Bethel University is a small, Christian college located in McKenzie, TN which has a deep commitment to arts shown in its Renaissance Program, which includes a bluegrass band mentored by Nashville veteran performer, coach, producer, and more Stephen Mougin. The band features skilled young pickers filled with enthusiasm. They appear at Big Lick, this year, for the third time. You'll enjoy their work.
The Spinney Brothers are Canada's bluegrass gift to the U.S, bluegrass festivals with their presentation of traditional bluegrass and classic country leavened with old sounding new songs. Good show with lots of earnestness and enthusiasm.
Joe Mullins has consistently improved his band through the last three years. The latest addition is Jason Barrie, fresh off several years with Doyle Lawson. The band has become increasingly animated to complement its always good singing.
Deeper Shade of Blue is a regional band with no real pretensions of becoming a national band, even though they might succeed at that level. They play with enthusiasm which has earned them a loyal local regional audience.