Professional, unique, with tight harmonies and killer instrumentals, the musicians that form Solid Blue have performed nationally & internationally for Festivals, Churches, Weddings, Corporate Events, Universities, & Night Clubs. We have performed for venues as far away as the European World of Bluegrass in The Netherlands and local corporations such as EMC and Chick-Fil-A, and have also covered complete weddings from the ceremony to the dancing hall. This is a testament to our versatility, as we can perform a variety of bluegrass, blues, gospel and country to meet your needs. The Band's size and instrumentation can be modified (including adding a fiddler) to perfectly match your entertainment needs, making Solid Blue the ideal band for any event. We're easy to work with, fun to be around, professional at all times and provide a great sound. We also have our own PA system which we can provide upon notice.
Born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Georgia, Cindy Musselwhite grew and developed as a musician and performer playing alongside her three siblings as a member of veteran bluegrass group, The Hoyles. Cindy and her four children toured Europe, performing in nine countries, while stationed there for her husband's military deployment. During this time The Musselwhite Family received many accolades, to include the audience popularity award for the European World of Bluegrass and the cover of European Bluegrass Magazine. Playing both mandolin and guitar, she is a born entertainer and surrounds herself with only the best bluegrass musicians.
Bud Teague has been playing and performing Bluegrass since his early teens. He cut his teeth on Tony Rice's music and is one of the best flatpick guitar players this side of Nashville. His clear, precise and innovative picking is the centerpiece of the Solid Blue sound. He is a virtual encyclopedia of bluegrass tunes and can play and sing for hours without repeating a song. One of the strengths of the band is the singing and much of that can be attributed to Steve Adlich's lead. If you cringe at some bluegrass singers, and we know some of you do, rest assured Steve's vocals are soothing to the soul while remaining true to the bluegrass sound. Bart Collins' hard-driving banjo and a great steady bass round out the Solid Blue sound.
We hope you'll consider us for your next party or festival. We may be new to gig masters, but we have collectively over 100 years of entertainment experience. Compare us to any other band out on the market today by taking a listen to our videos. You'll be glad you did!
** "Solid Blue put on an awesome show last night to a full house. Cindy, Bud, Bart, Joe and Steve have a great thing going: great musicians, great vocals, diversified, played many old bluegrass classics and new stuff, nice stage presence just a great, fun show. The crowd was enthusiastic. They sing and play around a single mic which makes the choreography fun to watch too and they are having fun with it. They certainly are a solid bluegrass band. Hope we can get them back." Bob Keefe, Owner, Berkeley Bobs, Cullman, AL 3-3-13
** "Cindy Musslewhite's new Solid Blue bluegrass band was everything we had expected from this very talented, veteran singer, musician and long time SEBA member. An outstanding display of musicianship accompanied by tight harmonies and showmanship made this group an instant hit with the audience. We'll hear more about this group in the future. Guaranteed!" Southeastern Bluegrass Music Association - December '12 Newsletter
**"I wanted to thank you for being a part of Sheep to Shawl this year! It was one of the best turn outs ever with close to 1600 people! Being on the front lines of this program it is YOU that make it so special for the guests…so thank you! I look forward to 2013 and having you back again next year!" C.A. Moody, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA 4-17-12
** "Thank you so much for playing the Derby party on Saturday. You and the guys were absolutely phenomenal. I am so glad that you were available and willing to play on such short notice. I honestly think you made the party a huge success. I think everyone that attended at some point or another told me how great you all were and how much they enjoyed you." S. Brown, Kentucky Derby Party, Atlanta, GA 05-07-2012
**"I think it was a huge success. All of you were great! I have gotten many compliments from the senior adults. More than a few have said it was "the best senior adult gathering they had been to"....thanks for making time to do it!" C. Ross, Jackson Way Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL 5-29-12
** "Thank you again for coming to play. At least 4 of my staff members and 2 or 3 visitors have made a point of telling me that you all play fantastically!" T. Cooney, Burritt on the Mountain Education Programming Manager and Historic Park Manager, Huntsville, AL 10-20-2012
Cindy Musselwhite (mandolin),
Bud Teague (lead guitar),
Steve Adlich (rhythm guitar),
Bart Collins (banjo),
Tyler Riddle (bass)