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The Local Boys

Americana Band from Wilkesboro, NC - Will travel up to 300 miles
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About
The Local Boys is a band that has been waiting for the designation "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. Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, and Bass. Additional instruments may be available upon request including 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 and harmony. 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 22 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 - Guitar/Lead & Harmony Vocals. If Aaron is not playing guitar, he is practicing guitar. A gifted and talented musician, and an integral part of The Local Boys. Experience-20 yrs

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

Eric Childers - Dobro/Vocals. 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

Steven Davidson - Mandolin/Vocals. His knowledge of music and music theory brings a technical and necessary approach to the band's selections. Experience-20 yrs

Jesse Chattin - Bass. Growing up in a musical family, Jesse 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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2018 - Top Folk Band
2017 - Top Folk Band
2014 - Top Folk Band

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The local boys did an outstanding job at our wedding!!! We had our reception out on our farm and they were so easy to work with and I did not have to worry about anything. The guest loved getting to hear them play and they made it all so simple. They all came dressed sharp and made such a good impression on our guests! I would very highly recommend them and hope to get to use them for other events in the future!!

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The Local Boys played at our wedding reception and sounded FANTASTIC! They helped to create a special playlist with some of our favorite songs and were so accommodating. Very nice guys and all of our guests enjoyed them! Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a bluegrass band for ANY occasion.

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We were very please with The Local Boys. They were on time, very professional and played a lot of great music over the three hours. Their music was wonderful and a perfect choice for a pig pickin’. I would highly recommend the band.

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