridge, Strawberry Plains, Clinton, Walland, Kodak, Andersonville, Friendsville, Blaine, Coalfield, Luttrell, Lenoir City, Maynardville, Lake City, New Market, Townsend, Briceville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Oliver Springs, Powder Springs.
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