The Gary Waldrep Band comes from the Sand Hills region of Alabama bringing Gary's strong banjo and deep faith to a loyal regional crowd which knows his material and likes him as an entertainer and a person. He can be counted on to provide a strong show.
Many people in Georgia and Florida have watched Clint Wilson grow from a gangly teen playing with his family band into a published and recorded song writer and wizard multi-instrumentalist. His songs have been recorded by Blue Moon Rising and Volume V, a sought after sound man, record producer along with band-mate Brandon Bostic, and more. Recently married and about to graduate from Valdosta State University and move to Nashville, you'll be able to say, "I knew him when...." In describing the sound and vibe of his new band, Clint says, "I'd say smooth, melodic bluegrass. We'll be doing originals as well as covers of Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw (all arranged so they won't stick out from the BG material). We've got a few traditional tunes not many people do anymore, too." I'm really looking forward to the debut of this band.
Host band at Newell Lodge and co-promoter, The Wilson Family is a local favorite making fewer appearances as their children mature into new interests and different directions. Always a regional favorite, their fervent gospel bluegrass and deep connection to their audiences will be featured on Thursday evening. Fans should also follow the progress of their new efforts in goat farming on Facebook.