Ashby Run

Bluegrass Band from Winchester, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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BOOKED 73 days ago

$500 - $2500 per event
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About
Ashby Run is a Northern Virginia bluegrass band with driving rhythm. Located in Winchester VA, the band and its members have performed at a variety of venues including company picnics, pig roasts, anniversary - birthday - graduation parties, wedding receptions, public concerts, and wine and Bluegrass festivals. We know the importance of reliability and professionalism and strive for that with each gig. The extensive repertoire of music can be easily adapted to accommodate the clients' needs. Their repertoire spans traditional and progressive bluegrass to classic country. As well as vocal selections the band has a substantial set of instrumentals that are fast-paced and foot-tapping, resulting in audience participation and interaction. The charismatic makeup of the band's members brings a friendly and enjoyable relationship not only with the client but with audience. Want a band that can accommodate your demanding requirements? Please contact us for a quote or your questions and begin an enjoyable experience.

Bill Johnson --

Bill has been performing and enjoying bluegrass music for nearly 30 years. He has played with several local bands and has extensive experience in entertaining the public. Bill sings lead and harmony on many of the bluegrass favorites and plays mandolin on instrumentals including "fiddle tunes" and numerous banjo selections. Some of the "crossover" tunes that Bill performs are: "Riding My Thumb To Mexico", "I've Got Stripes" and "Friday Night Blues" to mention a few. He has performed at many of the local wineries, community festivals, Bluemont Concert Series, Marriott Ranch and Arlie Conference Center events. Bill also donates a lot of his time entertaining residents of local nursing homes, assisted living centers, Ruritan Clubs and participating in annual Fire Department fund raisers.

Carol Manuel --

Carol started playing bass in 1998 and has not put it down since. The Bluegrass community showed her the heart and soul of the Bluegrass/Gospel bass. Carol has played Upright Bass for a variety of bands including the Gospel Keys, Narrow Passage and Doug Jimmerson (Tenor, Civil War Music). Carol derives great joy from playing the bass.

Wade Manuel --

Wade comes from a background of Country and Bluegrass music as his father (Bill) has been performed Country and Bluegrass music for over 50 years. Wade first picked up a guitar in Vietnam (1972) and detoured for a while playing "Rock n Roll" rhythm guitar. In 1997, Wade bought his first mandolin and returned to his "roots" and has been playing Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel ever since. Wade is a former member of the Bluegrass Gospel band "Narrow Passage" and is one of the founding members of The Gospel Keys, which formed in 1999 to perform Good Old-Time Traditional Bluegrass Gospel Music. Bluegrass Rules!
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Birthday Party (Kids)

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Ashby Run was amazing! They were fun,professional, and easy to work with. Would hire them again in a heartbeat!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Ashby Run were professional, courteous and extremely entertaining. They were the perfect band for our wedding ceremony and reception, and all of our guests loved them. The music was fantastic. They were very responsive to emails and were really accommodating to all of our specific requests. We can't recommend them highly enough.

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Wedding Reception

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Ashby Run was a perfect match for our wedding! We had them play during the seating before the ceremony and then again for the cocktail hour. They were on time, easy to work with, and played fantastic music, the pefect accompaniment for our outdoor ceremony! Out guests really enjoyed it!

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Wedding Reception

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We are SO grateful to Ashby Run for their awesome performance at our wedding reception. From the moment we reached out, Carol and the rest of the band were extremely easy to work with, extremely flexible and accommodating, and very kind. At our reception Ashby Run played *awesome* bluegrass music, and also coordinated with our dance caller to create an incredibly fun experience for our guests. SO many of our guests remarked about the good cheer and fun they created with their music. We are so grateful for their services, and we want to say that we *highly* recommend Ashby Run for their incredible music services!

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Private Party

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The music was great!! And the business side of the band was extremely professional and responsive. A wonderful experience.

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Community Event

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Ashby Run was the perfect band for our event. Great music, good energy, and very easy to work with. We'll definitely ask them to play for us in the future. Excellent comments from our guests, many of whom took the band's contact info. Thanks!

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Retirement Party

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Ashby Run was top notch! They were very accommodating in planning leading up to my event and responsive to all questions I had. On the day of the event they were on time and brought a professional yet fun attitude to the party...perfect balance. As far as Bluegrass goes, it must be in their blood because THEY CAN PLAY! Highly recommend this band for any event!

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Private Party

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Ashby Run musicians are delightful. They arrived on time, were super cordial and interactive. They played two sets of lovely background music, and invited a guest to join them for guitar picking and a song. They played for my husband's retirement party, and many guests said the band was a real highlight of the occasion. Happy I found them!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I was so pleased with the musicians of Ashby Run. They were on time, friendly, accommodating and talented as the played many bluegrass songs. I was thoroughly satisfied. Thank you Ashby Run!!!!!

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Private Party

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They were fabulous!1

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2019
Nov
16
Wedding
Luray, VA
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Oct
12
Wedding Reception
Charlottesville, VA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Oct
4
Rehearsal Dinner
Middleburg, VA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Jul
27
Anniversary Party
Louisa, VA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Birthday Party (Kids)
Winchester, VA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Wedding Reception
Luray, VA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Jun
15
Birthday Party (Kids)
Purcellville, VA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Apr
12
Wedding Ceremony
Luray, VA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Oct
7
Private Party
Luray, VA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Sep
29
Wedding Reception
Lovettsville, VA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Private Party
Sperryville, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Great Falls, VA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sunny Side of the Mountain
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Head Over Heels
Flatts and Scruggs
Coal Tattoo
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Friday Night Blues
Merle Haggard
Riding My Thumb to Mexico
Johnny Rodriguez
Little Maggie
Ralph Stanley
I Know You Rider
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Please note Ashby Run will also travel to Glengary, Stephenson, Clear Brook, Ridgeway, Stephens City, White Post, Boyce, Brucetown, Capon Springs, Gore, Berryville, Millwood, Middletown, Bunker Hill, Summit Point, Strasburg, Cross Junction, Gerrardstown, High View, Bloomery, Inwood, Kearneysville, Star Tannery, Paris, Capon Bridge, Fishers Hill, Front Royal, Yellow Spring, Charles Town, Linden.
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