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SASSAFRAS-BLUEGRASS BAND

Bluegrass Band from Wilkesboro, NC Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 7 Reviews
  • 20 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2018
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $800 per event

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Sassafras is based in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and have been performing together for over 20 years. Sassafras pays homage to the Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs era, but also enjoys progressive Newgrass music as well. Their repertoire includes a range of musical styles including ole-time, country, folk, western swing and originals. We are available for corporate events, private party, weddings, community events and more. Sassafras has shared the stage and/or studio with a wide range of prominent bluegrass and Americana artist including: Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, Charlie Waller, John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas , Allison Krauss, Tim O'Brien, Mark O'Connor, Laurie Lewis, Arthur Smith, Josh Graves, Kenny Baker, Benny Martin, Mac Wiseman, Tut Taylor, Russell Moore, Ronnie Bowman, Doug Jernigan, Jim Buchanan, Steve Dilling, Kim Gardner, Wayne Henderson, Steve Lewis, Tony Furtado, Leon Hunt, Kruger Brothers, the late Roy Huskey Jr., and others. Sassafras band members have performed at a long list of venues: Grand Ole Opry, Merlefest, Walnut Vally Festival (Winfield, KS), Riverhawk Music Festival (Florida), Song of the Mountians (PBS TV Series), King Pup Syndicated Radio, Red White & Bluegrass Festival (NC), Albino Skunk Festival (SC), Plum Hollow Festival (SC), Chomp & Stomp Festival (Georgia), Mean Fiddler (London, England), Bass Mountain Festival (NC), Denton Bluegrass Festival (NC), Okeechobee Fest (Florida), Bluegrass in the Spring (CA), Strawberry Festival (Virginia), Cherokee Bluegrass Festival (NC), Vanceburg Festival (KY), Stuart Festival (Virginia), Christmas in July Festival (NC), Bean Blossom Festival (Indiana), High Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Colorado), Pickin' in the Plains (Kansas), Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival (Pennsylvania), Rogersville Bluegrass Festival (New Brunswick, Canada), Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival (NC), HoustonFest (Virginia), Southern Ohio Indoor Bluegrass Festival, IBMA (Raleigh, NC), AGEC Bluegrass (Paris, France), Didmarton Bluegrass Festival (England), Ironbridge Bluegrass Festival (England), North Yorkshire Bluegrass Festival (England), North Wales Bluegrass Festival (Wales), Scottish Bluegrass Association (Edinburgh, Scotland), Hamishes' Hoose (Paisley, Scotland), Brookfield Knights Scottish Tour (Loudon Temple Prod.), Güglinger Bluegrass Festival (Germany), and an unlimited number of pubs and clubs. Biography Wes Tuttle (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) - Wes has shared the stage with Doc Watson, Josh Graves, Kenny Baker, Benny Martin, Mac Wiseman, Jerry Douglas, Steve Dilling, Kim Gardner and others. Wes has also recorded with Tony Rice, Ronnie Bowman, Russell Moore, Jim Buchanan. Wes has been very active in the music scene for many years and is well-known in the bluegrass community. Wes is an employee of the USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service. Wes resides in Moravian Falls with his wife Ann and one of his sons, Gray. Billy Gee (upright bass, vocals) - Billy has shared the stage with Doc Watson, Jim Lauderdale, John Cowan, Jack Lawrence, Wayne Henderson & The Kruger Brothers and toured as bassist with bluegrass legend Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen, until Charlie's death in Aug. 2004. Billy was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame in 2016, as a recipient of the Dr. T.R. Bryan Wilkes Heritage Award. He is currently touring as a member of the Darin & Brooke Aldridge Band. He recently performed with with them in Nashville, on the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium. When not performing, Billy runs his own guitar repair business, Guitar Specialist, and is a respected warranty station for several brands including Martin, Taylor and Fender. One of his many clients was the legendary Doc Watson. Chris Bryant (banjo, vocals) - Chris is a seasoned banjo player and has a solid bluegrass pedigree. In the 1980's, Chris performed with the legendary Arthur Smith. Chris also recorded commercial and radio spots with Arthur Smith and Joe Maphis during that period. In the 1990's, Chris played banjo as a member of Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen. Chris was an original member of the Darin and Brooke Aldridge band, and has performed with other local bands such as The Wood Family Tradition. Chris runs his own business making banjo components, capos, and Shelor finger picks. Randy Gambill (guitar, vocals) - Randy has performed with Doc Watson, Jim Lauderdale, Doug Jernigan & Jack Lawrenceand worked with the late Roy Huskey Jr. Randy lived abroad for 10 years. During that time, he toured Europe promotingbluegrassand Americana music, where he shared the stage with Allison Krauss, Tim O'Brien, Mark O'Connor, Laurie Lewis, Tony Furtado English Folk-diva June Tabor, and ex-Fairport Convention member- Jerry Donahue. Randy also writes songs and contributes original material for Sassafras.

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Review by Tom and Jane H.

Holiday PartyReviewed on November 24, 2021From Blairsville, GA

5 stars all the way! Thank you to all the band members. Wow! Made our Friendsgiving event very special!

Review by Katherine L.

CelebrationReviewed on October 24, 2021From Burnsville, NC

Fabulous! Very professional!

Review by Tom and Jane H.

Thanksgiving CelebrationReviewed on November 27, 2019From Blairsville, GA

Sassafrass-Bluegrass Band It was a holiday weekend, but the band arrived well before the appointed time to set up. We had so many compliments on their music, their professionalism and everyone LOVED them! If available, we booked them for next event. Thank you SASSAFRAS-BLUEGRASS BAND, you truly made our event a HIT!

SASSAFRAS-BLUEGRASS BAND:

Thank you for the review, Jane! It was a pleasure to meet you,your family and friends. We had a great time playing for you folks and we really appreciated the hospitality. We hope to see you and work with you again in the future. Thanks a bunch and have a great Christmas!

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Song List

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  • Fox on the Run | Country Gentlemen
  • Orange Bloosom Special | Benny Martin
  • Ole Slewfoot | Jim and Jesse
  • Cabin in Caroline | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Salty Dog Blues | Flatt & Scruggs
  • She's Gone | Gone
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky | Bill Monroe
  • White Freightliner Blues | Townes Van Zandt
  • Old Home Place | JD Crowe
  • Tennessee Waltz | Kenny Baker
  • Blue Night | Bill Monroe
  • In the Pines | Drake Walsh
  • How Long I Have Been Waiting | Jonathan Edwards
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home | Flatt & Scruggs
  • One Way Track | Boone Creek
  • Shenandoah Valley Breakdown | Bill Monroe
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown | Earl Scruggs
  • Rocky Top | Osborne Brothers
  • Columbus Stockade Blues | Bill Monroe
  • Rider | Seldom Scene
  • Wild Bill Jones | Public Domain
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep | Ralph Stanley
  • Dark as a Dungeon | Country Gentlemen
  • Pearlie Mae | Jerry Douglas
  • I Wonder Where You are Tonight | Jim and Jesse
  • Good Woman's Love | New Grass Revival
  • Uncle Pen | Bill Monroe
  • Sitting on Top of the World | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Rollin' in my Sweet Baby's Arms | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Pig in a Pen | Old and In the Way
  • Legend of the Rebel Soldier | Country Gentlemen
  • I'll Fly Away | Gospel
  • Footprints in the Snow | Bill Monroe
  • Man of Constant Sorrow | Ralph Stanley
  • Rank Stranger | Ralph Stanley
  • Wonder How the Old Folks are at Home | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Some Old Day | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Lonesome Road Blues | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Blue Ridge Mtn. Blues | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow | Skaggs and Rice
  • Last Train from Poor Valley | Norman Blake
  • Ginseng Sullivan | Norman Blake
  • Old Train | Herb Pederson
  • Arkansas Traveler | Public Domain
  • California Cottonfields | Merle Haggard
  • Can't You Hear me Callin' | Bill Monroe
  • City of New Orleans | Steve Goodman
  • Cripple Creek | Public Domain
  • Dark Hollow | Seldom Scene
  • Little Maggie | Ralph Stanley
  • Know what it means to be lonesome | Ricky Skaggs
  • Smokey Mtn. Memories | Earl Thomas Conley
  • Freeborn Man | Jimmy Martin
  • Georgia on my Mind | Willie Nelson
  • Hello Mary Lou | Ricky Nelson
  • Head Over Heels | Boone Creek
  • John Hardy | Tony Rice
  • Dooley | Dillards
  • Last Thing on my Mind | Tom Paxton
  • Little Girl in Tennessee | Flatt & Scruggs
  • How Mtn. Gals Can Love | Stanley Brothers
  • Mountain Dew | Public Domain
  • Jambalaya | Hank Williams
  • Sweet Blue-eyed Darlin' | Bill Monroe
  • Down the Road | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Paradise | John Prine
  • Stone Walls & Steel Bars | Stanley Brothers
  • Molly & Tenbrooks | Bill Monroe
  • Wreck of the Old 97' | Stanley Brothers
  • Tom Dooley | Kingston Trio
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken | Old and in the Way
  • Banks of the Ohio | Tony Rice
  • Rose of Old Kentucky | Bill Monroe
  • Roll on Buddy | Jim and Jesse
  • Nine Pound Hammer | Merle Travis
  • Wildwood Flower | Carter Family
  • I Saw the Light | Hank Williams
  • Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain | Willie Nelson
  • Wabash Cannonball | Roy Acuff
  • Dueling Banjos | Arther Smith
  • Battle of New Orleans | Johnny Horton
  • Wayfaring Stranger | EmmyLou Harris
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast | Mike Cross
  • Long Black Veil | Country Gentlemen
  • Ballad of Jed Clampett | Flatt & Scruggs
  • Dancing with the Angels | New Grass Revival
  • Everybody's Talkin' | Neilson
  • Georgia Rose | Bill Monroe
  • Helen | Carl Jackson
  • Last Letter Home | Sam Bush
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms | Stanley Brothers
  • Matterhorn | Country Gentlemen
  • More Pretty Girls Than One | Skaggs & Rice
  • Blues for Dixie | Bob Wills
  • Pain in my Heart | Jim and Jesse
  • Going Up | Bill Monroe
  • Good-Hearted Woman | Waylon & Willie
  • Me and Bobby McGee | Kris Kristofferson
  • Bartender Blues | George Jones
  • If Drinking Don't Kill Me | George Jones
  • Dixieland Delight | Alabama
  • Your Cheatin' Heart | Hank Williams
  • Take These Chains | Hank Williams
  • Highway 40 Blues | Larry Courdle
  • Country Roads | John Denver
  • Mama Tried | Merle Haggard
  • Running Kind | Merle Haggard
  • I Can't Help It | Hank Williams
  • Big City | Merle Haggard
  • Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
  • Folsom Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds | Sons of the Pioneers
  • San Antonio Rose | Bob Wills
  • Sweet Temptation | Ricky Skaggs
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | Harlem Globetrotters
  • House of the Rising Sun | Animals
  • Amie | Pure Prairie League
  • Brown-eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Into the Mystic | Van Morrison
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Ride me High | Bob Dylan
  • Scotsman | Mike Cross
  • Wagon Wheel | Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Out my Back Door | Credence Clearwater Revival
  • Sweet Baby James | James Taylor
  • Fire and Rain | James Taylor
  • Norwegian Wood | Beatles
  • Never Been to Spain | Three Dog Night
  • Elma Terle | Mike Cross
  • Bye Bye Love | Everly Brothers
  • Dream | Everly Brothers
  • Third Rate Romance | Amazing Rhythm Aces
  • Waiting for a Train | Jimmie Rodgers
  • Copperhead Road | Steve Earle
  • Wild Nights | Van Morrison
  • Fire on the Mountain | Marshall Tucker Band
  • Carolina in my Mind | James Taylor
  • Summertime | Doc Watson
  • Big Yellow Taxi | Joni Mitchell
  • Santee | Public Domain
  • Everyday | Buddy Holly
  • Lodi | Credence Clearwater Revival
  • Shower the People | James Taylor
  • Love Hurts | Gram Parsons
  • L A Freeway | Guy Clark
  • Goin' Fishin' | Doc Watson
  • Jamaica Farewell | Kingston Trio
  • Danny's Song | Kenny Loggins
  • Tequila Sunrise | Eagles
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling | Eagles
  • You've Got a Friend | James Taylor
  • Don't Let Me Be Lonely | James Taylor
  • Across the Great Divide | Kate Wolf

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Upcoming Events

October 14, 2022 • Rehearsal Dinner
Fri5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Jefferson, NC
October 22, 2022 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Purlear, NC

Past Events

June 25, 2022 • Community Event
Sat8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bostic, NC
November 27, 2021 • Rehearsal Dinner
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Gatlinburg, TN
November 24, 2021 • Holiday Party
Wed5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Blairsville, GA
November 12, 2021 • Rehearsal Dinner
Fri6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Charlotte, NC
October 24, 2021 • Celebration
Sun12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Burnsville, NC
August 27, 2021 • Family Reunion
Fri5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gatlinburg, TN
July 31, 2021 • Graduation Party
Sat6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Greensboro, NC
July 23, 2021 • Corporate Function
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lewisburg, WV
July 4, 2021 • Celebration
Sun4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Port Republic, VA
November 27, 2019 • Thanksgiving Celebration
Wed6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Blairsville, GA
October 2, 2019 • Fundraiser
Wed6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pinehurst, NC
September 13, 2019 • Private Party
Fri7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Chapel Hill, NC

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