This popular and highly entertaining group can always be counted on for a high energy musically appealing show consisting of classic bluegrass covers and original material that's easily recognized as their own.
Fans of the great, revolutionary bluegrass band The Country Gentlemen enjoy hearing this band, led by former Gents bassman Bill Yates, reprise many favorite Country Gentlemen hits. The Country Gentlemen, formed in 1957, were revolutionary in their use of folk music, rockabilly, and rock music within the bluegrass framework to widen the level of acceptability of bluegrass as a more eclectic genre. Headed by the late Charley Waller until his death in 2004, the Gents were a ground breaking band. Bill Yates, unable to play any longer because of severe arthritis, continues on vocals and as emcee. Mike Phipps, on guitar, has a voice eerily reminiscent of Waller's.