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The Local Boys

Americana Band from Wilkesboro, NC Will travel up to 300 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 49 Reviews
  • 72 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2009
  • 13 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $500 per event

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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 23 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. And "LIKE" them on Facebook! The members of The Local Boys are: John Aaron - 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-23 yrs Tommy Raye - Banjo. Born in Georgia, raised in North Carolina. Traditionally rooted and technically accomplished. His fit with this ensemble is unrivaled. Experience-39 yrs Jake Joines - Dobro. Jake 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-17 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 lift your spirit!


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Avg 5.0 | 49 Reviews

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Review by Jaime T.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 13, 2019From Midland, NC

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!!

Review by Chelsea S.

WeddingReviewed on May 18, 2019From Spruce Pine, NC

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.

Review by sharon K.

CelebrationReviewed on August 10, 2019From Greensboro, NC

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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Song List

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  • Big Mon | Instrumental
  • Big Sandy River | Instrumental
  • Blackberry Blossom | Instrumental
  • Dooley | The Dillards
  • EMD(Eat My Dust) | David Grisman
  • Folsom Prison Blues | Johnny cash
  • Freeborn Man | Jimmy Martin
  • Friend of the Devil | Grateful Dead
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown | Instrumental
  • Gold Rush | Instrumental
  • Great Ol' Valley | Steven Davidson
  • Haley's Ride | Tommy Raye
  • How Good Men Fall | Steven Davidson
  • It Ain't Right | Steven Davidson
  • Jack-a-Roe | Grateful Dead
  • John Hardy | Traditional
  • Let It Rock | Grateful Dead
  • Little Girl From Memphis | Steven Davidson
  • Little Maggie | Stanley Brothers
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Me and My Uncle | Grateful Dead
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Old Home Place
  • Peaches 'n' Cream | Alan Munde
  • Rainbow Connection | Kermit the Frog
  • Rebecca | Instrumental
  • Red Haired Boy | Instrumental
  • Remington Ride | Reno and Smiley
  • Rocky Top | Osborne Brothers
  • Sailing Shoes | Robert Palmer
  • Salt Creek | Instrumental
  • Salty Dog Blues | Delmore Brothers
  • Shakedown Street | Grateful Dead
  • Sittin' On Top of the World
  • Some Old Day | The Bluegrass Album Band
  • Song For Life | Rodney Crowell
  • Steam Powered Aeroplane | John Hartford
  • Summertime
  • The Thrill Is Gone | B.B. King
  • They Love Each Other | Grateful Dead
  • Wagon Wheel | Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Wheel Hoss | Instrumental
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast | Instrumental
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So | Flatt and Scruggs
  • Why You Been Gone So Long | Johnny Darrell


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Upcoming Events

October 14, 2022 • Novel Taproom
Fri8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Newton, NC
October 15, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Jonesborough, TN
October 21, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Fri5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Townsend, TN
November 5, 2022 • Our State Magazine
Sat10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Raleigh, NC
November 11, 2022 • Corporate Function
Fri10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Waxhaw, NC

Past Events

May 29, 2022 • Wildwood Grill at Fontana Village
Sun6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fontana Dam, NC
May 27, 2022 • Fontana Marina
Fri5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fontana Dam, NC
May 21, 2022 • The Hum
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hickory, NC
May 1, 2022 • Merlefest
Sun12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Wilkesboro, NC
April 30, 2022 • Merlefest
Sat10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wilkesboro, NC
April 29, 2022 • Merlefest
Fri10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wilkesboro, NC
December 11, 2021 • The Evening Muse
Sat9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Charlotte, NC

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