Thank You for considering my group Georgia Grass for your event. We are a professional Bluegrass Band with many years experience in the entertainment field
My name is Dan Daniel and I play the Guitar and sing most of the lead vocals for the group. I have played Country, Gospel and started playing Bluegrass in 1969.
I founded Georgia Grass Bluegrass Band in 1973 and over the years we have played for many bluegrass festivals and events in Georgia and around the South East. In the early 70's we played many clubs and private events around the Atlanta area and in 1976 we were chosen to play for the Grand opening of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. I first learned to sing from my Mother at church and then around age nine I began teaching myself to play the Guitar. I like all types of music but when I found bluegrass in 1969 it stuck and has become a very large part of my life.
I am a member of the Bonded Brothers of Bluegrass and the President and CEO of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association. In 2009 I was honored to be inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, and in 2017 the Atlanta Society of Entertainers presented me with the Musician's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The bands Banjo player is James Mckinney, and he also sings some lead and harmony. James started playing the Banjo at a very young age and has won many awards in his lifetime. He won the South US Banjo Championship at the age of 14, many first place awards in other states and in 1982 he was awarded the Grand National Banjo Champion of the United States at the annual awards in Winfield KS. James has played with several legends such as Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements and John Hartford. He has worked as a studio musician in Nashville and is rated as one of the top banjo players in the country. James was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Niki Portmann is the bass player for our group and also a singer. Her love of music from a young age lead her to try several different instruments and she decided on the Upright Acoustic Bass, which she has mastered very well through years of practice. She was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
We can also include Fiddle and Mandolin players if needed.
We promise to give you the best show possible and will work with you in any way we can to make your event the best that it can be. We guarantee that if you hire us once you will have us back again because our word is our bond and we love our music.