The Local Boys

Americana Band from Wilkesboro, NC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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The Local Boys is a band that has been waiting for the label "Americana", as "Bluegrass" just doesn't cover the material they do. With all members of The Local Boys having deep roots in traditional music, they have a love for the musical styles that influenced and evolved from old time, country, and bluegrass.

The Local Boys are fairly standard in their acoustic instrumental arrangement. Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Banjo, Dobro and Bass. Additional instruments may be available upon request including mandolin, fiddle, classical violin, classical cello, and percussion. The Local Boys can accommodate as a duo, all the way to a large production band! They have four superb vocalists, who sing lead, as well as harmonies. This gives them an ability to find the perfect combination of voices to render any song.

The Local Boys have performed at Merlefest the last 20 years running. In addition, they've hosted the Plaza Stage with the late, Grammy award winning, Tut Taylor. They actively participate in the outreach program, sponsored by Merlefest, bringing music to surrounding area schools. Look for them at the festival this year!

The Local Boys are experienced, prompt, and professional. From inquiry to performance, clients can contact the band with ease. The Local Boys will ensure every detail is covered including arrival time, dress code, song selection, etc. The day of, you will see a band that is punctual and ready to entertain! On stage, they are fun-loving and interactive with their audience. Intuitive and aware, The Local Boys will sculpt their set lists to enhance your and your guests experience.


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The members of The Local Boys are:

Aaron Soots - Lead/Rhythm Guitar. If Aaron is not playing guitar, he is practicing guitar. A gifted and talented musician, and an integral part of The Local Boys. Experience-18 yrs

Tommy Rapè - Banjo. Born in Georgia, raised in North Carolina. Again, traditionally rooted and technically accomplished. His fit with this ensemble is unrivaled. Experience-36 yrs

Eric Childers - Dobro. Eric has a rare talent. While he can play any form of music, his approach is strongly traditional. From Monroe to Monk, his style and versatility blend beautifully with his bandmates. Experience-34 yrs

Steve Holman - Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Cello. Born and still residing in Wilkesboro, NC. His knowledge of music and music theory brings a technical and necessary approach to the band's selections. Experience-20 yrs

Todd McCloud - Bass. With incredible lead and harmony vocals, Todd adds a warm and inviting style that matches perfectly with this ensemble. Experience - 17 yrs


If you like Americana music, stay and listen to The Local Boys! You may hear Bluegrass or Blues, Classic Country or Rock & Roll. It's a wide variety of good music, played in a down home style. It will touch your heart and raise your spirit!
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The Local Boy were fantastic! I say enough good things about them. Their sound live is phenomenal! They preformed in the heat of a July day without complaint and they did so in such a manner that uplifted my guest spirits. I will recommend this group to anyone and everyone.

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The Local Boys were willing to work within our budget, which we greatly appreciated. They were prompt and an overall great band - the music was great. Just what we were looking for as our event band. Thank you!

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The Local Boys were great, flexible, and a fun addition to our party!

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